Made In America

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Scataphagos, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. "...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 too k 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¢ each and made in USA .

    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, 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 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 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 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!

    Perhaps we should 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 ago . . . ."

    -- Richard Apt, Vietnam War vet and Bronze Star awardee
  2. Buying stuff because it is made in America is racist!!!!!
  3. cstfx


    How about just stop buying from Walmart - it would put China out of business.
  4. rew


    Almost everything sensible these days is racist.

    Reducing immigration both to protect American wages and to protect the environment by stabilizing our population is racist.

    Deporting people who entered the country in violation of our immigration laws is especially racist, to the point where hardly anyone in government dares to do it.

    Not discriminating on the basis of race in hiring and admissions is racist, provided that the race you would have discriminated against is white.

    Opposing any part of Obama's political program is racist. MSNBC tells me so. On the other hand, it was not racist to compare George W. Bush to a chimpanzee. Good liberals enjoyed doing that.
  5. He makes a good point. If you spend $500 per month on things like clothes and household stuff, that would be $500 per month going towards American jobs. Just getting 1,000 people to do that and you put $500,000 per month into american jobs.
  6. Bob111


    a lot of stuff out of recycling obviously made in US. check out various rubber floor mats for example.
  7. Possibly. But what is really racist is China keeping capital controls and thus money that makes it to China, never comes back.
  8. S2007S


    China is the world, once they start to slow down and GDP starts to drift lower the entire global economy is going to feel it. If the GDP in China fell below 4% you would see a worldwide recession!
  9. A more pressing question is just how much of the actual product is "Made in the USA". I was recently looking at some new furniture and wanted to buy a few things that I could verify were made here. Aside from finding a local artisan, I was amazed at how many companies that even five to ten years ago were well known for building custom pieces in their local workshops.

    Well it turns out that even a few of the companies that proudly proclaim "Made in the USA", simply assemble the final pieces in their shops. Much of the actual work is still outsourced to the lowest bidder, presumably. Once it's shipped back, they attach the upholstery or leather, etc...and claim it's made here.
  10. At equally or more important that money would circulate within our country not Chindia.
    #10     Oct 27, 2011