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originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
There is little to no influence of where all our products come from. Our goods economy is primarily Chineese provided. Like it or not
All the box stores sell China crap. 10-15% tarriffs(federal pre-sales tax) will not be enough to disrupt mfgr sources.
Let's be real and call the tarriffs what they are.
A bs front end sales tax of 10-15% +/- sold to citizens wrapped in a flag(made in China)
This is another giant gov cash grab.
The amount is kept low to pass the cost to consumers and intentionally not disrupt mfgr operations.
A little like how the Occupy Wall Street were protesting Wall Street and Capitalism while texting on their iPhones and ordering pizza from accounts paid for by Soros funded sources. So many were young kids programmed to hate Capitalism yet had all the amenities provided by Capitalist mechanisms. I can’t wait till they try to order pizza through their local dmv /pizza/post office/healthcare govt collective. And while they were camping out in Zucotti Park( a privately owned park) they had al the same signs as the homeless tent cities in California ... dirty needles rape diseases etc.
originally posted by: tribal
I want to know why so many Americans admit we are being ruined by consumerism but then get upset at the very mechanisms which make that consumerism possible, namely cheap toxic garbage manufactured by slave labor in other countries.
Please enlighten me.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: UpIsNowDown
Hi Up. May I tell you this?
I, and really who am I to criticize, find this kind of post invaluable. Indeed, I find it counter productive. Mostly I base this opinion on my negative reactions whenever a conservative makes this kind of ''predictive'' post proclaiming their knowledge of how the ''lefties'' will respond.
My sense of this is that it categorizes people into those two groups we all are being lead to believe are monolithic.
When I see this from conservatives after I have read an OP that I think deserves consideration and then it is followed by the ''here come the lefties'', I quite often get defensive and then do not give the OP the reflection it might deserve on it's own merits. Can you see my thinking here?
And while I agree that from recent tendencies in pro Trumpian posts that what you suggest will be, will be, I still find this kind of prediction of others behavior to be an ineffective if not counter productive addition to all threads. It only adds to antagonisms. AND ITS
Not that I have not done it myself in the past............
please dont see this response as a jibe back at you
Man us non US love watching critical thinking at all levels , I mean its not like Trump and his team could not be using the same type of propaganda to inspire there own support, TDS sounds like it fits the bill for both sides of the US political spectrum, you either have TDS because you despise him or you have TDS because you blindly follow every word he says.
Japanese buy all their own manufactured stuff. They pay the price for it too. Americans be like... who needs the jobs we just want cheap stuff... but mainly because it’s gone overseas. Even tech support. Very sad and Trump is trying to fix the ... imbalance.... and all he gets is criticism. I was talking about the trade imbalance with China in Econ class way back in 2006 or so. My professor was duly impressed.
originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
a reply to: Fowlerstoad
So none of your family own an Xbox, playstation, smart phone, television etc, and you check each component has been manufactured in the US before purchase otherwise you are deemed un patriotic? And you are going to declare that everything you own is manufactured in the states
Why is it you guys have so much deep rooted hate for each other, its beyond left and right and its like you have been prorammed to despise each other.