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House GOP Calls for Moving
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Posted By: tisHimself, 9/30/2020 8:05:03 AM

House Republicans are pushing to seal the deal on a host of policies to withdraw vital American industries from China in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The GOP-chartered House China Task Force issued a report on Wednesday that calls in part for Congress to enact the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act's bevy of policies. Those policies, many of which have already passed the House, aim at reducing U.S. supply chain dependency on the Chinese Communist regime, which the report labeled a risk to American safety and prosperity. "The next step is to get this NDAA, to get this defense bill

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sunnyday 9/30/2020 9:07:42 AM (No. 557250)
I just want to see labels that don't read, Made in China.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 9/30/2020 9:17:33 AM (No. 557261)
Most important to me is to bring back all food industries and pharmaceuticals. We do not need the Chinese having a hand in anything to do with those two industries. It is such a no brainer that I am amazed that anyone believed this was a good idea. You do not give your enemy access to your food supply or medicine. Corporate America, hand in hand with greedy politicians, have certainly done a number on the American people. This is one reason I really like this President. He knows these people and is not afraid of them. He’s doing what is right for the country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 9/30/2020 9:39:02 AM (No. 557280)
They never should have been permitted to go to China in the first place.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Proud Texan 9/30/2020 10:14:00 AM (No. 557323)
But, but, but the globalists in charge during recent administrations said that if we owed China enough money they would straighten up and act more like the free market we had.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 9/30/2020 10:54:52 AM (No. 557361)
Textiles!!! Please bring back the textile industry and use our own cotton to make it! Im tire of third world quality of clothing. Make textiles more affordable so people can get the chance to become fashion designers because I gotta tell you I am TIRED of the Kardashion school of Trashiness.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/30/2020 11:07:39 AM (No. 557376)
Effectively nationalize captive industry for national security. Right. Maybe the reforms ought to be to the regulations and expenses that government creates driving these industries to leave the United States.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 9/30/2020 11:20:55 AM (No. 557389)
Hear! Hear! to #5. And after we bring back textiles, please bring back American sizing. I can't wear the standard shirts made overseas, that MUST be patterend after Asian women with very narrow shoulders. When clothing was made in the USA, this was never a problem. Now I can't find a shirt that fits anywhere!!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 9/30/2020 11:34:30 AM (No. 557396)
Biden promoted moving U.S. manufacturing to China based on the notion that the communist China government would change its ways, become westernized, and cease its cheating, including its massive theft of our intellectual property. China has a wide-ranging spying network throughout the U.S. Their spies are imbedded into our colleges, universities, and corporations, especially regarding medicines and Internet related technology. The results are that China's communist government has become stronger, wealthier, and a greater threat to our military and economic security. Such stupidity has made China rich! President Trump's administration is bringing much of such manufacturing back to the U.S. This bringing back will altogether cease if Biden is elected President As the China communist government knows the truth about Hunter Biden's $1.5 BILLION loan that is guaranteed by a China bank, It's clear that the Chinese government can threaten and blackmail Biden to do China's bidding. The end result could be an irreversible disaster regarding the relative strengths between China and the U.S. Most of the policy differences between the Trump administration and the democrats are miniscule relative to China's potential threats to the U.S.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 9/30/2020 2:19:15 PM (No. 557541)
As I understand the textiles industry (very little, very indirectly) there are huge weaving machines which make the cloth, but require a substantial cadre of pretty skilled (I really don't know how skilled) workers to keep the machines fed with zillions of bobbins of thread. This says nothing about the expert mechanics to maintain and repair such impressive, high speed machinery. In China or other low wage countries, hundreds of workers on a machine might be earning 5% of the total wages + benefits that even a moderate wage US worker expects and can get in other industries. Apparently, this means that the cloth for a T-shirt will cost 5 or 10 times as much to make in the USA as in China or Vietnam, or wherever. Are we ready to support US made T-shirts which cost $75-$100 instead of $15 to $25? I worry that this will be the situation, and I can actually afford to pay more, but how many others, including those working in those textile mills will be able to afford to buy those things that they make? THAT is always a solid measure of how efficient and workable an industry is. Not arguing against American textiles, and in fact, IF IT CAN BE WORKABLE, I would love to see those jobs back here in the USA.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 9/30/2020 2:25:51 PM (No. 557542)
The comments on the US textile industry prompted me to do a bit of checking. Things don't appear to be as dire as I thought they were. And Trump has been a big factor, apparently. An excerpt from an article with info from the National Council of Textile Organizations: "In 2018, the value of U.S. man-made fiber and filament, textile, and apparel shipments totaled an estimated $76.8 billion, this is an uptick from the $73 billion in output in 2017, and an increase of 12 percent since 2009. The breakdown of 2018 shipments by industry sector is: $30 billion for yarns and fabrics; $27.4 billion for home furnishings, carpet & other non-apparel sewn products; $11.6 billion for apparel; and An estimated $7.7 billion for man-made fibers. Capital expenditures also are healthy. Investment in fiber, yarn, fabric, and other non-apparel textile product manufacturing is up 79 percent from $960 million in 2009 to $1.7 billion in 2018. Our sector’s supply chain employs 594,147 workers. The 2018 figures include: 112,575 jobs in yarns and fabrics; 116,042 jobs in home furnishings, carpet, and other non-apparel sewn products; 112,692 jobs in apparel manufacturing; 25,100 jobs in man-made fibers; 126,553 jobs in cotton farming and related industry; and 101,186 jobs in wool growing and related industry. As we examine these numbers, it is important to note that the heavy job losses incurred because of massive import surges in the 1995-2008 timeframe, virtually have stopped.5 Today, like most other U.S. manufacturing sectors, fluctuations in employment figures are generally due to normal business cycles, new investment, or productivity increases." Here is the link to the article. Rosier than I expected. https://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/features/2019/05/2019-state-of-the-u-s-textile-industry/
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Reply 11 - Posted by: justavoter 9/30/2020 2:37:48 PM (No. 557555)
Don't be fooled by this ploy. It sounds good politically, but the Democrats will use the "national security" tag to make the industry stay in the US and then regulate and tax the heck out of them driving the cost to unafordable levels.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 9/30/2020 4:38:24 PM (No. 557647)
Along with bringing back companies from China, we need to keep foreign companies from buying out companies in America, for example, our food supplies,. Some pork and chicken companies have already succumb to this.
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