Buy American

A physics teacher in high school, once told his students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.

One light bulb at a time . . .

I was shopping in Lowes the other day looking for a hose attachment. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking for yourself and support stores that sell products made in the USA.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job. So, after reading this email, I started checking practically everything I buy.

Take for instance Hershey’s candy. It is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. There have been reports of lead found in many products 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 needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand 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 double the price as 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 the USA by a company in Cleveland, Ohio.

Same outcome for the Bounce Dryer Sheets. Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! Don’t be fooled into thinking the cheaper brand is an inferior product, it usual works superior than the name brand. Plus, you’ll often SAVE MONEY buying the American made products!

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made in America. We all need to start making an effort to buy American, it really DOES make a difference we all do it.

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and instead buy the products that are made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors! It’s a small enough thing to do.

If you are willing to 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 been doing this the last decade .

Let’s get with the program now and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA.


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