I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
This is a response to Ms. Hayslett's newest blog entry titled “A non-Made in China Holiday”
While I suppose there is no need to wish that on a Liberal blog the topic would be about our heroes the Vets on Veterans Day, I can appreciate their inept attempt and what they may think is pro-American, but yet again they fail to see the whole picture. Firstly, Id ask if all these local places pay full benefits, health care and retirement to both full and part time employees. Do they pay your so-called living wage to all employees?
Hair salon? Then the combs, brushes, scissors, capes, parts or entirety of the chairs, bottles, hair care products all could come in part from “
Gym? Parts or entirety of the machines, floor products, cleaning products, and electronics all could come in part from
Auto-detail? Cleaning products, bottles, wipes, parts of your car or the entire car itself, items in the business, buckets, sponges, and vacuum cleaner all could come in part from
Driveway sealing? Asphalt is a hydrocarbon compound created from the cracking of petroleum into various other by-products such as gasoline. That compound can thus come in part from the
Lawn mowed/Snow plowed? Mower/snow plow, oil, parts could come in part from
Golf? Shafts, balls, bags, gloves, tees, clothes, turf mats, flags, and carts could come in part from
Oil change? Filters, hoses, tools, barrels, and funnels all could come in part from
Restaurants? Dinner ware, cleaning products, fixtures, beverages, paper for the menu, and packaging all could come in part from
Cleaning? Products, bottles, wipes, clothes, and buckets all could come in part from
Computer repair? Not pointing to the fact the original computer could come from
Local crafts? Ill take this at face value, but I don’t see a lot of sheep here in the
Musicians? Instruments, cases, reeds, strings, sheet music could all come in part from
Please site your source that 50c of every $5 stays in the community from a string of lights. Because this is totally false. You can not say 90% of the cost of a good goes to
Xenophobia – the fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. (Merriam-Webster)
I am not sure where the xenophobia towards Asians and foreigners comes from around here. As you can see, we are all surrounded by global products and people. To say you wont shop at a store because they have Chinese products is baseless on its own merits. There mostly isn’t a store, restaurant, home, or business that isn’t in someway connected to other parts of the world.
The most important economic concept to understand is the cost breakdown of products and consumables. Depending on the economist, roughly 3-8 percent of American’s personal consumption expenditures are sent to
Breaking it down and depending on which economic indices you use, roughly between 1-3% of US consumer spending goes to Made in
If you really don’t want to buy goods from
What is blindingly clear is that it’s not the goods that are the main components of costs, it’s the value, margin, and service added on at the sale point. That computer you write on and use, yes it was probably made in