He eloquently spoke of getting us out from under China. President Obama forgot one important fact. He would have to pry the special interest groups and our legislators out of the claws of China and its materialistic grip. I don’t think he has a crow bar big enough, but we, the American people do!
The relationship is similar to the one China had with England in the 1700’s. England had enslaved the Chinese by addicting them to the opium they produced for the English to sell. China has enslaved Americans by utilizing our materialism against us. They are importing cheap products into America, buying American real estate, and investing in our enormous debt. The most disturbing part is that our legislators are so addicted they can’t shake themselves loose, even to do what is best for America. Kick them out of office, now!
As Americans, we are also at fault. We clamor for the latest gadgets, bigger homes, more cars, and a lifestyle of royalty. We want our products to be cheaper, our debts to be bigger, and our loyalty is to the one who can provide it the fastest. Now, if we were to stop buying anything but American made. Quit giving into our latest whims and start being productive again, we might find us a happy and successful nation again.
The first step is for all American located companies to understand that if they import one part of their product, it is considered foreign-made. Thus they shall incur the highest taxation possible to be able to sell to the American consumer. This is a privilege! Start with the big computer companies and go down the line. Give them tax incentives to come back to America, fully. Help American’s re-furbished these shut down factories and get Americans back to work!
I would rather pay $1200.00 for a computer completely made in America, than $400.00 for one made in China. Maybe I won’t buy another one for a couple of years or more, but do I really need it. Is my quality of life so dependent on these objects that I won’t survive without them? No! And neither is yours. And have you noticed that when it is not American made, they don’t comply with quality standards. So in the long run, you are being duped into buying more and paying more!
It is time to end our addiction and break free of our slavery!