David Melson

Business with China: Good or bad?

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 10:15 AM
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  • We might as well do business with China . . we already have sold America to them and Mexico.

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Thu, Oct 25, 2007, at 3:08 PM
  • Excuse me, but Russia was once the Powerhouse Communist nation, and we befriended them in numerous ways... We now have supposedly peaceful relations with them, and their country has slowly but sure changed into a "Democracy"...

    I don't necessarily know what all is made in China, or what we ship to them. All I know, is that if we were to stop doing business with them, Americans would go bankrupt. At what costs? I am not sure. But I don't plan on boycotting Chinese made goods, perhaps just the method in which they produce them?

    -- Posted by nascarfanatic on Thu, Oct 25, 2007, at 5:42 PM
  • Although Zach Wamp makes some valid points, he is confounded by the disease known as ALS (American leadership syndrome)-we can make all nations/peoples think and govern like we started to at America's founding and ever-increasing wages in America are the only sign of success. First, the Chinese government and constitution is not based upon Judeo-Christian principles as the American constitution is. Second, the reason America is buying goods from Mexico and China is because Americans want something immediately for nothing. We have become a welfare Nation that wants our government to rescue us from any/every ill in life and to provide us with every opportunity. Although I strongly oppose Gov. Bredesen on many issues, I can appreciate him going to China and being impressed. I was in Hong Kong in the Marine Corps. China was an impressive place even in 1979. I can just imagine how impressive Shanghai is now. China has become an economic powerhouse because Chinese people work cheaper then Americans and unions do not exist. If China as a socialist nation can do this, how much more should America be doing this by Judeo-Christian principles of working hard and taking care of our own needs? Mr. Wamp, you are paid too much as a Congressman. Your position has become a full-time job to you. Our founders never intended that. You receive free medical care, a pension, paid holidays and the list goes on. Part of the reason Americans are not satisfied is because our politicians are not. If somebody in the world can make products cheaper then Americans, then so be it. Thatâ**s competition. One thing is for certain Mr. Wamp, you will not stop Americaâ**s thirst for more â**stuffâ** by complaining about China. Start in America were the Congress will not be satisfied with what it has. The truth is, Americaâ**s leaders have become corrupted by money and power. They provide Americans with a bad example.

    -- Posted by Twicer on Sat, Oct 27, 2007, at 7:16 AM
  • China may look impressive in its show places like Shanghai but what are they doing to their environment and how are they treating their cheap labor. Competition is a great thing but not a the cost of abusing both the environment and the people.

    -- Posted by devan on Sun, Oct 28, 2007, at 6:59 PM
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