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, February 5, 2011

Equal Trade Policy For America!

In my last commentary I suggested that America's Business leaders SUPPORT a BALANCED TRADE POLICY. I feel this would be a win-win situation with all countries sharing the benefits of featuring both foreign and domestic products.

I understand that we live in a FREE MARKET economy and we can't tell other countries how to trade with one another, but movement toward an equal trade balance policy with the United States would ultimately benefit each nation's economy as more goods are exchanged. A point to consider is if we buy more from other countries then we sell them, we will damage our economy while strengthening theirs.

Reports from the last ten years (2000-2010) document that America lost over 42,000 U.S. industries which had produced items like: clothing, appliances, electronics and many more products used regularly by the American people. Those industries chose to close their doors and outsource abroad. Those industries employed millions of American workers, who produced the items, were part of management and office staff, packing, delivery, advertising, sales, service, and research and development. My question is HOW DO WE NOW RESTORE THOSE JOBS IN THE U.S.A.?
So that we can see positive change come about, I'm urging you to support the Buy American Made Campaign. I believe it is time for the American people to define our employment future and expanding domestic manufacturing. 
Its good to hear that more people are speaking up and looking at labels to see where products are made. However, the most important message is received as store owners see customers seeking out American made items. Store owners also respond to buying trends so I urge you to make your feelings known to them at the cash register where it really counts. By this process, our goal is to restore a more reasonable balance of products in our stores and keep more jobs in the U.S.A.
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