Let’s take the 1.3 Billion we give to Pakistan each year, and give that to the people down south who were hit with the tornados.
If we started build up our manufacturing and actually purchase our own goods and start to export again, and taxed the crap out of the imports, maybe we could become self sufficient again, start to use some of our own oil reserves, cut the middle east out for a while!
Create jobs, stop giving so much Aid to others around the world, maybe our deficit will cease to increase and like I said we start to import, maybe we can buy down the debt!
When we stop giving aid to the rest of the world, we will have to keep our military strong to protect our boarders, not the rest of the planet.
That is the United States that our fore fathers were looking into forming, not this Banking, political mess of a government we currently have. We are ruled by banking and not by manufacturing, we import more than we export, we lend our military, and the lives of our young men and women to other countries to fight their battles and demand nothing in return.
We buy out Banks who can’t manage their own money, We allow millions of dollars in rewards to Corporate CEOs who bankrupt companies.
But we let our elderly suffer with illnesses and hurt the families by taking all their possessions when they do get sick.
We offer billions of dollars in "aid" to third world countries and threaten to lay off workers here in our country so those countries can take our jobs.
we put more value on the people who trade stocks and drive up prices of simple everyday items so they can turn a profit, then on the people who teach our youth and help mold them to be a productive member of society.
We place more value on some girl who dresses weird and can sing a song on a stage because the press decides she is HOT for now, than the youth coaches and mentors and scout leaders and people who volunteer their time to children.
Listen, I wrote this from the heart, I guess more for me than any of you! if you want to read it please do, if you want to respond to it please do,
I don’t care if I spelled anything wrong, I don’t care if my punctuation is out of place, this is a heartfelt rant and I am glad that people have given their lives and fought for me to have the ability to rant like this in an open forum.
Did y’all see that Diane Sawyer has a special report coming up this week. They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family's home that were not made in the USA .
There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they are going to show truckloads of items - USA made - being brought in to replace everything and will be talking about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..
It was interesting that Diane said that if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!
I Was Buying Food The Other Day At Walmart and on the label of some products it said 'from china ’
for example the "our family" brand of the mandarin oranges says right on the can 'from china '
i was shocked so for a few more cents i bought the liberty gold brand or the dole since it's from calif.
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think while the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets?
70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? Do it yourself, America !!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
Think about this: If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!
Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on May 1st and continue it until June 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and
lawlessness were worth it.
Remember, MAY 1 TO JUNE 1st !!!!!! START NOW. Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted. If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WEGET!
The'Department of Energy' was instituted on 8-04-1977… TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.
Hey, pretty efficient, huh? ????
And now it's 2009, 32 years later and the budget for this necessary department is at$24.2 billion a year. It has 16,000 federal employees and approximately 100,000 contract employees
and look at the job it has done! … this is where you slap your forehead and say
'what was i thinking?' Ah, yes, good old bureaucracy...And NOW we are going to turn the Banking System, Health Care & the Auto Industry over to government? GOD HELP US!