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2020-03-27 Economy
Tom Donohue and U.S. CoC Beg White House: Please Don't Stop Buying From China, We'll Lose Our Manufacturing Investments….
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Posted by Frank G 2020-03-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [676 views ]  Top
 File under: Commies 

#1 New reality. Deal with it, ho's.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-27 00:43||   2020-03-27 00:43|| Front Page Top

#2 Fuck you. Go broke.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-03-27 00:52||   2020-03-27 00:52|| Front Page Top

#3 Will be interesting to watch how many thousand US companies will close, many of them dependent on Chinese components.
Posted by Thorong Grundy1520 2020-03-27 01:23||   2020-03-27 01:23|| Front Page Top

#4 Time to pay the piper a$$hole. No mercy no quarter. Traitor.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-03-27 01:32||   2020-03-27 01:32|| Front Page Top

#5 Lamp Post , Rope, some assembly required.
Posted by Thaith Elmeresing6163 2020-03-27 01:50||   2020-03-27 01:50|| Front Page Top

#6 I see no clue how manufacturing works.
Posted by Thorong Grundy1520 2020-03-27 03:22||   2020-03-27 03:22|| Front Page Top

#7 Can we start calling Trump Momotaro the Peach Boy - he has the coloring for it.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-27 04:05||   2020-03-27 04:05|| Front Page Top

#8 Will be interesting to watch how many thousand US companies will close, many of them dependent on Chinese components.

Call Charles Darwin to complain.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-27 04:09||   2020-03-27 04:09|| Front Page Top

#9 Star Chamber of Communism.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-03-27 05:11||   2020-03-27 05:11|| Front Page Top

#10 How long has Donohue been president of the CoC? If feels like his is the only name I've heard connected to it.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-03-27 05:23||   2020-03-27 05:23|| Front Page Top

#11 How to Spot a ChiCom Twitter Troll
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-27 06:03||   2020-03-27 06:03|| Front Page Top

#12 As most here are aware, it is considerably more than simply "doing business." Our government and big business have surrendered a very large portion of our industrial base to the Chinese and slave labor dividends.

Economic betrayal of the American working man and small business! Pure and simple.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-27 06:25||   2020-03-27 06:25|| Front Page Top

#13 Look at the bright side, Tommy - you and your constituents will now greatly benefit from a unique tax break called asset impairment.

Rob - Ted Baxter's brother a) first joined the CoC in 1976 (when I was in freakin' sixth grade!) and has been president since 1997, or close to a quarter century. Non-profits have been veddy veddy good to him.
Posted by Raj 2020-03-27 06:35||   2020-03-27 06:35|| Front Page Top

#14 Chamber of Exporting jobs and rent-seeking from imports funded by putting Americans in more debt...
Commerce this is not.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-03-27 07:07||   2020-03-27 07:07|| Front Page Top

#15 /\ Exactly! Another aspect: If you buy an American made Estwing hammer, it lasts for a lifetime.

'Lasting for a life time' does not facilitate a 'throw away' economy. Buying cheaply made 'box store' throw-away Chinese nail guns at five times the cost of the Estwing hammer is the goal.

Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-27 07:16||   2020-03-27 07:16|| Front Page Top

#16 Beso, I've got 3 Estwing hammers, the first one I got (22 oz framing) in 1976. Still works perfectly.
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-27 08:29||   2020-03-27 08:29|| Front Page Top

#17 I refuse to (knowingly) buy a Chinese made nail gun, compressor, or drill.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-27 08:34||   2020-03-27 08:34|| Front Page Top

#18 Because they break down immediately, break down immediately?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-27 08:36||   2020-03-27 08:36|| Front Page Top

#19 Must be farther out of the loop than I had realized, I thought Judge Smales had passed on.
Posted by Cesare 2020-03-27 08:41||   2020-03-27 08:41|| Front Page Top

#20 Fun fact - I have two Estwings. I found one around 1994 on a bike ride in Norwood. I put it in one of the rear pockets of my riding jersey where food and water bottles usually go. I rode 18 miles with that sucker on my back and I made it back without dropping or fumbling it once. I could use a regrip pretty badly but this one's an heirloom with me.
Posted by Raj 2020-03-27 09:38||   2020-03-27 09:38|| Front Page Top

#21 China probably nationalize them in 12 months anyways, so fukov.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-03-27 09:58||   2020-03-27 09:58|| Front Page Top

#22 "I refuse to (knowingly) buy a Chinese made nail gun, compressor, or drill."

Then don't go to Harbor Freight.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-03-27 11:23||   2020-03-27 11:23|| Front Page Top

#23 Also, the COC has been actively resisting the 'Closed Borders' with regards to Mexico/Latin America.

Some stuff the COC does well, but not all.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-03-27 11:25||   2020-03-27 11:25|| Front Page Top

#24 Bring the manufacturing back to the U.S. And, we're still buying from China from what I understand; it hasn't stopped. By all means, manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, military equipment and anything else related to national security should be brought back here ASAP.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-03-27 13:18||   2020-03-27 13:18|| Front Page Top

#25 Then don't go to Harbor Freight.

