From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, October 1, 2011

Where Are Our National Leaders?

The prolonged recession remains very difficult for individuals and for America's businesses trying to remain afloat during these trying times. If we are to get America moving full-speed ahead, we have to look out for the needs of Americans FIRST. That means all of us, including national and local elected officials, business leaders and every American. People who are ready, willing and able to work don't want to be told we are living in trying times and jobs are scarce. They want to know how we are going to end these trying times and get new job opportunities flowing again in every community across the U.S.A.

Frankly, there is no way to justify how thousands of businesses left America and found it more beneficial to operate in foreign countries. It is hard for anyone in leadership to justify how they did nothing as companies that were founded and operated in America for 50 to 100 years, employing millions of Americans, are now manufacturing 95 to 100% overseas and then shipping the products back to the U.S.A. so the American people can purchase them.

The question everyone is asking is: “WHY did national elected officials sit back and do nothing for years as they saw thousands of businesses leave the U.S.A.?” I can't find reports on national leaders taking a stand to find ways to keep jobs in the U.S.A., but there are reports of elected officials signing off on legislation that permitted jobs to be shipped out of America without a long term assessment as to how the loss of jobs would affect American workers, local communities and America's economy.

Because national elected officials didn't concern themselves with how to keep jobs in the U.S.A., our long respected manufacturing base got relocated around the world. In the process, America's leaders borrowed trillions of dollars from foreign countries to pay America's bills and still no one is asking the question: "How are the American people going to earn a living and pay taxes without JOBS in the U.S.A.?"

I urge you to help businesses still manufacturing in America by purchasing the products you need with a made in the U.S.A. label. Businesses spent a lot of time outsourcing manufacturing to other countries to make more money for their investors. Now it's time for the American people to look out for the well-being of America by supporting the businesses that invest in America's economy, create jobs for Americans and help reverse the trend of outsourcing. We don't have a minute to waste. Spread the word.

This is Michael Blichasz. Your comments and suggestions are an important part of the Buy American Made Campaign. Email me from the link located at