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, December 31, 2011

Make 2012 a Year of Major Change!

We have all heard a thousand and one New Year's Resolutions. I am asking you to make a few resolutions you can keep if you work at it. During 2012, go out of your way to accomplish these goals:

1. Support the small, medium and large businesses in your community that feature a reasonable selection of American made products so they can continue to offer you quality American made products, employ local people and keep your community vibrant.

2. Every time you go shopping, take the time to look at the tags and packaging to see exactly where the items are being made and make it a point to let store personnel know that you are a supporter of American made products.

3. Contact your family and friends and ask them to support the Buy American Made Campaign. One major way to help restore employment opportunities in the United States of America is to have as many people as possible buy American made products and also ask everyone to voice their concerns at stores where American made products are not adequately represented.

Just these few resolutions can help make a difference for American workers and America's economy. During the Christmas season, Americans spent billions of dollars on electronics, toys, clothing and hundreds of other gift items which were largely made in foreign countries, unfortunately bypassing a large portion of American workers. America's stores were packed with merchandise, but what percentage of the items were produced by American workers? We can't continue to be major consumers of foreign made products while American workers are unemployed. During 2012 use your purchasing power to purchase American made items so we can see some of those empty manufacturing facilities filled again by small, medium and large businesses who will hire American workers to meet the demand of America's consumers.

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