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Old 07-24-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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(Pittsburgh) – This week’s U.S. Commerce Department’s report of the $29 (B) billion April trade deficit highlights the continued threat China poses to a possible economic recovery fueled by a resurgence in industrial manufacturing.

"Until the unfair trade practices in China are stopped, including adjusting the exchange rate to reflect market conditions, we’ll never have balanced trade that benefits both American workers and businesses,”
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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I wish they would also stop trying to kill us with their contaminated, toxic and otherwise entirely unhealthy products!

Have you tried going to the store to buy something non-Chinese?? It's impossible, and believe me, since my recent toxic Chinese Drywall issue, I've been REALLY trying! Every time I find something that was Made in the USA I feel that I've experienced a miracle!

I'd love to be part of a group that encourages buying products manufactured by american companies, but there's just not enough american manufacturing to make what we need for every day life. It feels like the chicken or the egg dilemma. I'd love to know what solutions or options we do have. Please do advise if you have any ideas. Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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I wish they would also stop trying to kill us with their contaminated, toxic and otherwise entirely unhealthy products!

Have you tried going to the store to buy something non-Chinese?? It's impossible, and believe me, since my recent toxic Chinese Drywall issue, I've been REALLY trying! Every time I find something that was Made in the USA I feel that I've experienced a miracle!

I'd love to be part of a group that encourages buying products manufactured by american companies, but there's just not enough american manufacturing to make what we need for every day life. It feels like the chicken or the egg dilemma. I'd love to know what solutions or options we do have. Please do advise if you have any ideas. Thanks!
Here's a website that might interest you.

American Made Products and/or Services Made in USA


I go way out of my way not to buy Chinese crap. If I cannot find what I need made in the USA, I opt for something made with fair trade policies. I read about the drywall situation. So sorry that you were a victim of that...how awful. What is the recourse?

I see a Walmart and I fume. I am so glad that NYC would not allow one to open there. Flag wavers sing the praises of Walmart and I think that it is hysterically funny as you could not be more unpatriotic as when you shop there and other stores like it.

I find that when you look for organic clothing or products, they are usually American made or at least fair trade.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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Well we don't have much of a choice when so much manufacturing left US shores for other countries.

Try to find a US made toaster oven..just try.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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it's more complex than that.

China has an absolute advantage in manufacturing. So really, how can the USA compete?
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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Well we don't have much of a choice when so much manufacturing left US shores for other countries.

Try to find a US made toaster oven..just try.


Cookware & Kitchen Appliances for your Kitchen - Cool-Kitchenware-zzzzz

This site is on the Made in The USA list, but I think the toaster oven was a Sanyo...isn't that from Japan? I'd still rather buy Japanese as opposed to Chinese if you must purchase the toaster oven. Why aren't we making those here? What a shame.

http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/appliances.html

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Cookware & Kitchen Appliances for your Kitchen - Cool-Kitchenware-zzzzz

This site is on the Made in The USA list, but I think the toaster oven was a Sanyo...isn't that from Japan? I'd still rather buy Japanese as opposed to Chinese if you must purchase the toaster oven. Why aren't we making those here? What a shame.
Once you really try to buy American and go out shopping the reality of it will hit you pretty hard. I did spend a Saturday on the 4th toaster oven replacement and looked for the "Made in XXXX" on the box. The cheap crap coming from overseas just does not last. I went to 5 stores and not a one was made in the US of A.

Even good old Hershey chocolate is totally made outside the US.
I think the Peppermint Patties were the last to go to Mexico.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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it's more complex than that.

China has an absolute advantage in manufacturing. So really, how can the USA compete?
Alls I know is I want to buy other than made in China. Some Americans want the good stuff even if it costs more, smarter investment. How does china have such an advantage? I can only speculate
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/img/ustrade.gif (broken link)

http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/ustrade.html

Your anger is misplaced. Try thinking for yourself instead of having others do it for you. Our trade deficit is lower than it's been in a long while.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Alls I know is I want to buy other than made in China. Some Americans want the good stuff even if it costs more, smarter investment. How does china have such an advantage? I can only speculate
China is a poorer country, so it's cheaper to manufacture there.
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