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China's woes may lead to more pricey Xmas here

There are 18 comments on the CBS News story from Aug 13, 2011, titled China's woes may lead to more pricey Xmas here. In it, CBS News reports that:

A women is seen shopping at a supermarket on August 09, 2011, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province of China.

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Rico

Guatemala

#1 Aug 13, 2011
The U.S. should cancel Christmas for a few years until they clean-up their mess...

Maybe by ignoring Christmas, folks can keep-up their house payments, better to have a roof over your head, than a bunch of presents under that pagan tree...

Celebrating Christmas is out of place in these trying times...
We should not be kidding ourselves and our children, there is no 'Santa Clause', just misery and anxiety on how to pay for those trinkets...

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#2 Aug 13, 2011
Rico wrote:
The U.S. should cancel Christmas for a few years until they clean-up their mess...
Maybe by ignoring Christmas, folks can keep-up their house payments, better to have a roof over your head, than a bunch of presents under that pagan tree...
Celebrating Christmas is out of place in these trying times...
We should not be kidding ourselves and our children, there is no 'Santa Clause', just misery and anxiety on how to pay for those trinkets...
You beat me to the punch. I see the frenzies at Christmas every year and the MOUNTAINS of useless crap folks buy for each other and in a year 9/10s of it is at Goodwill, or in an expensive storage facility. None of it is needed. I think to the "Hoarders" shows and how all that stuff is not needed nonsense, as this crazy Christmas nonsense is.

people should just get together and have nice meals and some quiet parties. NO GIFTS.
Rin Tin Tin

Uniontown, PA

#3 Aug 15, 2011
Maybe remember what Christmas really means. We
Americans should also concentrate on purchasing gifts
made in America. Enough cash flow to China, bring jobs back to our own.
old china

Chengdu, China

#4 Aug 15, 2011
Rin Tin Tin wrote:
Maybe remember what Christmas really means. We
Americans should also concentrate on purchasing gifts
made in America. Enough cash flow to China, bring jobs back to our own.
Are you planning to make all of Wal-Mart’s employees redundant by Thanks Giving?
Rin Tin Tin

Uniontown, PA

#5 Aug 15, 2011
old china wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you planning to make all of Wal-Mart’s employees redundant by Thanks Giving?
No, they can restock the stores with American-
made products.
old china

Chengdu, China

#6 Aug 15, 2011
Rin Tin Tin wrote:
<quoted text>No, they can restock the stores with American-
made products.
Not at American prices. You'd really have to drop the quality to absorb the American wages factor.
boondock saint

Laura, OH

#7 Aug 15, 2011
Not to mention the money you would save from shipping(international shipping is dirt cheap, or is it the labor in China is dirt cheap ?, Doesn't matter it's out of the mix.), let's not bring it into the mix. "You have to drop your standard of living."
old china

Chengdu, China

#8 Aug 15, 2011
boondock saint wrote:
Not to mention the money you would save from shipping(international shipping is dirt cheap, or is it the labor in China is dirt cheap ?, Doesn't matter it's out of the mix.), let's not bring it into the mix. "You have to drop your standard of living."
Agreed. Prices would have to go up, therefore, Americans would buy less, therefore, there would be fewer jobs and less spending power.
boondock saint

Laura, OH

#9 Aug 15, 2011
If you agree that the price would go down then why did you make a dumb comment ? I know why, you don't have to recycle your slogan's for me, my memory is good(for the time being).

Since: Mar 08

Mississauga, Canada

#10 Aug 15, 2011
Rin Tin Tin wrote:
<quoted text>No, they can restock the stores with American-
made products.
And roll UP prices.
old china

Chengdu, China

#11 Aug 15, 2011
old china wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. Prices would have to go up, therefore, Americans would buy less, therefore, there would be fewer jobs and less spending power.
The bit I agreed with was that "you would drop your standard of living". I simply explained why.

American manufacturers exported jobs to countries like China because China can produce the same goods at a fraction of the price that America does even when you add in the cost of shipping and insurance. If you think that you are going to save money by cutting out the cost of shipping when American manufacturing results in a net cost that is higher than in China including the shipping and insurance then you are the dumb one. But then we knew that anyway!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#12 Aug 15, 2011
The problem is glut, and a throwaway mentality. People should take more pride in their products. Both Chinese, Americans, and other workers can then create fewer products, with higher quality, last longer, no throwaway garbage.
LONDON IS BURNING

New York, NY

#13 Aug 15, 2011
America is a land of waste.
boondock saint

Laura, OH

#14 Aug 16, 2011
old china wrote:
<quoted text>
The bit I agreed with was that "you would drop your standard of living". I simply explained why.
American manufacturers exported jobs to countries like China because China can produce the same goods at a fraction of the price that America does even when you add in the cost of shipping and insurance. If you think that you are going to save money by cutting out the cost of shipping when American manufacturing results in a net cost that is higher than in China including the shipping and insurance then you are the dumb one. But then we knew that anyway!
"Long-term, I'm looking at possibly thinking of production in another third world country. At the moment I'm thinking of places say like the Philippines is a place to consider," said Looi Chan, co-founder of Legend Sports."

"In the short term, rising salary costs will be passed on to customers."

Your right about me being dumb, I thought you read the story, then made your dumb comment, but I see you didn't read the story and was just posting to see your word's. I read the story as "China's cost to manufacture is going up and will continue past x-mas", other "pro-china" poster's have been saying it for month's/year's, but....
LOSER

New York, NY

#15 Aug 16, 2011
Poor kids in London!:-(

LONDON IS MOST UNEQUAL CITY IN THE WORLD. GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR THE WIDEST!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12677...

The gap between the richest and the poorest in London is wider than it has been since the days of slavery, a leading academic said today.

In an interview yesterday, Professor Dorling, of Sheffield University, said the top 10 per cent of people living in London have on average wealth worth £933,563, while the poorest 10 per cent are on average worth £3,420 - some 273 times less.
He said:'We are getting wealth inequalities now as far as we know that have not been seen since the days of a slave-owning elite.'
That puts the gap between rich and poor in London at around the same level as it was at the beginning of the 19th century.
The slave trade was abolished in 1807 and slavery itself was banned in the British empire in 1833.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#16 Aug 16, 2011
So is China. Look at the mandmade lakes about the dams, they are filled with trash. At least American cleans theirs up more regularly.

Tibet rivers (some) are filled with plastic trash from Sichuan temporary workers. When I was a child you could still drink from many rivers or streams, now you'd probably die within minutes haha.

Very sad though. Very few are taught anything about how to live on this earth properly.
LONDON IS BURNING wrote:
America is a land of waste.
THE WEST IS DYING

New York, NY

#17 Aug 16, 2011
CCPgenocideTibet wrote:
So is China. Look at the mandmade lakes about the dams, they are filled with trash. At least American cleans theirs up more regularly.
Tibet rivers (some) are filled with plastic trash from Sichuan temporary workers. When I was a child you could still drink from many rivers or streams, now you'd probably die within minutes haha.
Very sad though. Very few are taught anything about how to live on this earth properly.
<quoted text>
THE WEST IS DYING

New York, NY

#18 Aug 16, 2011
LONDON'S POOR --

In south London, single mother Jaydine was so poor she couldn't afford a cot for her baby. The 21-year-old lived in shocking conditions in a bare council flat with no fridge, cooker, washing machine, sofa, TV or curtains. All she possessed was a second-hand bed and a few pitiful toys for her 11-month-old daughter, and she was so cut off from the London we take for granted that she'd never heard of David Cameron.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/articl...

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