Made in the USA

by Susan Getgood on May 14, 2009 · 1 comment

in Economy

This morning, a friend forwarded an email chain letter, and while I don’t do those anymore — last one I forwarded even my mother said no and my husband won’t even open email that looks even possibly maybe minutely dodgy — I thought the topic of this one worth passing on, so decided to share it with my Snapshot Chronicles readers.

If you agree with the sentiment, please consider passing it on in whatever way works for you – email, your blog, Twitter, Facebook. Or simply just do it!

Subject: Let’s All Do This

Please read and pass on.  If we follow this example, maybe we could help Americans save their jobs.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else and perhaps 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. 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 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 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!

So 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 China
……….. (We should have awakened a decade ago……)

Let’s get with the program…. help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A. !!!

It’s a fair point, folks, and something we can all do pretty easily. It doesn’t mean you can’t buy products not made in the US, but it’s worth looking at the label first.

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