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Poll: 78% Of Americans Are Willing To Pay More For Non-China Made Products

40% won’t buy anything from China now.

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A Bloomberg poll has revealed that an overwhelming majority of Americans would be willing to spend more money on products if they are manufactured outside of China, with 40% saying they simply will not buy anything made in China at all.

In addition to these findings, 55% said that they do not believe China can be trusted to fulfil its trade-deal commitment to buy more U.S. products, while 66% said they favor raising import restrictions over the pursuit of free-trade deals as a better way to boost the U.S. economy.

The findings come as President Trump announced that he now feels ‘differently’ about the trade deal he signed with China earlier this year.

”I feel differently now about that deal than I did three months ago,” Trump told reporters Tuesday.

”We will see what all happens, but it’s been a very disappointing situation. Very disappointing thing happened with China because the plague flowed in and that wasn’t supposed to happen and it could have been stopped,” Trump added.

”Once the virus came in, once the plague, as I called it, came in, I said how did they let that happen? And how come it didn’t go into other sections of China? Why did they block it from leaving Wuhan? But they didn’t block it from going to the rest of the world, including the United States. Why is that? Beijing doesn’t have it. Other places don’t have it,” he continued.

The President touted trade deals that the US has with other countries.

“People don’t realize the amount of business that we do with Canada and with Mexico is monumental. It is the biggest trade deal in the world, bigger than the deal we made with China, most people don’t know and the China deal is kicking in.” Trump said.

Earlier this month, Trump tweeted that 100 trade deals with China wouldn’t make up for the ‘plague from China’.

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Americans Are Fleeing Lockdown States in Droves

And moving to open states that didn’t persist with draconian measures.

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Data shows that Americans are fleeing states with harsh lockdown policies like California in droves and moving to states which are more open like Arizona.

According to figures released by North American Moving Services, Americans are moving at higher rates than 2019 despite the lockdown restrictions, suggesting that their mobility is likely because of them.

As Jeffrey A. Tucker highlights, the pattern clearly indicates that there is an exodus of people from liberal states that continue to enforce draconian lockdown measures and that they’re all moving to areas where authorities have largely resisted imposing harsh restrictions.

“Consider the top five cities that people are leaving: New York, New York; Anaheim, California; San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Riverside, California. All five of those cities remain even to this day in stringent lockdowns. Indoor dining in California is not permitted, and will only be permitted in Chicago starting next week. New York is still in lockdown, despite Andrew Cuomo’s call for the city to be reopened.”

“And where are people moving to? The top five destinations are: Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Denver, Colorado. Georgia was the first state to reopen following the panicked lockdowns of March 2020. Arizona and Texas opened in July.”

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Illinois, New York, and New Jersey are the states losing residents faster than any other while Idaho, Arizona, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina are leading the way for inbound population.

A recent Gallup poll also found that nearly half of Americans expressed a desire to live in a small town or rural area in 2020, a 9 percentage point increase on 2018 when they were asked the same question.

As we previously highlighted, the wider trend of people fleeing big cities has been amplified by the reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is also connected to concerns about crime and social unrest.

A survey carried out by the Manhattan Institute last September found that 22 per cent thought the anemic post-COVID economy was the biggest issue affecting New York City while 21 per cent were concerned about crime and public safety.

After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC removal companies reported that demand was off the charts, with people fleeing city life for larger homes in safer areas.

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Video: Trump Slams “Wasteful And Unnecessary” Pork In COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

“It really is a disgrace”

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President Trump appears to be vetoing the massive $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress yesterday, slamming it for being full of “wasteful and unnecessary” items.

“Throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked COVID relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left wing agenda and influence the election,” Trump announced.

He added that “it’s taken forever” to get a bill together, and now it “is much different than anticipated.”

“It really is a disgrace,” the President urged, demanding that Americans have stimulus checks upped to $2,000, while all manner of pork, including mountains of foreign aid, be stripped out of the legislation.

“Send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package and maybe that administration will be me and we will get it done,” Trump raged.

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Before the bill passed the Senate Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul, one of only six Republicans who voted against the legislation, slammed it as an ‘excessive’ waste of money, and said that all Republicans voting for it are no better than the ‘socialist’ Democrats they routinely criticise.

“When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity,” Paul urged.

Paul also noted that it would have been impossible for anyone to have read the bill:

Senator Ted Cruz also noted this, agreeing with Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

The difference, however, is that Paul and Cruz voted against the bill, where as AOC just voted in favor anyway.

The bill passed the House 359-53 and the Senate 92-6, but now it appears Trump will send it back.

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Paul Slams Republicans Voting For COVID Bill: ‘You Are No Better Than Socialist Dems’

“When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity”

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Senator Rand Paul slammed Republicans Monday for voting in favour of a huge $900 billion coronavirus relief bill, saying that they are no better than the Democrats they routinely label as ‘socialists’.

“To so-called conservatives who are quick to identify the socialism of Democrats: If you vote for this spending monstrosity, you are no better,” Paul urged in a speech on the Senate floor:

The Democrat controlled House, as well as the Senate passed the legislation, also tacking on a $1.4 trillion spending bill, prompting Paul to criticise the move as the government giving away “free money”.

“When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity,” Paul urged.

“If free money was the answer… if money really did grow on trees, why not give more free money?” Paul said.

“Why not give it out all the time? Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000? Maybe these new Free-Money Republicans should join the Everybody-Gets-A-Guaranteed-Income Caucus? Why not $20,000 a year for everybody, why not $30,000? If we can print out money with impunity, why not do it?” the Senator proclaimed.

In addition to Paul, only five other Republicans voted against the legislation:

Senator Ted Cruz tweeted that there was no time to even read the bill, ironically agreeing with extreme leftist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

Paul also noted that it would have been impossible for anyone to have read the bill:

Paul vowed to continue to ‘sound the alarm’ over excessive spending:

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