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, April 16, 2011

When America Was Declared A Nation!

We can't put all the blame for outsourcing American jobs on America's tax structure alone, but a business tax system that rewards large businesses with tax breaks for producing products overseas and shipping them to the U.S.A. simply does not make sense. Companies should be earning tax savings for investing in manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A., instead of being penalized for staying in America and keeping Americans employed.

When America was declared a nation, Ben Franklin realized that the educational system and conveniences enjoyed in Europe would not happen quickly in a new nation because the first goal was to build an economy for survival. Franklin’s goal for a new economy in America was innovation, design, implementation and an operational infrastructure. These factors are what make for a strong and growing economy and what made America the greatest nation on earth. However, what American businesses have done in recent years is share and outsource their innovation and design with countries around the world, while allowing America's operational infrastructure to decline along with American jobs. Unfortunately for the past 30 years, Americans were led to believe that our nation could survive with a service economy.

But now we know that America’s overall economic health depends on reasonable strength in manufacturing, so it’s time to get back to basics and be competitive manufacturers of every item now sold in the U.S.A. As we get back to being both a manufacturing giant as well as a service economy, it will stimulate our economy indefinitely and place America on the road to full recovery.

You and your purchasing power play an important part in making the wheels of change continue. Don't miss an opportunity to support American businesses operating in the U.S.A. Look at those labels and speak up in support of American made products everywhere you shop.

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