“So, what kind of “stuff” do we get from them? Weapons, nope, not yet. Cheap consumer electronics and other consumer goods. Do you mean to tell me we can’t make that “stuff” here in North America?”
Go to any store. Look at almost everything. 90% isnt made in this hemisphere.
Sure, we CAN make this stuff, but it wont be for months AT BEST. The economy isnt going to tread water while factories are set up to accommodate all of these items.
I guess I'm getting too old. If a real existential threat arises, which I thought we were talking about, priorities change quickly. They have to. Do people really need the next Iphone? I mean NEED IT, as in they will die if they don't have it?
Maybe 90% of cheap consumer goods aren't made here. I think people, and yes even the economy, can do without cheap Chinese crap while production transitions. Necessity is the mother of invention.