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Old 08-19-2019, 07:37 PM
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At your level (3000 take home) you are not one of those driving the so-called "consumer economy" to the degree many with disposable income are. I'd say that the solid middle class and up would be hit harder.
You're right, I'm too financially encumbered (a.k.a. poor), to cause or suffer big effects from this.

...yet I still make too much to qualify for any kind of subsidy... I hate this crap.

Yes, this does have more of an effect on homeowners who have to routinely buy appliances and such to conduct their own residential maintenance.

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Old 08-19-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Iíve made that same point over and over again they just bury their heads in the sand and ignore the facts.
As Iíve stated I work in a plastic factory we MAKE molds but the screws, tools, and the machines all come from China, there is no way around it.
And because you are one person who works at one factory you arrive at the statement that no product is all USA made. You may actually believe that, and you are delusional.

You are so ridiculous that you are the equivalent of someone asking a wal-mart cashier if their stock is a good buy.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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Yes you do we all do.
Not if I donít buy it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Not if I donít buy it.
You canít say with 100% certainty that everything you buy is made here. Itís impossible.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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You canít say with 100% certainty that everything you buy is made here. Itís impossible.
Tariffed goods from China does not = every product on Earth.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Tariffed goods from China does not = every product on Earth.
I've posted it once in this thread already:

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2...-goes-to-china

Again, its a little older but I don't know that there is a real reason to thin these numbers have changed five-fold or anything like that.

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It feels like everything we buy comes from China. In fact, less than 3 percent of personal spending in the U.S. goes to China, according to a new report from the SF Fed.

That's partly because most personal spending goes to things like health care and housing that are, by definition, produced in the U.S.

But even when you look at the "goods" category, Americans spend way more on stuff that's made in the U.S. than on stuff that's made in China.

For the big-ticket items in the durable goods category (cars, furniture, etc.), about two thirds of personal spending goes to stuff made in the U.S. Just over 10 percent goes to China.

For smaller stuff ó food, clothes, gas, etc. ó 76 percent of personal spending goes to goods made in the U.S., and 6 percent goes to goods made in China.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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And because you are one person who works at one factory you arrive at the statement that no product is all USA made. You may actually believe that, and you are delusional.

You are so ridiculous that you are the equivalent of someone asking a wal-mart cashier if their stock is a good buy.
I’ve worked several places and it’s the same thing I’m a realist not delusional, sorry you being played if you think every nut and bolt in said product is made here.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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You canít say with 100% certainty that everything you buy is made here. Itís impossible.
I make one hell of an effort to know where what I buy comes from. If I canít find out, suddenly my need for it wanes.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:40 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Tariffs, aka taxes. Remember when the Tea party was apoplectic over such things? Fun times. Trump, the gift that keeps on giving.

Tariffs are expected to cost American households up to $1,000 per year when the next round goes into effect on September 1, according to a new note by J.P. Morgan.

According to the bankís analysts, the cost of the U.S.-China trade war borne by consumers is likely to rise from around $600 per year ó based on the first two ďphasesĒ of the tariffs on Chinese imports ó to around $1,000, based on the third round of tariffs.


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/t...115849705.html
Boo Hoo...

Now we can talk about how much the average family lost when all those jobs went to China in the first place.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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Iíve worked several places and itís the same thing Iím a realist not delusional, sorry you being played if you think every nut and bolt in said product is made here.
Every nut and bolt in what? A chisel? A wrench? A piece of lumber?

I'm talking about FTC law. No clue what you're talking about at this point.
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