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, July 16, 2011

As Americans We Have The Opportunity!

Every day we hear new reasons WHY jobs left the U.S.A. but it is more important to focus on our future and not repeat our past mistakes!

As the American people saw industries close, jobs and skills lost, and more buildings with For sale and For Rent signs, WHY weren't political leaders and business owners publicly asked WHY jobs were leaving the U.S.A.?

Some people tell me they thought other types of jobs would replace those being lost, while others say they did not know what to do.

These responses could be understood for a year or two, but as years passed and employment opportunities and job skills diminished there should have been a major public outcry from the people losing jobs in every sector of America's employment base. The For sale and For Rent signs didn't just pop up over night, they had been going up for years!

I urge you to be a loud voice for the Buy American Made Campaign by speaking up EVERYWHERE you shop and by focusing your spending power on products still being made in the U.S.A. WHY? Because as Americans we don't want to lose another business, another employer, or see another person unemployed. Imported products overwhelm our stores and this trend will continue if we don't shop around and speak up for American workers and the businesses that employ them.

It is up to the American people to recreate the supply and demand conditions that kept America's industries operational for years. The businesses interested in keeping you as a customer are promoting their made in the U.S.A. label. Our goal must be to support them and encourage additional businesses to restore and expand manufacturing in the U.S.A.

As we create a demand for more American made products, empty buildings could flourish with new industries and employment opportunities and job skills can be restored. As Americans we have the opportunity to move mountains if we set our minds to it. If we don't go out of our way to support one-another, employment opportunities will not be restored and we will have no one else to blame but ourselves.

This is Michael Blichasz. Thanks for sending me your comments and suggestions. I ask that you invite others to get involved with the Buy American Made Campaign. You can contact me from the email link located on the front page of: