by Marvin Ramirez
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following article is very meaningful in terms of protecting the United States from falling onto another totalitarian, Soviet-style dictatorship, and every American should know where our country is heading to. Americans, including Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, etc., have much to lose. This is the nation where most people came to grab the American dream, the right to have an education, own a place one can call home, have a job, and be happy. But all this is disappearing, because we have a government that doesn’t serve the interests of its own people, but rather those of foreign corporations. PART 4 and LAST
by Devvy Kidd
“The measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure of its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty of a nation is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons the care of its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action of foreign powers.” – Congressman Henry Clay, 1824.
The Insourcing Boom (Do read)
“After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.”
School district urges: ‘Buy American’ this year.’
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — “It started as a test by ABC News to build a home made entirely of American-made products. But it’s grown to include a challenge to large purchasers of goods to think “Made in America” and help in the country’s economic recovery. Indian River County School District purchasing director Rick Chuma likes the idea of buying American.”
Out of stock here: All imports – New York store dedicated to 100 percent domestic merchandise
“When it comes to the commitment to carrying 100 percent made-in-America merchandise, few stores measure up to the MadeInAmericaStore.com in Elma, New York.”
“Since opening day on April 3, 2010, Made in America Store owner Mark Andol has been able to boast that all of the products in his brick 1and-mortar store are 100 percent made in USA. The Made in America Store offers hundreds of products from more than 50 patriotic vendors so the American consumer can patronize American products to support the U.S. economy. If there’s one thing that the economic downturn has taught us, it’s that Americans can use the power of their pocketbook to buy American-manufactured goods, thereby creating more American jobs.”
How many years I have kept pounding on this keyboard in my columns: If you can’t find Made in USA tell the retailer you want a quality product made here by Americans workers and sorry, but I’ll shop on line. They’re getting the message.
Know who’s making this happen? You, me, our family members, friends – we consumers. WE are the ones making the difference by refusing to buy foreign products. Do I buy any? Yes, because I am not against fair trade. I purchase Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. It’s the first thing I put on my face when doing the make up thing. I also use their face cream. Those two products are for me, the finest, purest products on the market, no animal testing used; the company is in New Zealand. But, everything else except this computer is made in this country by American workers or I simply go without. Folks are starting their Christmas shopping. Shopping on line does take a little time so you need to order in advance to make sure the item arrives before Christmas.
If you find something on line, but don’t have time to order, call the company and ask them where the nearest retail outlet is to your zip code. Every time you buy one product made in America you help the economy by keeping our fellow Americans employed – not workers in foreign countries. We became the greatest debt free nation on this earth because we manufactured what we needed and kept the money in OUR country by buying everything we need here. Other countries can do the same thing and prosper; America’s Protectionist Takeoff 1815-1914: The Neglected American School of Political Economy by Michael Hudson.
Will you make the commitment to buy Made in America this Christmas and in the future? It’s up to us to rebuild what we once had that benefited all Americans, not political parties or our enemies like communist China. We have the solution. Please pass it along to friends and family. I know money is awfully tight for tens of millions. Christmas gift giving can be painful and embarrassing for those hurting financially, but you don’t have to give cheap junk from communist China.
Maybe make a family gift like a gift certificate to your local museum. Most have wonderful programs all year long and a family gift certificate can cost as little as $50.00 a year. The money stays in your community creating jobs. There are thousands of products, in cluding toys made here. I’ve had that section up on my site for more than a decade. If you manufacture here, I will list your company; there is absolutely no charge, never has been. It doesn’t matter if you are a single proprietor making jewelry or a larger company employing hundreds. All I want is to help keep Americans employed. Remember: The more we buy Made in USA, the more competitive the market becomes and prices get lower.