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ROBERT3033 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 11:25 AM
Comment in response to "Just wondering" The alternative to not buying anything made in China is to do without for many of us because of the higher costs of products made in the USA. Products made in China made it possible for me to start a small custom furniture making business. If you buy wisely you can even get comparable quality along with economic savings. I say don't make impulse buy decisions if the product is made outside the USA. Also, I propose buying American over foreign products when the prices are comparable, the quality is superior and when the products are not union made. We would be wise to not hop on sound bite band wagons that use patriotism, or other traditional teases as Conservative bait. BTW I am a conservative.
Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 11:54 AM
You are smart with your money. We need more voters who are smart with their money and think things through. People who think in terms of sound bites should not be allowed to vote.

The Olympics have gone smoothly despite -- gasp! -- America's team wearing clothing made in China at the opening ceremony.

"I'm so upset," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile, and burn them. ... We have people in the textile industry who are desperate for jobs."

Here, Reid demonstrates economic cluelessness. It seems logical that Americans lose if American clothing is made overseas. But that's nonsense. First, it's no surprise the uniforms were made in China. Most clothing is. That's fine. It saves money. We invest the savings in other things,...