From the Desk of

Michael Blichasz

Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
1540 AM Radio WNWR • Philadelphia, PA

Commentary from Saturday, October 2, 2010

We Can't Turn Back Time!

During the last 25 years, retail stores in America were flooded with imported products, while American made products slowly lost their place on the shelves and on the hangers. Because the profit margin for store owners and importers became so much better from imports than from products made in the U.S.A., the trend of outsourcing became the thing to do. In fact businesses became so comfortable selling outsourced products that they bypassed American manufacturers in every way possible.

In 2010, as the recession continues, the American people are no longer just running in stores to buy what is available, they are looking around, looking at labels and seeing for themselves how the imbalance between imported and domestically made products has negatively affected America's employment base and our over-all economy.

How can we change what has happened? We must continue to use our purchasing power wisely and seek out American Made Products First! I know this is not always easy, but our goal is to get the manufacturing portion of America's 29.6 million businesses fully operational again.

Support America’s workers representing small and large businesses, non-union and union and the self employed so they can expand their products on the American market and get things moving again.

The fact of the matter is, we already have companies all over the U.S.A. up and running and ready to accept purchase orders to manufacture the products which are now largely being imported. Many of these companies were forced to downsize because they were unable to compete with foreign competitors but with our support for what they make, they can become fully-operational again. So every time you pick up an item think of how much American workers need your purchasing power to maintain and expand jobs in the U.S.A.

At this point, major corporations have been hoping that employment in the U.S.A. would rise enough to take attention away from the tsunami of imported products filling our stores. They hoped that as the economy improved Americans would go back to the old habits of just buying whatever was in stores. However as the recession continues, the reality of millions of manufacturing jobs lost to outsourcing continues to affect the well-being of just about every family in the U.S.A.

We can't turn back time, but now that we know the facts, we can take action and support America's workers regardless of who owns the company as long as its products have a made in the U.S.A. label on them.

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