There are plenty of ways to combat the issue including import taxes and tarrifs. If it's legitimately hurting the US economy to that extreme, then is it the consumer that's the bad guy? In a free market, supply and demand should regulate themselves. The issue arises when a country like China- who has a larger population and lower cost of living (and as such lower wages and cost of production) is able to produce the good much cheaper than a country like the US.
That can (and does) force US companies out of the market unless they are protected by regulation. The U.S. has shifted towards being less of a producer and more of a services provider.