Ray, the people in the US have made China a wealthy nation. Every home in the US is packed full of useless China made trinkets. This junk was bought because it was cheap. Every trip to WalMart was an excuse to bring home items that were put on a shelf to gather dust. For most shoppers the country of origin means nothing. If there are two items on the shelf, one made in the US & one made in China for pennies less guess which one will be sold regardless of quality. Sometime back I was in a store & a man who had recently been laid off from a manufacturing job was complaining about his job being sent to China. As he went through the checkout I looked at the items he was paying for & almost every one was made in China. I have no sympathy for anybody that loses their job if they buy anything not made in the USA. I would feel the same way if I lived in NZ & people bought China made products when there were items made in country available.