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 25, 2010

Promote American Made!

At this special time of year, as we share holiday gifts, it is a time to be thankful for what we have received. It is also a time to look at what percentage of the items were manufactured here in the U.S.A., and supported American manufacturing. We clearly see that a large percentage of well-respected BRAND NAME items, proudly given as gifts, are now being manufactured overseas. This means, the long-respected manufacturers are no longer employing American workers to make BRAND NAME items, just using America as a growing sales point for imported products.

We need to see more
labels like this

Because so many like-minded people have been speaking up about the Buy American Made Campaign, we have witnessed many positive changes in the last year. National business and elected leaders are discussing trade imbalances and seeking ways to restore America's industries. The news media is also speaking up about job outsourcing. Some businesses that were planning to outsource have seen the discontent of the American people and are reconsidering their plans. Most importantly, America's consumers are looking at labels and seeing for themselves that America continues to be a place where an overwhelming percentage of foreign made products are sold, and are behind our goal to reverse this trend.

Additionally, because Americans are being more conservative about what they purchase, stores are offering 50, 60, and 70% discounts on largely imported products to move inventory! Let's continue to work together, so that more industries in the U.S.A. can expand, so Americans can be employed and be able to pay a fair market value for all products, whether made in the U.S.A. or imported. With the goal of a reasonable balance between imported and domestic products, everyone will be able to prosper.

On behalf of everyone promoting the Buy American Made Campaign, I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and best wishes for the New Year.

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