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, August 18, 2012

20 Million Jobs Could Be Back in the USA!

It is good to hear national elected leaders and the candidates for president discuss the importance of helping private sector businesses create more jobs for Americans. It's not yet clear what types of jobs they are focusing upon, but I would recommend that they begin their efforts by working with the owners and investors of America's clothing industry with the goal of restoring the 20 million PLUS jobs lost to outsourcing clothing and textile jobs over the years. I suggest that local and national political candidates show us their leadership abilities by organizing national and state meetings with America's small, medium and large clothing manufacturers to hear their suggestions on
ways to expand the clothing industry on the shores of America and make decisions and set a timeline that will restore jobs in the U.S.A.

Today 90% of the clothing formerly made in the U.S.A. is made in foreign countries. It is time for this statistic to be reversed and time for local, state and national candidates seeking your vote to not only TALK about JOBS, but demonstrate their ability to DO things for the long-term benefit of the American people.

By working together, elected officials and business leaders could help restore the balance we need between imported and domestic products in American stores. It is often stated that tax loopholes made it better for companies to outsource manufacturing which killed jobs and job skills in the U.S.A. I'm suggesting that national leaders also work closely together to close loopholes for corporations manufacturing outside of the U.S.A. and reduce the taxes for companies located in the U.S.A. that are maintaining or restoring jobs within America's shores.

To better understand why I am promoting the Buy American Made Campaign, I ask that you look at the tags on the clothing you’re wearing right now to see where the items were made. As you look at the labels, consider how much better America's economy would be if just the clothing industry was employing more Americans.

This is Michael Blichasz. Thanks for your participation and for spreading the word. Tune in to American Workers Radio every Wednesday at 11 A.M. on 860 AM Radio broadcasting in the Philadelphia area. Programs can be heard live, or you can listen to rebroadcasts on the Internet from: My email link is located on the front page of: