Topic 99% should promote

Your Part in Creating Jobs- by Judith Baker
Myths– Buy USAmade: One At A Time A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American . . . This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in Chinafor $6.99. I didn’t want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA. They are just as good.

Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper. We are being brain washed that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so. That is also why I don’t buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in China and are expensive. I buy them at Dollar Tree….50 cents each and made in U, S.A.

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments… They were all made in China .The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking ….. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.. Let’s get behind her! My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico… Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything….Good idea . . .. One light bulb at a time . . .. This past weekend I was at Kroger . .. . I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, ” Everyday Value …” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats they were the same except for the price . . . The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here… So on to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets… Yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada… The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE U/S.A! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price! My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors! If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago….)

Let’s get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in theUSA … I passed this on . .. . Will you???


4 responses to “Topic 99% should promote

  1. Seems like with a little thought much could be accomplished for the American worker. It sounds like a good “jobs bill” for the people.

  2. It is interesting how things get in our mind, such as we can’t compete with China because they can make things so much cheaper. I wonder if we took this beyond just watching labels and started manufacturing more things in this country again if we could change this. We loose our independence when we can’t manufacture our own goods. I read somewhere that not only have we lost most of our steel, we are have lost things like wool processing and other material processing.
    I would love to see small farms back and profitable as well as other small business in all industries. Let’s put aside our bias and work to make thing vibrant again.

  3. Vicki Sue McKinnis

    I am so enthused about this. I commit to reading labels and buying USA made whenever possible!

  4. Don I thought you would like to read a letter passed on to me:
    This tells it straight. All can understand this one.

    This rather brilliantly cuts thru all the political doublespeak we get.
    It puts it into a much better perspective and is the same for many
    countries in Europe …

    Lesson #1:

    Why the U.S. was downgraded:

    * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
    * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
    * New debt: $1,650,000,000,000
    * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    * Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $21,700
    * Money the family spent: $38,200
    * New debt on the credit card: $16,500
    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    * Total budget cuts: $385

    Got It ?????

    OK now Lesson # 2:

    Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

    Let’s say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
    backup in your neighborhood….and your home has sewage all the way
    up to your ceilings.

    What do you think you should do ……

    Raise the ceilings—or pump out the crap?

    Your choice is coming Nov. 2012

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