From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, May 9, 2020

Make More in America Again!

When we look back at the history of the Industrial Revolution in America, we see that it brought over 100 years of jobs and prosperity to the United States.

The Industrial Revolution in America saw many inventions that improved the lives of the American people. In 1769, James Wall developed the steam engine, which allowed factories, trains and steamboats to manufacture or transport large amounts of goods across America. In 1774, Eli Whitney created the cotton gin, which reduced the time needed to clean cotton for commercial use. In 1844, Samuel Morse invented the telegraph machine, which allowed people to communicate with each other much more easily and quickly. In 1846, Elias Howe invented the sewing machine, which allowed clothing to be mass produced in a factory setting. In 1855, Henry Bessemer invented the method of making steel out of iron.  In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, which changed the way people communicate. In 1879, Thomas Edison created the light bulb, which allowed people to do things at night that they could normally only do during daylight hours.

These are just a few examples of inventions that helped expand the Industrial Revolution in America. During the last 40 years we began to outsource too much of our manufacturing to foreign countries and then imported the products back for sale in the United States. Today, thousands of items invented in America to improve our quality of life and create jobs for American workers are largely manufactured in other parts of the world. A lesson of the coronavirus may be that it is once again time to be a manufacturing nation, not a nation buying so much of what we need from foreign countries.

Everyone is asked to promote the goal of the Buy American Made Campaign and help us restore no less than a 50/50 balance of the products sold in America being made in America again. Help our efforts by looking for, asking for and shopping around for products made in the U.S.A. and support the country where you live while supporting American workers who also need jobs. Thanks for your participation.

This is Michael Blichasz. I appreciate hearing from you. My email address is: Michael@AmericanWorkersRadio.com.  Every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon, tune in to American Workers Radio on 860 AM serving Philadelphia and the Tri-State area. You can also listen live or to rebroadcasts from anywhere in the world from the easy access links located on the front page of: AmericanWorkersRadio.com