Saturday, May 24, 2008

Proud to be an American BUT sick of people hating China!!!

I received this as an email and after reading it, this was my response* (at the bottom)

While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Bush Administration for perceived errors. Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.

Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? DO IT YOURSELF!!

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, however 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.

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!!

The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. ** Downside ??

The solution ?

Let's give them fair warning and send our own message. We will not implement this UNTIL June 4, and we will only continue it until July 4. 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 will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.

Remember, June 4 to July 4.

Send this to everybody you know. Show them we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.

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

"I do not want you to send me anything that has to do with China. Please remember that we will adopt a little girl who lives in China and she has no parents and no home. Our Heavenly Father loves her so much that He is choosing Americans to raise these young children so that they will grow up in Godly homes who love Jesus and will teach them about His love and what He did for them. China has its problems but so do America. China is no worse than America. It is time to stop hating China or any other country."

I know that she has parents and we WILL teach her about her birth parents and I respect her birthparents, what I meant was totally directed to the individual that sent the email. I had to be this blunt for them to hopefully get the idea.

2 comments:

Kimber said...

Debbie,

It is so sad that people do not think before they write or send thing like this. i am sorry someone was so insensitive to you.

Kim

Ashley Winters said...

People can be very ignorant when it comes to other nationalities. I am continually surprised by not only the stupid comments I get when out with my daughters, but also stares. Right now, my daughters are little and oblivious to the stares, but eventually they will see them, and I pray that they will not be bothered.