- Jul 2, 2011
Sure you can't toss a few more ignorant stereotypes in there? You haven't got a clue if you think Chinese products are only at Walmart....
What stereotypes? I been in WV for 15 years, was my home state, I own a house there, I know what I'm talking about, family in similar states as well.
Walmart is the cornerstone of shopping in most places like that, they swoop in and small shops close down, a few manage to cluster around in a symbiotic relationship, rinse and repeat.
If lucky you can have a Sears or Aldi on the side. A K-mart or Shop n Save in the past, most of those closed down.
But I agree that Chinese products are in everything these days, but again, more shopping options on the coasts aside, higher wage to expense ratios (aka buying power) means ability to absorb, say, a dollar on everything in your budget more easily.
So yes this will certainly hurt everyone but middle American budgets more than others.