You told the caller the problem is we need a new trade policy so don’t boycott Walmart for selling goods made in China!?
Let’s be clear about something Mr. bluedog, Walmart does not have only the one legal choice of Country – China - where it can get its goods. It’s just like either you or I being legally able to take a left or right turn at an intersection. It is choice between two legal options. This is all to say that Walmart can legally stock its shelves with only goods made in America or it can be boycotted. It might take a while for America to produce enough goods to fill those shelves but there is no better way to get on that path than having Walmart's Citizen's United enhanced voice demand it of Washington. If you don't reduce Walmart's profit's with a boycott they won't be in the position to attempt higher profits by increasing sales volumes with American made goods that might have a lower profit margin.
When and if the country gets a new trade law during these times of a HIGHLY unrepresentative, unresponsive, indifferent almost to the point of being depraved Federal Government is technically a separate issue. You assume that people should be able to sit and wait patiently to bring up the need for a new trade policy if and when the Citizens United ruling and comprehensive campaign finance reform elevates their speech to the same level of importance as a corporation like Walmart$$$?! This is a luxury that 99% of American people no longer have. Clearly, however, it is a luxury you have.
Another way of saying this Mr. Hartmann is that you lack a sufficient body of shared life experiences with 99% of your audience members to allow you to make appropriate recommendations about courses of action they should take.
Ref. Radio show of Tuesday October 25, 2011, circa 8:46 PM central time.
Thom Hartmann is a Blue Dog Progressive.