Monday, August 08, 2011

Boycott Chinese Goods!

Want to help out unemployment?  Give this a shot.  Thanks, Sarah!  Let me see what I can do without...

Did y'all see Diane Sawyer's special report? They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family's home that were not made in the USA .  There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items - USA made - being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..  It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think? The Chinese, knowingly (or not) and intentionally (or not), export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets.

70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our!!

Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on Aug. 1st and continue it until Sept. 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports.

Remember, August 1st to Sept. 1st !!!!!! START NOW.

Send this to everybody you know.  If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!

Pass it on, America ....


  1. I'm in! I'm also trying to 'eat local'. Give the local farmers some business instead of paying somebody (and using who knows how much fuel) to bring a load of bananas or whatever else from who knows where. We CAN make a difference....think about it. It makes perfect sense. Remember when an orange was a treat and lettuce grew in the garden, not found in a bag in the store in December :)

  2. I have been doing the same. I can't grow anything but toenails and hair, but I can shoop at the Farmers' Market...