posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 06:58 PM
The best way to pay back China for wrecking our economy and killing thousands of Americans is a total trade embargo. We’re dependent on them at the
moment for essential products during the pandemic. But domestic production is ramping up on many items such as ventilators and masks. February imports
from China are down 13 percent, and March imports from China should be much lower. April will be even worse. We already have a travel ban in place
In other words, we’ll be used to getting significantly fewer goods from China within a few months at the same time domestic manufacturing should be
in high (or at least higher) gear for many products. We’ll be used to the pain in other words.
We’ve never exported that much to China, contrary to the high hopes we had when we normalized relations hoping to gain access to a huge potential
market. But it’s only ever been potential access. Only 5 percent of U.S. exports go to China, and even that will drop substantially in the next few
So as soon as the pandemic appears to be in hand and we’re producing most of what we need in case it flares up again, we should announce an embargo
to be implemented in stages. There will never be a better time. A phased embargo would give time for non-Chinese firms that wish to sell products in
America to shift manufacturing operations elsewhere.
At the same time we announce the phased embargo, we should start deporting all Chinese citizens, including the roughly 360,000 attending American
universities. It will be rough on high tech companies to lose all the Chinese scientists and engineers working here, but we can start a nationwide
program to increase STEM graduates. Our people are smart, too. Just look at all the Nobel prizes Americans have won and their inventions.
on 3-4-2020 by Scapegrace because: Typos
edit on 3-4-2020 by Scapegrace because: Typo