Originally Posted by ZGjethro
I like the idea of buying American goods, but the reality is it is hard to do all the time. Perhaps I do not try hard enough, or I want high quality goods. The reality is that China is producing high quality stuff. I am typing on a Chinese made Apple computer and I drive a Japanese Toyota 4runner.
You might be missing the point of why we shouldn't buy Chinese goods. Some of their goods are very high quality while other goods aren't as good with respect to quality. However, I'm speaking mainly about their poor trade policies which make a very un-level playing field for the US. I personally drive a Honda Civic Hybrid because I wanted to send a message to US auto makers that it's time to become more efficient. The car was made in Japan. The Japanese are fair trading partners whereas the Chinese are essentially screwing us. The computer that I type on was obviously made in China.
My point is that we should as Americans demand that trade policies be on a level field with other countries. If not, you'll some day find that you don't have the money to buy any imported goods because you won't have a job or a domestic economy.