MADE IN AMERICA

Out of work?  Need a job?

No small wonder, when you stop to look around at what is going down in this country.  We spend it everywhere but here at home, we talk about improving our lot, then they step out and buy it from Brazil or some other place.  You want a job, then start buying American goods, it is just that simple.

Don’t believe the hype when these people (the pecker-heads in Washington and on Wall Street) tell you it cannot be done in a Global Economy, that we have to outsource everything, because of high labor costs in this country and a host of other excuses … Don’t buy into it.  It can be done … And it can be done right here at home.


It is time to step up to the plate and take back what the Chinese and the Mexicans have stolen from us with their slave labor and cheap inferior priced items.

Here is a video that is very interesting.

Watch it & then forward it along. 

(Please stick with it to the end before you go to Home Depot or Lowes.)

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8 thoughts on “MADE IN AMERICA

  1. Excellent post. We need to stop supporting foreign workers and take care of our own. I hope everyone watches it and forwards it on.
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    Every movement has to start somewhere, let it start here. I am sick of all this Chinese crap that doesn’t work or hold up, and I am tired of the lame excuses out of Washington and Wall Street as to why it won’t work. Here is proof it is possible and all we need to do is stand up and support each other. I am sending it out to everyone on my mailing list today.

    DS

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  2. I have been buying made in America goods for a long time now. It’s a matter of taking time to seek out products and not just grab what is convenient. We really are a lazy bunch. We’ve been a sleeping nation for too long. It’s time to quit hitting the “snooze” button on this alarm… thanks for another great post!
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    Good for you! that’s the ticket, we need to rally around the flag, and bring us back from the brink … I am all for it.

    DS

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  3. This issue is so complex sound bites like “Buy American” just don’t work. And the starting point is us. Not just the unions who get blamed for high costs of production, or the greedy rich who send production offshore where cheap labor in sweat shops makes the products so their profits can be higher but us. The average US citizen.

    To start with demand our domestic producers work harder to be more productive and at the same time improve the quality. We would not have the foreign automotive competition we have today if our domestic car makers produced a better quality product than they used to at a competitive price. The auto industry is now domestic for the most part because all those foreign sounding names have production facilities here in the US proving we do have both the ability and desire to produce great products at competitive prices. And those we used to call the big three created that competition with their lousy quality and arrogance.

    But we need to bring that needed mentality to a wide range of goods formerly produced here but now almost exclusively are produced offshore. Some we lack the tecnology such as the Amazon Kindle. Others we seem to lack the willpower to figure out how to be productive such as the manufacture of clothes.

    We are about to lose our aviation industry if we don’t pay attention. No, not just Boeing, but look at how many general aviation planes are built off shore and worse, look at how many of the planes being sold are produced by manufacturing companies owned by offshore investors. The US was the center of the universe at one time when it came to aviation.

    You want us to get back to work? Stop screwing the the minds of the business owners in this country. Make the government tell businesses what taxes, laws, rules and reguations they have to meet for the long term so they can do some long range planning. And then don’t screw with the laws and regulations. That is like changing the rules of a card game in the middle of the game. And if you really want jobs to spring up all over the place pass a simple law. Mandate that any product sold in this country can be made anywhere in the world as long as that product is made to the exact same laws, regulations, and standards our domestic manufacturers must adhere to. That includes OSHA, wage and benefit laws like workman’s comp and DBL, unemployment benefits, all the workplace safety standards, and all EPA regulations imposed on our domestic manufacturers.

    Never happen because Mr. and Mrs. America have proven they will drive 5 miles to Walmart to save $.50 on a pair of shoes or new tee shirts.
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    The idea is strong and it will work Jon, the video is proof of that. It has been proven it can be done. I have to disagree with some of this comment, as to cause and effect. Here is another soundbite. You don’t want to speak English … You don’t like it here … Then get your sorry ____ out. We spend too much time coddling to the foreigners who live amongst us, and ignoring the population base that is truly American.

    I believe we can do this, and all it takes is taking time to read a label.

    We have the worst case of self-inflicted wounds in the history of mankind, and if we do not take positive action to turn this around, we will perish. Over and over, we elect these bozo’s that do a sorry job. That has to stop. Cheap labor is just part of the problem. Education of our young, is part of the problem. Consumers are part of the problem …

    I am just saying or pointing out, this might be a good place to start.

    Every journey has to start with the first step, the video illustrates that MADE IN AMERICA is possible, getting everyone on-board with it, that is the impossible part, but someone has to try. What moves offshore (presumably to beat the taxes and the legislation) can be brought back, if the proper incentive is there.

    In order for evil to prevail, all that is necessary is for all the good people to sit back and do nothing. It is no sin to try, the bigger sin is allowing it to keep going as it has when there is a workable solution (partial or otherwise) on the horizon.

    We definitely need to change our mindset. No more it won’t work, we can’t do this or that, no chance … Here is a new word … the word is … Possible.

    I say “no” to WalMart all the time now Jon, and it doesn’t bother me a bit.

    DS

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  4. Not too long ago, within the last couple of months, I saw something on Television talking about outsourcing, companies going overseas, etc… I wish I could remember what channel or anything about the show, but alas, I can’t. :/ I DO remember the man saying that eventually American companies would come crawling back to this country for a few of the following reasons:

    1. The cheaper labor will eventually ask for increased wages. :)
    2. The cost of transportation to and from, to make and sell the items, will only go up.
    3. Tariffs

    Of course, my memory being what it is, those reasons are the only ones I remember. :/ I DO remember thinking, “I sure hope so, and soon”.

