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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bring back American manufacturing the grass roots way

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 will. With that thought in mind, read the
following, obviously written by a good American .

Good idea . . . one light bulb at a time .. .. . .

Check this out . I can verify this because I was in
Lowes 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 .
This past weekend I was at Kroger. (Can be true for any
store.) 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 USA! 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 . . . . help our fellow
Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A


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