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 would. With that
thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a
good American . . .
This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in
Wal-Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in
China for $6.99. I didn’t want to pay that much so I asked
the lady if they had any others. She took me to another
department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA.
They are just as good.
Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found
some made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper. We are
being brain washed that everything that comes from China
and Mexico is cheaper. Not so. That is also why I don’t buy
cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in China and are expensive.
I buy them at Dollar Tree….50 cents each and
made in USA.
Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe’s 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 effects someone else – even their job.
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. Aquafresh Advanced is made in Moon TWP,
(Another Good idea…… Change one light bulb at a time) . This
past weekend I was at Kroger’s. 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 at 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 and help our fellow Americans
keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA.