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, December 18, 2010

A Good Time To Spread The Word

As you gather with family members and friends during the holiday season, it is "A Good Time To Spread The Word" about the importance of supporting American workers and the businesses that employ them. Almost 10% of America's workforce is unemployed and that is largely due to outsourcing over the last twenty years, plus the fact that businesses chose outsourcing instead of modernizing industries in the U.S.A. We all find it hard to understand why such a large percentage of imported products fill our stores, and this is something we must work together to correct. As more people wake up, and speak up about this imbalance it is now being widely discussed by business leaders, elected officials and in the media. Businesses realize that a customer with a job buys more than a customer who is unemployed, and elected officials see that in order to maintain stable communities, JOBS are the key to success. So during the holiday season, talk with those close to you about supporting America's workers and the businesses that employ them and promote the five points outlined in the Buy American Made Campaign:

Seek out American made products so we can create a demand for products made in the U.S.A.
Support products made in the U.S.A. by small and large companies, non union and union and the self-employed, and keep more jobs and money in America.
Buying American Made products helps maintain all levels of jobs now employing Americans.
When you buy American Made, you are helping expand employment opportunities as businesses see a demand for products made in the U.S.A., which will also help revitalize America’s economy.
In the process of buying American made, we will restore a more reasonable balance between imported and American made items in stores across the U.S.A. However, these suggestions can only make change possible if we seek out and purchase products with a made in the U.S.A. label.

The holiday season is "A Good Time To Spread The Word". With more of us speaking up and buying American made first, many positive changes will continue to happen.

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