Thursday, November 12, 2009

Buy American


I thought I would share an email I got the other day. I think when you read it you will be amazed.

One Light Bulb at a Time
A physics teacher in high school, once
told the
students that while one grasshoper 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.
Good idea . . .. one light bulb at a
time.
Check this out. I can verify this because 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.
So, after reading this
email, I think this lady is on the right track.
Let's get behind
her!

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.

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 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, start buying
American, one light bulb at
a time! Stop buying from overseas
companies!

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