December 29, 2011
This Christmas, the three gifts I bought for my grandkids I would have bought no matter where they were made. One was from Japan, the others were from Taiwan. From the giving tree, you choose a name and buy a gift for a child in need, which was a request for a robe, I absolutely could not find a robe in any store that wasn’t made in China.
Just before Christmas, I wanted to buy a picture frame. Small town shopping choices are limited. After realizing that every frame in every store came from China, I went to a custom shop and had it made. Certainly not a choice for people on a limited budget.
At the grocery store, I bought an off brand of pumpkin for pies and much to my irritation, it too, came from China. I’ve received emails about buying in America and then I received this one from my cousin Karen. This job producing video was a real eye-opener.
Imports and trade are not all bad for our country. I’m picking on China for a reason. My neighbor, Jan, had two teachers from China staying with her for a short time on an exchange program earlier this year. They bought a camera made in China. When she questioned their choice they told her it was cheaper to buy it here than in their own country. I’ve read where China is manipulating money, doctoring dog food, selling knock-offs illegally, pirating music and other shoddy business practices. So, visit the Made In America Website after watching this video and see how much power our purchases have.