Sunday, May 24, 2009

Support the US

As many of you know, The Cat's Pajamas has all our stamps produced in the US. We think that it is important to support companies in the US because money that stays in the US circulates and creates a healthy economy can only benefit us. Why take money away from the very people who purchase our stamps? It's a no brainer, really.

So when I read this on Ginny's blog, I thought it brilliant and thought to pass it along.

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, the
media wrings its hands and criticizes the ex-Bush, ex-Clinton Administration for perceived

Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the
Chinese should be suspended.

Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?

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.

For example: Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter?
If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some
American farmer. Easter is just ane example, the point is do not
wait for the government to act.
Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods,
that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our!!
The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch
from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.
Wahhhhhhhhhhhh !!!

The solution?
Let's give them fair warning and send our own message.
Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning
on implementing this on June 4, and continue it until July 4.

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 will at least
have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and
lawlessness were worth it.

June 4 to July 4.


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,

Pass it on,


Carol said...

Thanks for passing this on! Great idea along with a healthy dose of reality check :) - i will be reading those labels that is for sure! Thanks for the initiative!

Tracy Durcan said...

Wow, you know I've been meaning to write about this topic for a while now. A couple months ago the kids and I decided we would no longer purchase items "Made in China". I started teaching the kids how to look for the information on products. It got to be kind of funny because they really ran with it and started looking at EVERYTHING!! "Mom, this is made in China, Mom, that is made in China" is all I hear now, lol. Since we started this we've realized what a crazy amount of stuff is made in China. It's really quite disgusting. Unfortunately, we have not been able to go cold turkey because it is really hard. However, we are trying and every little bit helps, right. Take Care.

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