I recently received the following email from a reader:
I would ask you to advise all your readers to watch “Death by China”, (it is on Netflix), well before the Christmas shopping season. You can also watch a preview on you tube.
The US has lost 57,000 manufacturing plants to China, since Clinton signed away the US economy with the World Trade Organization agreement. Five and a half Million US manufacturing jobs, trillions of dollars of more trade deficit each year. Toxic paint on children’s toys, poison dog food and Baby formula allfrom this communist country all for Big Business GREED and No accountability for China’s unfair trade actions and currency manipulation. Every time we buy Chinese made good we are helping the Chinese build up their Military force at a greater pace than the US.
China has 5 times the population than the US, the question I have, is their military also 5 times larger than ours?
We have not bought ANY food for ourselves or animals for years, looks like we will pay more for US made goods as we won’t be buying any thing made in China from now on.
America had better wake up.
Thanks 4 yer great web site.
I went and watched the documentary “Death by China” and although it did not tell me anything I was not aware of – it was an excellent reminder and wake-up call. Our manufacturing base is mostly non-existent. We are in trouble. High paying manufacturing jobs are being replaced with low pay service positions (with many only part time).
I am not sure that we will ever have elected representatives that will stand up to special interests and work to get this situation turned around. Time will tell.