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Death by China (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, History | 17 August 2012 (USA)
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In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization with the strong support of a Democratic President and Republican Congress. Before the ink was dry on this free trade agreement, China ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Tom Danjzcek Tom Danjzcek ... Self - President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Dan Fitzpatrick Dan Fitzpatrick ... Self - CEO, Stock Market Mentor
Bill Loper Bill Loper ... Self - Unemployed Worker
Christie Charles Christie Charles ... Self - Unemployed College Graduate
Tim Ryan Tim Ryan ... Self - Representative, Ohio (as Rep. Tim Ryan)
Christopher Smith Christopher Smith ... Self - Representative, New Jersey (as Rep. Chris Smith)
Richard McCormack Richard McCormack ... Self - Publisher, Manufacturing & Technology News
Tyler Schiffelbein Tyler Schiffelbein ... Self - Resident, Council Bluffs
Jerry Treharn Jerry Treharn ... Self - Founder, J.L. Treharn & Company
Dan Revette Dan Revette ... Self - Resident, Chittenango
Joseph Paul Joseph Paul ... Self - Worksource Employment Agency
Sherry Treharn Sherry Treharn ... Self - CEO, J.L. Treharn & Company
Stewart Baker ... Self - 1st Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Bill Clinton ... Self - President (archive footage)


In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization with the strong support of a Democratic President and Republican Congress. Before the ink was dry on this free trade agreement, China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized exports while the big multinational companies that had lobbied heavily for the agreement rapidly accelerated the off shoring of American jobs to China. Today, as a result of the biggest shell game in American history, China has stolen millions of our jobs, corporate profits are soaring, and we now owe over $3 trillion to the world's largest totalitarian nation. This film is about how that happened... and why the best jobs program for America is trade reform with China. Written by Anonymous

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One lost job at a time.


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A brain-dead simple-minded propaganda by UAW and the right-wing Republicans
18 November 2019 | by Bad-Good-GreatSee all my reviews

Suppose I am manufacturer, a factory, my workers are all UAW members, the Union controlled everything, working behind to hustle the workers for higher pay, higher benefit, shorter working hours, longer vacation. If I don't agree or refuse these unreasonable conditions, the UAW would encourage the workers to sabotage the factory, delay the production lines, encourage them on strike. Suppose my products are way too high due to the higher wages, higher benefits, higher raw materials from other American suppliers, my expensive products got no market, nobody wants to buy my expensive stuff, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Suppose I am just a American consumer, suppose I couldn't afford the high priced merchandise, the appliances, the groceries, the sundry items for my home all Made in America, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Suppose I am a Chinese manufacturer, I made lot of goods, I bought a lot of raw materials from all the cheaper resources from other countries in order to make my products cheaper; and my employees, my workers, they don't have the UAW to manipulate them. The living standards here in China are cheaper, and my government, even it runs by the Chinese Communist Party, but it encourages me to Make China Great Again, so they support my factory and my business every way they can. My products are at lower prices than those Made in America, so suddenly, lot of American buyers, American importers, including those 99 Cents Store, Dollar Tree Store Chain, approached me and wanted my products. Without the American buyers or American importers, no matter how cheap, how competitive if compared to those Made in America, without American buyers and importers, I still can't sell or ship my products to America without their orders. Without American buyers, importers and customers, China and Made in China goods won't be able to export to America. America ordered from China, then China manufactured and shipped. The the quantities exported from China were all ordered by the American buyers, the importers. The Chinese cannot force the Americans to buy their products, market prices decide everything.

When the American factory owners could easily get what they usually manufactured at much cheaper prices or costs from China, what they did is reduce their production lines, lay off more trouble-makers workers manipulated by UAW. When such measures caused more workers on strike, what they do? The either closed their factories or moved their factories abroad.

So without China and without Chinese products, how could Americans Make America Great Again? It's you Americans spoiled yourselves by over-valued American Dollars that caused higher living cost in America. It's UAW, the Unions in almost all the manufacturers, companies, even schools caused American people, the American consumers have to pay the highest prices almost for everything. Without the help of the Chinese goods, the average Americans won't have affordable daily products for their homes, their wives and their kids. The first step to Make America Great Again is stop blaming China and the Chinese, ban the UAW, lower your Dollar value. And stop blaming Vietnam, India, Bangladesh...when your America importers, American buyers started to consider the Chinese goods' prices too high and decided to order cheaper goods from other south Asian countries and Bangladesh, the next wave of cheaper products are coming from these countries now. Blame yourselves, because America and all the Americans are spoiled by their own extravaganzas of living standard. Lower the Dollar value for more competitive export and markets. Blame your government, because they spent so much money on their Defense Budget instead of rebuild America's run-down and shabby infrastructure; blame the Republican Party, since they only support the big enterprises and those big companies; blame the Democratic Party, since they are so stupid to waste American tax payers' money in those stupid welfare programs, the stupid food stamps for those lazy American parasites and the illegal immigrants; blame every city in America that has higher sales taxes but do nothing!

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