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post #1 of 3 Old 05-20-2011, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Buy locally !!

Saw this on BITOG and thought you guys would like it...
Did you see that Diane Sawyer has a special report coming up this week? 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 are going to show truckloads of items - USA made - being brought in to replace everything and will be talking about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..

It was interesting that Diane said that if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!

WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART and ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID 'FROM CHINA’

FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA '

I WAS SHOCKED SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE SINCE IT'S FROM CALIF.

Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think while the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, 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 refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!

Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on May 1st and continue it until June 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. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and
Lawlessness were worth it.

Remember, MAY 1 TO JUNE 1st !!!!!!
START NOW.

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I've been making a conscious effort to buy American the last few years... For the most part it doesn't cost that much more. Most items that you save on by buying from China have quality issues anyways and make up for the cost savings.....

Case-in-point... Oakley sunglasses... Mine cost $115 but they've lasted 3 years so far... I normally kill a pair of $5 sunglasses a month before I took the plunge.

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^^^ That's what my bro-in-law does... Buys a $5 pair of glasses every month or 2... instead of buying quality... And he's in the Military... Go figure.

I try to do the same thing. Supermarkets for sure... I'd pay 20.00 extra a week to buy from a local grocer as opposed to Wally World... Although I did read Wal-Mart is trying to buy from local farmers instead of importing some stuff.

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