From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
1540 AM Radio WNWR • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, March 12, 2011

No More Recessions!

We not only want to put what has been called Great Recession behind us, we want to make sure it never happens again. On behalf of the Buy American Made Campaign, I urge business leaders and elected officials to sit down and work together to make real progress in restoring industries and JOBS in America.

Businesses tell me regulations and taxes are the main reasons preventing new industries from opening in America. Elected officials feel current taxes are needed to keep the government operational. I urge all leaders to put the cards on the table and make JOBS their main priority for the well-being of America. If taxes and regulations are killing the creation of new jobs, a complete look at regulations and ways to save money and reduce taxes must be enacted. With more Americans working, spending power would benefit businesses, local communities, and America's economy, and increased tax revenue would support government services. Job training must also be on the top of everyone's priority list to ensure success.

After viewing the Made in America reports on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, we see that most American people do not realize that their homes are filled with foreign made goods. Until the recession, most AMERICANS didn't consider looking at the labels on furniture, appliances, drapes, rugs, and just about every item they pick up. As you saw, the family featured during the Made in America reports was surprised to find that nothing in their home was American made. They agreed to have all of the foreign made items removed from their home which lead to their home being empty. However, the reports demonstrated that by shopping around you can fill your homes with products proudly made in the U.S.A. and generally of better quality and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, many American made items are not widely available because profits for stores are much higher from imported items. The only thing that was unable to be replaced was a television, because unfortunately all televisions are now foreign made. You can view the Made in America reports from the front page of They are posted under the American flag.

After seeing another demonstration of how many U.S. industries were downsized and expanded overseas, I urge you to go out of your way to: look at labels, speak up in support of American made, direct your purchasing power in support of products made in the U.S.A. and contact your elected officials so they know JOBS for Americans must be their top priority.

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