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Old 07-25-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Absolutely any and all trade with china must and should cease.
That place is a cess pool that is causing more and more deterioration in OUR country and
that is NOT acceptable.

If the people of this Nation would buy US products only and stay out of walmarts this nation
would do a quick turn around for the better.
not all of it is a cesspool, a lot more of it is beautiful and interesting.

you're typically blaming china for all america's problems. you've got a lot of problems that are 'deteriorating' YOUR country that have NOTHING to do with china.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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No leaana,

you are incorrect. China is a cesspool that abuses its people. There is nothing beautiful about that, not at all. I do blame china for the insufficient materials and standards they are using in producing toys, foods etc...that is un-acceptable. And I do also blame the US for buying their crap as the people of this nation deserve far better.

While there are in fact many issues doing damage to this country, one of the largest is the trade with china and shopping in the damn walmarts.
So, yes china is a large problem for the citizens of this country.

bottom line....


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not all of it is a cesspool, a lot more of it is beautiful and interesting.

you're typically blaming china for all america's problems. you've got a lot of problems that are 'deteriorating' YOUR country that have NOTHING to do with china.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Although this thread was dealing with the recession & taxes, it holds true for food production as well.

Recovery from Recession? Any guess, opinions?

Here's one of the posts with great insight:
"...Companies don't go offshore for an "educated workforce" or "infrastructure" - they go offshore because they can remove manufacturing entirely from their books to a CM, often once- or twice-removed. They go offshore because it's CHEAP. They go offshore for the tax breaks. They go offshore because they can pay employees wages which wouldn't pay to fill up a tank of gas here. They go offshore to be able to dump pollution directly into rivers..."

US corporations contract with other countries for food because it's cheap. Cheap for them. In some foreign countries there's no hourly wage minimum, no unions for workers, no strict environmental guidelines. The profit margin for corporations buying food from overseas is astronomical.

Case in point: Walmart. The company that's proud about being working-class & all-American.

The US imports billions of pounds of meat & produce from other countries. If you want cheap food, you got it! If you want to eat foods that are out of season, you can have that too. But one way or another, you will pay for it.

Not one country alone is to blame for bad products or bad foods. To focus only on China as a scapegoat is short-sighted. There's plenty of blame to go around.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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The only way to know your food is safe...is to grow, raise, or hunt it and butcher it yourself.

You couldn't pay me to eat anything made in China or any other place like it. And China isn't the only place to watch for with food issues, just one of the larger ones.
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