Buy American ... Help Create New Jobs Here Now

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tacmotusn, Jul 17, 2012.


  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    An American Challenge AUGUST 1st to Sept. 1st
    Well over 50 yrs ago I knew a lady who would not buy Christmas gifts if they were made in China. Her daughter will recognize her in the following.

    Did y'all see Diane Sawyer's special report? They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family's home that were not made in the USA.

    There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items - USA made -
    being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..

    It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!

    I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART and ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID 'FROM CHINA'

    FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA'.
    SO FOR JUST A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE LIBERTY GOLD OR THE DOLE BRAND SINCE IT'S FROM CALIF.
    Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think? The Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets.
    70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the
    Chinese should be suspended.
    Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
    You Can DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA!!

    Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose
    another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent
    you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

    Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

    THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!

    Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on Aug. 1st and continue it until Sept. 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.

    Remember, August 1st to Sept. 1st! or START NOW.
    Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.

    If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!

    Pass it on, America ... Well, come to think of it, instead of doing it for just 1 month why not try to do it all the time.
     
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  2. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Well, I just bought some shoe inserts this afternoon, and made sure it had a "Hencho en USA" on the label. I don't mind paying more for quality.

    Quality can be hard to find sometimes. The guy at the shoe store where I shop carries ONLY USA made products. So I pay a little more - the shoes last a lot longer....
     
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  4. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I try to do a lot of my grocery shopping at the local butcher shop. It costs more at the register, but when I factor in things like saving fuel (nearest "grocery store" is 15 miles away), the fact that his beef and pork comes from local producers vs feedlots/confinement barns, and knowing that my money goes to support his employees, it's worth the extra $. And his steaks, ooooooh. I think one of his suppliers is running Wagyu crosses from the looks of the marbling. He's got a little mini grocery too, canned goods, baking supplies, etc, plus fountain drinks.

    It's really hard to find some stuff made in the US though. Maybe it's my location... my options for shopping for household stuff are Walmart, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Dollar Store... but it's just almost impossible to find something that isn't made in China. And clothes? Forget it. I have to shop for them online or spend a weekend in Dallas to find anything made in the USA.
     
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