For 3 weeks, I have been wracking my brain for Good News on Sunday.
Personally, it is all good for me, but I need to translate that to good for all.
I have a glimmer of hope ……
Some of my clients lost LOT of business in the early 2000’s to Chinese manufacturers. In the late 2000’s, we have seen that business coming back home.
One of my clients has added 6 new full-time positions in this last year of economic woe. Their customers chose to no longer trust the Chinese with the health and safety of American consumers.
The Chinese have killed dogs with tainted dog food, and children with tainted toothpaste, and American families with formaldehyde-cured drywall. Now, cheap leather pocketbooks bought by millions of consumers at median-or low-priced outlets are lead-bearing health hazards. Recalls abound for cheap shit imported by the biggest offenders of cheap American shit in the world – Wal-Mart for one.
Do you folks know that over 80% of your pharmaceuticals are now manufactured in China? Where adding toxic ingredients to extend the supply and profitability of the drugs you and your parents and your kids take daily is an approved formula for success?
Everyone bitches that FDA will not allow imports of drugs. Well guess what? They allow the entire universe of active ingredients to be imported, and they have almost no control over them. Ask Baxter, who tested the Chinese heparin for all kinds of shit but missed the deadly toxic chemical that they were not looking for that killed several 100 Americans.
Damn, I guess this was not all good news. My good news is, the manufacturers of your over-the-counter creams and lotions are coming back to the good old USA. That is creating jobs.
You really ought to be agitating for bringing pharmaceuticals back home too. It’s a matter of llife and death. If China shut us off tomorrow, we’d have no drugs to manufacture.
But the good news is, some jobs have come home and my client is busy and profitable and hiring despite the downturn.