I Owe This One to My Mother-in-Law!
We are part of the problem! We are responsible for the new normal! I have blogged on this topic many times. Gloria, sent me this email and it is worth sharing with all of you.
We are all responsible for our unemployment problems. We are responsible when we don’t buy products made or produced in America. If slowly, but surely, each of us to the time to read the labels as to where a product comes from and demand for foreign products diminished, then products made in the US, would start hiring more workers.
One Light Bulb at a Time?
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, but a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following.
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 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 company in Cleveland, Ohio.
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!
I was in Lowes 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 affects 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. You have to read the labels on everything.
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!
(We should have awakened a decade a go.)
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!
Let's get with the program .. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A. ..
Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869
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