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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Unspeaked, Feb 14, 2008.
Welcome to life with a weak dollar, where we can't afford to buy things from other countries (except China, which fixes the value of their currency to ours).
It is not a matter of being able to afford American-made products, as much as it is finding them. I don't wear Chinese made shoes, but I am limited to Allen Edmonds for casual and dress shoes, and New Balance for running shoes. Try to find American-made electronic goods- such as TVs, DVD players, stereos, computers, etc. There just isn't much of a choice.
It's only relevant if it's sustainable and I've seen no indication that it is.
Do you have any evidence showing why the increase of exports to China isn't sustainable?
Even New Balance has started making a lot more of their products overseas.
You aren't even American, so would have no insight into this discussion, whatsoever. Keep trolling. Are you obsessed with me?.
You've intentionally misconstrued what I posted.
I only buy from their Made in USA line.
Lets review. This is the topic of the thread- U.S. Trade Deficit Drops in 2007 After Setting Records for 5 Straight Years.
You then posted this-
I was under the impression you were referring to the drop in the trade deficit as not being sustainable.
Yeah, I know they're better than most, and a lot of the non-made in the USA brands are even assembled in the USA, but it's sad because it wasn't that long ago that you knew any pair of New Balance you picked up was made in America.
You really are most ill-mannered. Why would you think that your insight would be any more valid than anyone else's? And why on earth would I be obsessed with you? Do you have something I might want?
Oh, then why did you say this?
Unless I'm mistaken, the trade deficit isn't limited to China and you'll notice that the trade imbalance with China actually increased.
I see. I was thinking about China, because I had just read this article-
You seem to be following me around on every thread.
There's nothing worse than people who aren't even American trying to lecture Americans on our country, criticizing our government, and our politicians.
Someone has to.
No, I live here.
You were pretty critical of Saddam's abilities in another thread.
Can you provide a link where I was critical of S. Hussein on an Iraqi message board, in a discussion with Iraqis?
Will a quote where you criticised Saddam on an Apple computer rumours message board do?
You're so vain. You prob'ly think this song is about you....
You are quite welcome to comment on any other country under discussion in this forum. Personally I always welcome an outsider's perspective on my own country as a counter to our natural inclination to pretend the garden is rosy. A debate with people who all share the same history and perspective doesn't go particularly far, does it?
You really are too much.
In case it had escaped your notice, this is an international forum, where anyone, of any nationality, is free to criticise whomsoever they wish. The fact that your Administration has managed to damage, perhaps irreparably, the standing of your country in the world, has increased your deficit to previously unimaginable proportions, has instigated a preemptive invasion under false pretences and set the Muslim world on fire by crass mismanagement and arrogant unilateral actions, affects the whole world, not just your little corner of it. Besides any incompetence in dealing with domestic matters, the global wreckage Bush has left in his wake, financial, geopolitical and environmental, will take years to clear up. If I wish to voice my criticism of the harm I believe he has done to my world on this board, I will.
I'm loving all this commentary on the US trade deficit.
It isn't the same, is it?
Inevitably, it seems whenever I post, the focus of the discussion turns to me, because of a few bad seeds.
Sorry about the OTness. A significant devaluation of the currency will usually produce a temporary balance of payments benefit, but it also usually comes back and bites you on the arse later.
You might ask yourself why that is.