Lets pause for a second over “imports”.
When was the last time that you could buy a TV made in America? When was the last time that you could find a pair of tennis shoes made in the US? When was the last time that you could find a microwave made in the US?
Our entire economy is now based on imports. We can’t manufacture much of anything...even cellphones.
It’d be nice to reopen the door...but frankly, when you figure up the cost of manufacturing a TV in the US or Taiwan....and there’s a $700 difference between the two same versions, there’s not much to talk about. We priced ourselves out of the mess.
Yeah, our trade dealing is part of the problem but this is a untouchable item. Just like pumping oil out of Texas and thinking it’ll be used in the US, when there’s tankers sitting in the Gulf and ready to transport Texas oil over to Italy.
It may (or may not) be untouchable now.
I say it’s not, but then again I’m pretty much a solid minority right now.
That said, I shall continue this point because I cannot do anything else right now.