Of Course it Does!
The problem is many of the products we purchase are no longer made in the US of A. What products are made here and where can we find them is the big question. So lets delve into the recent email I received from Vee J. It serves as a good reminder of “Read the Label first!”
This is from a recent email that has been going around;
Kitchen Aid is MADE in the US .
We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that
At The hose attachments. They were all made in China .
we buy or do affects someone else – most often, their job.My Grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is
Now Marked “made in Mexico .”My Favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico …
now I have Switched to Crest.You have to read the Labels on everything.I was in the light bulb aisle,And right next to the GE brand was an off-brand labeled,
It’s Way past time to start finding and buying products you use
Every Day that are made right here.Bounce Dryer Sheets… Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada The Everyday
made in the USA. The job you save may be your own or your neighbor’s!
Etc. Etc. Etc. — it went on and on and on……
So when I start investigating websites on how to find what is made here and where you can purchase it/them….This is one of the better ones I came up with.
Watch this video that ABC news made in 2011 first to see where our regular household products stand as far as where they were made. Diane Sawyer proposes that we all spend a little more and create more American jobs
It’s a little spooky what is identified in this video blog! The statistics don’t lie. “The facts show that our nation is addicted to imports. In 1960, foreign goods made up just 8 percent of Americans’ purchases. Today, nearly 60 percent of everything we buy is made overseas.”
The link goes on to identify various products made in the USA and where you can buy them!
What surprised me the most was how little amount of money spent daily on American goods resulted in so many jobs. One statistic stated that if we all spent an extra $0.18 a day on American made goods (just $64 per year!) it would support the growth of 200,000 jobs. Just multiply that a few times and we won’t have anymore unemployment!
The buy American concept is not new, but it is something that we need to continue to be aware of. If it’s not made in China or Mexico, it’s probably India, Vietnam, Bangladesh or even worse Canada! Just kidding you Canadians out there…
“READ THE LABEL FIRST!”