    P.S. If labor is so cheap and that is why they are making them overseas, why do the prices not show this in what we are charged? They still go up, never went down as far as I could tell. I would think, if it is SOOO cheap to make elsewhere we, as consumers, should reap some of the benefit, at least that is what they make it sound like. (Implied) Sorta. Mainly that it is cheaper for THEM to make, thereby increasing their bottom line. They sure as heck don’t do it for us, the consumer.
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    Thanks for your reply. We have to make smarter choices and we have to stick with them when it comes to purchasing and consumption of items in our country. We also have to start in earnest to weed out all of the negative things that we can find and replace them with viable solutions that work.
    DS

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  5. Fourbluehills,

    We consumers are reaping huge rewards as a result of offshore production. Our standard of living has risen dramatically thanks to Walmart and what many consider their excessive use of offshore products. First, if the customers weren’t buying those products by the boatload Walmart wouldn’t be stocking and selling them. But look at the cost of items such as TVs, clothes, shoes, tools, tires, etc. and compare today’s costs adjusted for inflation with the cost of the same goods 20, 30 or 40 years ago.

    That is why I think we the consumers are a huge part of the problem because we are not pressuring our domestic manufacturing (and service industry) to get competitive. And at the same time either demand we roll back some of the regulations imposed on our producers, or if they are so important as to be left in place, at least require offshore producers to meet those same standards, otherwise we are just shifting polution and unsafe practices to our neighbors around the globe.
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    I hope that she see’s this and replies. Might want to consider the other side of the coin on all this. If real wages in this country have been in steady decline since the latter part of the eighties, I really don’t see our lifestyle as improving Jon, more or less, eroding would be my take on it.

    We did nothing when the Chinese brought their televisions to America and dumped them on the market at below cost (what it cost them to produce the product) and Rayathon an American company (who made television tubes) could not compete and went under. It has been proven over and over, when government steps in with tarriffs the American companies can and will compete with foreign labor and production. When the odds are against us, we suffer.

    The Germans and the Japanese came in here and dumped steel at below cost, Brazil at below cost, Asian rim countries … below cost, you notice a pattern here Jon? You cannot compete against people who are selling at a loss to keep their people working.

    WalMart is part of the problem … not the solution.

    We “are” shifting pollution to our neighbors, we do it every day. All these containers on these ships going back are not going back empty. They are full of cancer causing chemicals, PCB’s and the like, batteries, you name it. We are polluting just as much as the third world, only difference being, we ship it out and they are on the receiving end of all of it. The poor and disadvantaged of the world take it, what other choice do they have?

    Once again … “We have met the enemy and it is us.”

    Have a good weekend.

    DS

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  6. Don,

    We have to agree to disagree. Prior to big box stores such as Walmart we bought at the local haberdashery, hardware store, etc. As a percent of our income we spent a lot more money then compared to now. People have to accept Walmart may not be everyone’s favorite store, but they have had a profound impact on our ability to buy goods less expensively. To debate it quality and source is too big a topic for this blog, but the fact remains stuff I could never afford when first married is accessible to many more people because stores such as Walmart never let up on the downward pressure on pricing.

    But as far as dumping, and specifically steel, I used to buy 300 ton of steel at a time. Trust me when I say I am sensitive to that market. The US steel producers were the biggest bunch of price gougers you can imagine until Nucor Steel came to being and it, along with offshore producers gave the boated steel companies a good whipping. They needed it. They failed to embrace the current production methods suich as continuous casting and when they were successful in lobbying for protection via tariffs instead of using the tariffs to their advantage to take market share the bastards just raised their prices to maintain status quo with the importers. The steel induistry is by no means blameless and because of foreign pressure you enjoy better pricing on appliances, cars, etc.
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    We seem to be the only two interested in it anyway, might as well just let it lie.
    DS

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  7. Hi, Don, I will answer ok? I need to compose a good answer, not just throw it out because my prior post was a throw out sorta thing. :) But, you are making this tired brain have to actually think now, it worked all night. :) I didn’t know there was a reply until a little while ago when DS let me know. So, I am going to sleep, awake refreshed and read your post when my brain isn’t just skimming over it and I “get it”. Right now I can’t. :) Bear with me. I work at a hotel at night, usually a veryyyyyyy slow time period, working at night. But, I had a shock this morning when 4 high schools checked out at the same time and wanted reservations for 50 rooms next year. My brain hasn’t had to work like that in a while. LOL (Hotel working is much easier than the 50k personal accounts I had to take care of a few years ago and I DO NOT MISS THAT ONE BIT). I digress, see…I am gonna sleep and will reply tonight. :)
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    Don and DS are the same person. Take your time, we are not about stressing anyone out to reply to anything.

    Don

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  8. Ok, I haven’t forgotten. I did forget however there was something else I need to do. That is to pick 15 blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award. So, I am here to post that link while I am choosing the blogs! :) Yours is one of them DS.

    You’ve been nominated for the versatile blogger award
    http://fourbluehills.com/2011/12/04/versatile-blogger-award/
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    Thank you very much.

    DS

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