Has anyone noticed a substantial increase in imports items from China yet?

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Just so you know I don't shop at Walmart unless I absolutely have to. The item I am speaking of is not available at Walmart.

Huh? I thought that Walmart was the exclusive US distributor for Chinese goods.

Do you mean to tell me that it's not really just that simple? ;)
 
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Actually it would be retaliation for the tariffs from China would it not?

Now you're trying to convince me that Chinese manufacturers can modify the price they charge for goods without Donald Trump's approval?

This is getting curiouser and curiouser. ;)
 
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No, if that was a tariff on chinese goods, that would be a 100% tariff which we don't have. I think it's 25%
Since the application of tariffs on foreign made consumer goods is supported by the labor unions, I assume that one of its purposes was to make domestic made goods more price competitive with foreign goods using cheaper labor. The false assumption seems to be that the American consumer would be willing to pay the price for domestic made goods. Perhaps, it was rather naive to think that the American consumer would be willing to give up cheap goods to support 'made in the USA".
 
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Since the application of tariffs on foreign made consumer goods is supported by the labor unions, I assume that one of its purposes was to make domestic made goods more price competitive with foreign goods using cheaper labor. The false assumption seems to be that the American consumer would be willing to pay the price for domestic made goods. Perhaps, it was rather naive to think that the American consumer would be willing to give up cheap goods to support 'made in the USA".

I do. I always prefer small business and american made if I have the choice.
 
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Since the application of tariffs on foreign made consumer goods is supported by the labor unions, I assume that one of its purposes was to make domestic made goods more price competitive with foreign goods using cheaper labor. The false assumption seems to be that the American consumer would be willing to pay the price for domestic made goods. Perhaps, it was rather naive to think that the American consumer would be willing to give up cheap goods to support 'made in the USA".
Anyone remember the old "look for the union label" commercials back in the day? There was even one that said to have fewer clothes as long as they were made in the US as opposed to more cheap clothes made overseas by cheap labor. It was always the mantra, pay fellow Americans more so they have good jobs. Dont get why its so controversial now. Anybody thats ever been in a union knows this.
 
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Anyone remember the old "look for the union label" commercials back in the day? There was even one that said to have fewer clothes as long as they were made in the US as opposed to more cheap clothes made overseas by cheap labor. It was always the mantra, pay fellow Americans more so they have good jobs. Dont get why its so controversial now. Anybody thats ever been in a union knows this.

Most folks these days have never been a member of a labor union. They have effectively been outlawed in most regions of the nation.