Always buy American

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    Always buy American

    This was forwarded to me by an unemployed friend.  Sorry about the font sizes.

    While one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train at all, a billion of them would!

    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,
    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.

    My son likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I will 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. I needed
    60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.

    I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the
    GE brand that 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
    costs more money and is made in China
    .
    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!

    Lay's stacked potato chips in a can is made in Mexico .

    Good old Pringles made in USA ..

    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 neighbor!

    If you accept the challenge, please 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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    Re: Always buy American

    I bought some good ol' american Levi Strauss western jeans the other day.
    Guess what, Made in China!

    The price keeps rising, the labor cheapens and the margins expand. Profits, profits, profits....free enterprise can be a brutal bedfellow. 
     
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    I guess cheap labor and manufacturing costs have driven production out of U.S.

    Unions may be partly to blame, but so are inflation and the cost of living here - due to inflation.  Also Madison Ave. - With Bounce Dryer sheets you are paying for the multi-million dollar advertising.  The economy brand doesn't really advertise.  I don't know all the answers to this mess, but buying American sounds like one of the right things to do.
     
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    I don't think a billion grasshoppers would stop a train either.  I think the train would plow right thru them.
     
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    I don't think a billion grasshoppers would stop a train either.  I think the train would plow right thru them.
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    Sad, but true.  It might slow them down a little, though.  Any time a major group of consumers takes a big turn in buying practices, they take notice.

    How can one vote make a difference?  It can't, but a block of votes can.
     
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    Re: Always buy American

    not for nothing but i learned a long time in marketing class part of what you pay for is the name/brand/cache of a particular company/product. i mean you can buy an ipod for however much they cost now days or you can buy a garden variety mp3 player which does the same thing for a fraction of the price.
     
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    Scauma.  It's kind of like people who buy clothing with the designer's name displayed.  Kids don't want the shoes unless they say Nike on them.  "I use an IPOD while you use the cheaper knock-off".  Nobody will ever see the 'Everyday Value' brand in my pantry.  Maybe people buy the more expensive product simply because it IS more expensive.  Not better.  They're buying vanity.
     
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    well i have an ipod i bought used so i got a good deal. and sometimes i wonder about all the cliche's and name branding that goes on while listening to my ipod as i check my blackberry in dunkin donuts. i'll admit i like to buy nicer clothes, only b/c you get what you pay for and as a man, you can't go too cheap anyway but i won't wear anything that gives free advertising.
     
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    Buy American and support more expensive and poorly made American products. Were the #1 manufacturing country in the world, you'd think we'd be better at it.
     

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