Las Vegas Sun

January 21, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Don’t blame China for our own failings

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I have watched numerous political commercials blame China for various ills in the United States. How ridiculous are they?

China has done nothing wrong. They did not attack us militarily and force us to buy their products. Wal-Mart and American consumers everywhere chose to do that on their own.

China did not force greedy American businesses to make anything in their country. These businesses and their consumers did that on their own.

Most significant, it is these same advertising politicians (of both parties) who have created the tax policies that have permitted this situation to happen.

Trying to blame China (or India, etc.) is wrong. This is simply our politicians refusing to admit to their own failures to pass laws and regulations that are best for our country as a whole and not just for lining their own pockets.

It is the American political way — blame others and accept no responsibility yourself.

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