The basic rule for shopping at Harbor Freight is "Don't buy anything with a cord".
Posted by SteveS 2020-03-27 14:01||   2020-03-27 14:01|| Front Page Top

#26 Only a fool would allow greed to overcome common sense and it was never a good idea to let the Chinese take over the production of steel, computers and pharmaceuticals. We know they use the profits to challenge us and our allies militarily. We know that they remain hostile and aggressive. We know that they abuse the human rights of their people and they'd do the same to us if they ever got the chance. They spy on us, hack our computers, steal our intellectual property and now we see clearly how they spread contagion across the earth. We don't know if it was an accident or if they did on purpose but we know it wasn't the first time and it won't be the last. What other nation does that on such a regular basis? The profits are not worth it.

There was a time when I believed that institutions like the Chamber of Commerce must be pillars of American virtue. I hate it that I was so naive.

But the question must be asked: Is it greed or is the outsourcing of manufacturing to China a communist plot to ruin our country, to bring us to our knees? Maybe I'm being paranoid. But just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me. Certainly Mr. Donohue's patriotism as well as his common sense must be questioned.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-27 15:02||   2020-03-27 15:02|| Front Page Top

#27 These are also the assholes who want open borders. F*ck them and the horse (GOPe) they rode in on.
Posted by Spot 2020-03-27 15:48||   2020-03-27 15:48|| Front Page Top

#28 There was a time when I believed that institutions like the Chamber of Commerce must be pillars of American virtue.

Don't feel naive Abu, there was such a time, unfortunately it's long past.
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-27 16:18||   2020-03-27 16:18|| Front Page Top

#29 Trump just signed a $2 trillion stimulus package. CoC gonna pay us back for that? Are their profits from dealing with China worth it?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-27 16:47||   2020-03-27 16:47|| Front Page Top

#30 Completely delusional. Know nothing about product complexity, know nothing about commerce.

And finally you don't want to make what Chinese do and have their industrial productivity.
Chinese or others. Chinese here is just a placeholder.

Live happy in autarky then cry when you see other people surpassing you. It was fun how GM, Chrysler Ford and others were well just crap? They just moved when Japanese cars appeared, otherwise the moving to ever shitty products would not have stopped.

Maybe you should read what some US manufacturers wrote from ball bearings to glasses etc.
https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=DESC&sb=commentDueDate&po=0&dct=PS&D=USTR-2018-0026
Posted by Thorong Grundy1520 2020-03-27 18:03||   2020-03-27 18:03|| Front Page Top

#31 Yes, Thorong, and how was your bout with covid-19? I used to work in a plant where ladies sat at tables and assembled computers. Not anymore. They've all been replaced by Chinese slaves. It's easy to make a profit with slave labor. Even Chicoms can do it. Then came the Internet and your comrades spent considerable time and effort trying to hack my servers. Are you happy living in a police state where Big Brother watches every move you make? Knowing that any false move or slip of the tongue could result in a bullet to the back of your head? Then they'd harvest your vital organs, except your brain, that'd be splattered all over the dirt. Did you hear about the riots? PLA gonna shoot 'em all dead like they did at Tienanmen? I bet you don't remember Tienanmen, most likely they never even told you about it. But I bet the CCP pays you extra for trolling American websites so live it up...while you can.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-27 18:45||   2020-03-27 18:45|| Front Page Top

#32 For how many years there will still be the mantra that Chinese are slave labor...?
So who uses all their cars, tech etc?
Who eats in McDonalds?

Strangely they keep improving their quality of life in $$$ that there are even Chinese tourists now.
Shangai is more rich ppp than some Euro capitals and several US cities, The trend is to continue.
The poverty in China is in the not industrialized interior.
Posted by Thorong Grundy1520 2020-03-27 19:00||   2020-03-27 19:00|| Front Page Top

#33 You need to work on your English compositional skills comrade, your talking points are showing....
Posted by NoMoreBS 2020-03-27 19:05||   2020-03-27 19:05|| Front Page Top

#34 He's working on his social credits.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-27 21:10||   2020-03-27 21:10|| Front Page Top

#35 Yeah, and we don't want any more of your tourists coming to this country because they're likely to be infected from eating bat soup.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-27 21:18||   2020-03-27 21:18|| Front Page Top

#36 Hahaha! In your schools your children are learning Marxist talkpoints, while in Asia they are learning maths, programming.
But instead of fighting to not let your country being a future Argentina - once the most rich country - and copy what Asia does good. No, you just attack those who are successful like leftists.
Posted by Thorong Grundy1520 2020-03-27 22:08||   2020-03-27 22:08|| Front Page Top

#37 Like leftists did and do.
Posted by Thorong Grundy1520 2020-03-27 22:09||   2020-03-27 22:09|| Front Page Top

#38 PJMedia: How to Spot a ChiCom Twitter Troll.

Finally, a special note to Lijian Zhao (@zlj517), who is the Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department of the People's Republic of China and a frequent Twitter user:

您没有您想像的那么聪明,并不是所有的美国人都像我们的记者一样愚蠢和腐败。 我们知道您在做什么,我们知道您为什么在做。 您可以杀死我们,但不能强迫我们说出您的谎言。

操你,业余。
Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-27 23:03||   2020-03-27 23:03|| Front Page Top

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