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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    pretty much that. everyone tempted to vote yes should ask themselves what the effect on the poor would be of a 30% overnight hike in their cost of living.

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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    pretty much that. everyone tempted to vote yes should ask themselves what the effect on the poor would be of a 30% overnight hike in their cost of living.
    Seeing how I grew up poor I can answer that question. Pawnshops,clearance sales,Regular store sales, thrift stores,coupons, flea markets, 2nd hand stores,rent-to-own, Fingerhut and that all time favorite method of obtaining brand new expensive is Lay-A-Away. Pretty much what the poor are already doing today.
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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yeah, Americans don't need clothes, or shoes, or TV's, ovens, etc
    Americans bought clothes,shoes,TVs,ovens and etc before many companies decided to outsource to China.

    . They should just stop buying Chinese products so that all the companies that sell them can go bankrupt, adding millions to the unemployed line, and when they lose their houses they won't even have cardboard boxes to sleep in, 'cause they're made in China.
    If you are working for a walmart can you really afford to buy a house?
    PayScale - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Employer Wages, Hourly Wage Rate
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seeing how I grew up poor I can answer that question. Pawnshops,clearance sales,Regular store sales, thrift stores,coupons, flea markets, 2nd hand stores,rent-to-own, Fingerhut and that all time favorite method of obtaining brand new expensive is Lay-A-Away. Pretty much what the poor are already doing today.
    How much of that is from China though?
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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    No, if we did, where would we get the alternative energy technology we will need in the future since China is now the world leader in alternative energy technology?
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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Americans bought clothes,shoes,TVs,ovens and etc before many companies decided to outsource to China.
    And now the infrastucture for it has been removed, or changed.


    If you are working for a walmart can you really afford to buy a house?
    PayScale - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Employer Wages, Hourly Wage Rate
    What if you work for Apple, or the companied that supplies or maintains Walmart stores, or the PR companies that are dependent upon businesses that are dependent on businesses that import from China, these things don't exist in a vacuum.
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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    How much of that is from China though?
    How much of it was not from China before outsourcing?
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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    And now the infrastucture for it has been removed, or changed.
    Then the companies that did not sell out to China will expand and or new companies will sprout up to meet the demands of consumers.



    What if you work for Apple, or the companied that supplies or maintains Walmart stores, or the PR companies that are dependent upon businesses that are dependent on businesses that import from China, these things don't exist in a vacuum.
    Walmart is not the only store in the US.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    I'll buy American products as soon as they start becoming less expensive than those from China.

    But seeing as the Unions and our asinine "minimum-wage" laws keep that from happening, I'll keep buying China.

    Then again I'm being self-interested myself by looking for the cheapest product, so I'm not sure I can necessarily blame the Unions for doing the same.

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    Re: Should we stop purchasing of China's commodities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Our comparative advantages are in ideas, intellectual property, professional services, and the like. .
    Probably more as 90 % of 'ideas, intellectual property' have been already stolen by China and its countrymens in western companies.
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