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, January 12, 2013



What You See Is What You Get!

For the tens of millions of people supporting the Buy American Made Campaign the statement "What you see is what you get" is very accurate. As our supporters look at labels and see such a large percentage of products made outside of America, they have a clear picture as to why the unemployment rate is high and why so many employable people are in need of assistance from government programs.

Support for the Buy American Made Campaign continues to grow as does the frustration of people unable to find sufficient items with made in the U.S.A. labels. People often ask me why our national leaders allowed it to reach this point? Well, in better times the loss of America's industries was less noticeable and there was always the idea that other countries could do the work while America's service oriented economy expanded.

In 1996, when I stated on my radio programs that America was losing too many industries and job skills to foreign countries, I was told my ideas were wrong. In 2006, as I expanded my radio commentaries in support of American workers and promoted the Buy American Made Campaign, I was told the campaign would not move outside my own radio broadcasts. Well, we are at the beginning of 2013, and in addition to my radio broadcasts, tens of millions of Americans and national and local media outlets are promoting the Buy American Made Campaign. However, as you see for yourself, America's national elected leaders are still focused on ways to tax us rather than ways to help private sector businesses maintain a stable job base without being taxed and regulated out of America. National leaders don't understand that American workers and businesses paying taxes can support government services and a well-balanced economy focused on balanced budgets that will benefit every American.

As we continue our efforts, it is evident that the American people have to assume the leading role in looking out for the well-being of American workers from the point of production to the point of sale. Consider how much better America's economy would be if we could restore a 50/50 balance of every item now sold in America's stores. I'm not seeking to exclude foreign made products from the American market, simply to have a competitive American made version of every item for us to choose from. When we make more in the U.S.A., we will have more items to trade with other counties and can get back to the way things should be. Help us make 2013 a better year for America's businesses and American workers. More American made items are now available in America's stores, so shop around and let me know how you are making out.

This is Michael Blichasz. Thanks for your continued support, positive suggestions and comments. Email me from the link located on the front page of: AmericanWorkersNeedYou.com. I also invite you to tune in to our radio broadcasts. The schedule and rebroadcasts are listed on AmericanWorkersRadio.com.