Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rasmussen Reports : Is China a threat to USa? Why do we continue to buy products Made In China at Walmart? Now, we don't have a choice...

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Half the nation’s voters (50%) view China as a long-term threat to the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fueling this sentiment is concern over how much U.S. debt China now owns and the expectation that China will use that debt against the United States at a later point in time.

Just 21% do not believe China is a long-term threat, but another 29% are undecided.

Eighty six percent (86%) of voters are at least somewhat concerned about the level of U.S. debt now owned by China, including 62% who are very concerned. Just 11% voters are not very or not at all concerned about how much U.S. debt China now owns.

Seventy-three percent (73%) believe it is at least somewhat likely China will use this debt against the United States in some fashion within the next five years. That number includes 45% who believe it is very likely. Only 16% say China is unlikely to use the debt against America, but that finding includes just two percent (2%) who say it's not at all likely. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

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According to the Washington Post, China owned $755.4 billion in U.S. Treasuries by last December, putting it just behind Japan. White House officials are strongly urging Congress to pass legislation to tighten regulation of the U.S. financial system and reduce reliance on foreign loans. But the massive and growing federal deficit keeps the United States vulnerable to China and other countries that hold our debt.

Men are much more likely than women to say China is a long-term threat and also are more likely to believe China will use debt against the United States in the near future. Republicans are nearly twice as likely as Democrats to see China has a long-term threat.

Just 13% of voters agree with the statement that what is good for the Chinese economy is good for the American economy. That’s down seven points from last November but is little changed from results found on this question in November 2008. Sixty-one percent (61%) reject the notion that what’s good for China is good for the United States, while 26% are undecided.

Still, 83% see U.S.-China relations as at least somewhat important, showing vitually no change since November of last year. That finding includes 53% of voters who see the nation’s relationship with China as very important. Only 12% say the relationship between the United States and China is not very or not at all important.

However, 19% of voters now see China as an enemy of the United States, up six points over the past year. Just 10% see China as an ally, while most (61%) place it somewhere in between.

With China still blocking UN efforts to impose meaningful sanctions on Iran, 29% of voters think the United States should take action alone against the rogue Islamic nation.
If China is a threat to USa, it is our fault and not theirs.
We borrowed their money to fight our BUSH WARS ...
We exported our manufacturing jobs to them ...
We became their BIGGEST consumer for ALL of our manufactured goods... we don't make anything anymore.
We painted ourselves into this CORNER.
We continue to argue among ourselves, while feeding the DRAGON.
NOW, the DRAGON no longer needs USa.
Do we remain a SLAVE to the DRAGON?
The paint is dry. We can walk out of this corner...
Can we make up our collective mind to move again?

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