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, November 26, 2011

Be A Patriotic American Shopper!

As we begin another holiday shopping season I urge you to Be A Patriotic American Shopper and support 80% of the American people who are employed by small and medium-sized businesses. The 80% includes a wide variety of manufacturers, distributors, service providers and retail stores in local neighborhoods and malls who depend on your purchases to remain in business and pay their employees.

America has always traded with the world, however the present day imbalance between foreign made and domestic products is not in favor of American workers. Today, America no longer produces enough products to satisfy the day-to-day needs of the American people so foreign products not only fill the void, but in many cases dominate the American marketplace.

The imbalance has shifted so much that Buying American Made products in American stores is often a challenge. However, if you shop around you will find a growing selection of items made in the U.S.A. and your purchases will benefit local, regional and national manufacturers and more American workers.

Filling your shopping bags with mainly foreign made items without considering the plight of American workers will destroy our efforts to restore and expand America's industries. Being a Patriotic American shopper will increase the demand for American made products, and being more selective in what you purchase will add to the success of the Buy American Made Campaign. Remember, only you can decide what you are going to purchase and whether your purchasing power will benefit American workers or foreign manufacturers.

As you shop, keep in mind that 80% of the American people are employed by small and medium-sized businesses. Therefore, moving American made inventory FIRST is an important way to help America's businesses and workers and keep more of our dollars circulating in the economy of the U.S.A.

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