From the Desk of

Michael Blichasz

Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
1540 AM Radio WNWR • Philadelphia, PA

Commentary from Saturday, August 28, 2010

Life Is What We Make It!

Americans were clearly in a better position to succeed before the current recession, especially in the 1980’s and 90’s when more American manufacturing facilities were located here the U.S.A. Today we see that many businesses have left America, so there are fewer places for American workers to secure employment and, even worse, fewer companies who could recall workers when the recession ends.

Unfortunately, American businesses looked for ways to increase profits and pursued a fast dollar from outsourcing instead of finding ways to employ American workers, whom they expect to remain their customers. Because of this mentality, America's workers, families, and the economy have been left in distress. In their effort to avoid paying a fair wage and avoid environmental regulations which protect workers, many American businesses with well known brand name labels moved their manufacturing operations overseas and are shipping those items back to the U.S.A. so you can continue to purchase them.

The downturn in America’s economy has continued for 30 years because America’s elected officials, businesses leaders and especially the American public offered very little reaction. However, no one can say they didn’t see this coming because the empty manufacturing facilities, offices and stores in every town and city are a constant reminder to us just how little was done to modernize America’s industries, keep jobs in the U.S.A. and expand America’s economy.

To combat the present tide, I have been urging my radio, newspaper and Internet audience to support the Buy American Made Campaign so we can help keep people presently working on the job and in the process urge private sector businesses to re-invest in America, restore employment opportunities and make products with a Made in America label. Political leaders and businesses are getting the message and the supply of American made products has slowly been increasing.

I appreciate the responses I receive from my commentaries. I'm only one voice, but with your voices and your purchasing power, we can continue to make positive progress to restore jobs in America and improve America’s economy. Together we can accomplish many good things and life will be what we make it.

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