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 4, 2010

This Affects All Nationalities, Races & Creeds

The Buy American Made Campaign is a call to action for people of all nationalities, races and creeds who are proud to call themselves Americans! I urge all Americans to support the businesses manufacturing in the U.S.A., employing the American people, and adding to the well-being of America's industries and economy.

The fact that the majority of what we wear and use on a daily basis are now foreign made is a major concern because it means that America's manufacturing future is at stake. The fact that so many industries were lost over the last 25 years is alarming and we must consider what additional consequences will happen if we don't take action NOW.

As I stated in past commentaries, using your purchasing power to support items made in the U.S.A. is making a major impact, but more importantly, it is keeping Americans employed. If America's industries were operating at the level they were 25 years ago, we would not be discussing rising unemployment rates, but job growth. We would be focusing our discussions on new training programs and modern technologies to ensure that what America produces is not only of the best quality, but reasonably priced. All things considered, it is a matter of getting back to basics. Using common sense to ensure the expansion of America's industries is a top priority.

When I see that products like cell phones, computers, televisions, stoves, refrigerators, eye glass frames, and every type of clothing, just to name a few, are now 90% foreign made, I'm concerned for today's workers and for future generations. What happened to America's desire to be the world’s most competitive industrial giant? Who convinced Americans that our nation's financial stability would not be threatened by outsourcing? Who convinced Americans that a service oriented economy would be an ongoing success? Where were the leaders who were elected to represent the best interests of the American people as outsourcing continued to grow? I'm sure you agree, we have much to discuss and a tremendous amount of catching up to do. Most important is our need to keep the Buy American Made Campaign moving forward by directing a larger portion of our purchasing power in support of American made products. As businesses see that the American people are seeking out products made in the U.S.A. over imports, they will feel better about investing or reinvesting in America's industries.

Spread the word. America's workers are depending on all of US!

This is Michael Blichasz and I welcome your comments and suggestions. Email me from my Internet site: or