I ventured out last week to the new Gordman’s located in yet another new mall constructed along Illinois Road. It is located in the same mall as the new Target store. All these stores sell pretty much the same thing – one item after another shipped in from some foreign country – primarily China.
I strolled around looking at clothes and household items. What I found were the same cheap products that I have seen in Target, Meijer, Stinemart, Sears, J.C. Penney – you name it. Our households are filling up with mass-produced items that have no character or style. And the prices for these cheap products are ridiculous. Especially when you consider that the workers who make them make about .44 cents an hour.
Somehow, somewhere along the way, China has slid into every nook and cranny of our homes. And the only ones getting anything out of this increasing junk are the corporations who have outsourced American jobs so that we can have a wealth of Chinese products in our homes. Not what I call an even trade.