U.S. panel approves final duties on China hangers:
WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel gave final approval on Thursday to steep anti-dumping duties on billions of steel wire hangers from China.
The U.S. International Trade Commission voted 6-0 that unfairly low priced imports from China had harmed steel hanger manufacturers in Texas and Alabama employing 139 workers.
It's about time those spineless D.C. bureaucrats do something to address the shameful wire hanger gap. Without a an American based wire hanger industry our national security and very way of life is at risk.
Just imagine what the Chinese could do if we were to allow them to corner the market on wire hangers.
"We are going to reunite Taiwain with the mainland by force. And if you dare to do anything to stop us, we'll cut off your wire hanger supplies at once. Just try to pick up your dry cleaning now foolish Americans! Bwah, bwah, bwah!"
The fact that scores of small independent American dry cleaners may well be forced out business because of increased costs and American dry cleaner consumers across the country will pay more is a small price to pay to protect the livlihood of those 139 workers who help keep American safe by manufacturing wire hangers.