Consumers shouldn't have to pay higher prices. Making them shoulder the burden, especially the working and poor, is what creates inequality and dissatisfaction anyway. The problem is mainly with government policy here. The US government incentivized moving manufacturing to China specifically. If the government would have stayed out of it, some of the manufacturing would have gone to China but a significant portion would have gone to other places. Chinese labor rates are going way up now anyway. If the market is left to work that manufacturing will go to Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.