In light of China’s "blunt trade warning" to the
United States, threatening "difficulties" and
refusing to be "coerced" into a fair agreement,
it’s time that we took the gloves off and hit
China where it hurts most.
It’s bad enough that they have an
undervalued currency, which they refuse to
allow to float on the free market, because it
gives them the unfair advantage of making
their products artificially cheap. Of course,
the fact that most of their labor is performed
by drones, who work for a bowl of rice and
a cot, also contributes to their low cost.
They pirate our copyrights and patents with
impunity, and cost American businesses
untold millions and force many to close their
doors because of the unfair competition.......
firing employees who have been with them
Oh, once in a great while, the chinese
police "raid" a factory that is producing
American DVDs and CDs, without paying
royalties to the originators.............but that
is strictly for show, in order to downplay
American claims of a soft policy toward
piracy. For every "raid" there are dozens of
factories that go right on producing.
Whether the American people believe it or
not, we hold a very powerful hand in this
seemingly lopsided debacle. If every
American would, even for a short time, NOT
PURCHASE anything that was manufactured
in China, their economy would come to a
much deserved screeching halt. That would
also signal the many discount stores that they
will be stuck with unsold merchandise if they
continue to import from China. It would also
give American firms the time and incentive to
create start-up companies from the ashes that
once were our major plants, bringing back the
thousands of jobs that were lost to the
Chinese slave-labor market.
But the ultimate challenge still hovers above
us, like a dark storm cloud. Do the American
people, who have gotten used to such low-ball
prices on most item, have the will to sacrifice
just a bit, for the benefit of the country and
our future? They complain that the
high-paying jobs have been lost, but they
continue purchasing items that cost next to
nothing to produce in China. We can’t have it
both ways. With our high salaries, and high
standard of living, comes the higher cost of
items that we all purchase. It’s now time to
choose to buy American...... Tomorrow might
be too late.
We were once the "envy of the world", but if
we don’t control our buying and spending
habits, and put the country first, we will be
reduced to a second-rate power ................
by our own dollars.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Like kids in a candy shop Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the reigns of power in Congress 4 months ago and began to issue declarations and ultimatums, “A new Congress in town!” And then they blew the smoke from their legislative six shooters that were raised in the air in celebration.
President Bush and the Leaders of Congress
Oh boy this was going to be fun, I’m sure they thought, it was like having an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! The very Daisy Red Rider BB gun that Ralphie, in the movie The Christmas story, used to get that mean old Black Bart. And we all know who Pelosi and Reid is a thinkin’ Black Bart is!
“Don’t worry America we a ain’t gonna let Black Bart fight the war in Iraq why wees a gonna load up a war funding bill so full of peanut substutities and other stuff like timelines and withdrawal dates that ol’ Black Bart is a gonna bring them troops a running home like the injins’ was a gonna get ‘em.”
Fortunately after the delusion subsides an adult can bring us all back to reality. In fact that is why the founders, though the constitution, in their wisdom give the President of the United States the veto pen. The veto pen and a looming Memorial Day vacation brought the Democrats back to reality. In spite of all their kiddish games this Congress WILL fund the War.
Now that the Democrat kids have resigned themselves to the fact that the President is not going to give in to their fall down in the store in front of the toy section, cut and run, tantrum they must gather themselves up to work with the President on governing this Nation like it’s suppose to be instead of always trying to show him up like all little disrespectful children do of adults.
"Democrats have finally conceded defeat in their effort to include mandatory surrender dates in a funding bill for the troops, so forward progress has been made for the first time in this four-month process."—Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the House GOP leader
But not to be completely out done those silly kids just are going to have something their way like $8 billion for Democratic “toys” tucked away in this emergency war funding bill.
And they’re not finished playing around either Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee outlined an unusual procedure in which Democrats will make lawmakers in the House cast two votes, one on the war-related provisions, and a second on all other items. That would allow liberal Democrats to oppose the war funds, confident that Republicans would supply the support needed for it to prevail.
The opposite would be true for the domestic spending, which draws more support from Democrats than Republicans. Just a little game so that Democrat Congresspersons who answer to anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-reality left wing Liberals constituents can say in theory that they did not vote to fund the war. The bill would then go to the Senate, where senators would have to vote yes-or-no on the entire package.
Congress projects that the bill should be on the President’s desk Friday just in time for Congressional vacation; well they can’t go on recess without funding our boys now could they?
Seem to me America is right about this Congress and that is why 64% of us don’t approve of the way Congress is doing it's job.
This rebellious obnoxious divisive tantrum throwing Congress needs a daddy, someone who will put them over the knee in 2008 and 2010 and spank them at the polls you bad, bad Congress! And guess what Congress we the American people are your daddy!