We all know that just about everything we purchase these days here in the US is made in China.
While their gross sales of products are soaring, there has been a huge decline in American manufacturing.
For a few less dollars in production, many of these import manufacturers turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the pleas of those who work in forced labor camps in China under intolerable and inhumane working conditions with little or no pay.
While on Christmas morning our living room floors were scattered with toys made in China, many of our workers are unemployed. Bit by bit we are selling our country to foreign countries.
Huffington Post submitted the following report yesterday of one such case. They reprinted a report from The Oregonian which follows:
“Julie Keith of Damascus, Oregon was shocked to find a handwritten letter apparently from an inmate at a Chinese labor camp pleading for help when she opened a pack of year-old Halloween decorations from Kmart, The Oregonian reports.
You can read the entire story; including a video and the actual supposed handwritten note which was sent from a desperate person held in one of these camps. link:
Americans embrace and accept people of all nations into our country (and true to the name it is, in fact, a melting pot). There are many Chinese-Americans here; as well as students who come to this country to further their education. We mean no disrespect to any of them who are here legally.
However, under no circumstances should importers and retail stores here in America accept goods from China which are peeled from the backs of forced Chinese laborers in these cruel and inhumane places. Most Dollar Stores, Dollar Tree, and other such stores sell exclusively items made in China. Most of these products are inferior and some are dangerous.
If you feel that America needs to re-evaluate this huge influx of cheaply made (and sometimes dangerous products); some of which have caused injury and death to our smallest citizens, you should contact your Congressmen. You should let them know that an immediate stop should be implemented on such imported products. No products made by slave labor should be allowed to enter the shores of America.
And they should re-investigate ways to bring our manufacturing companies back home so that Americans can work in clean, healthy factories and once again make goods that are labeled with pride as “Made in the USA.”
You can contact your representative by checking out the links below. Look on these links for your state and federal folks – who were elected by the will of the people for the good of the people. It should make us sick to know that a plastic toy played with by our precious children was made by humans who are beaten, starved, and forced into these camps.
Every time we see the label, “Made in China,” we should give pause to reflect on how they came to be; and the cost to America’s economy and workforce. One way to cut the spending and budget would be to get people off the welfare rolls and get them back to work in manufacturing here in our country.
U.S. House of Representatives:
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Individual State Representatives: