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, August 3, 2013


Our Supporters Are Making A Difference!

Every business that responds to the Buy American Made Campaign tells me that our efforts are helping make a difference in the way people think about Made in the U.S.A. They tell me that most people don't understand that before the first dollar of profit is made the costs of operating a business, such as rent, utilities, insurance, employee costs, taxes and many others must be paid FIRST. They tell me that our efforts are helping inform people that the rising cost of doing business in America is the main reason businesses outsourced manufacturing and is why our stores are filled with products from around the world.

In my discussions with American businesses, I am told that foreign manufacturers continue to offer them proposals often too good to resist. Foreign manufacturers are willing to provide products for 30 to 40% less than the cost of manufacturing them in the U.S.A. This means businesses could have their products arrive in the U.S.A. with the same LOGO and packaging and be ready for shipment to their customers. This permits them to make more money and have limited operational and employee costs. In many cases these were deals businesses didn't refuse and one of the main reasons so many Americans now find themselves without jobs.

In order to turn this trend around we have been promoting the ideals of American Workers Need You and the Buy American Made Campaign. When people tell me they feel things will turn around on their own sooner or later, I tell them we can't put the genie back in the bottle once it's out, so help us support the private sector businesses that remain in the U.S.A. and welcome back businesses to America where such a large portion of their customers live. As business owners and investors see more American made products moving off store shelves, they better understand that offering more American made is what the American people are supporting. Help us get that message to business owners and investors and at the same time circulate more of our own dollars in the U.S.A. For more information visit: AmericanWorkersNeedYou.com.

This is Michael Blichasz. Every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon tune in to American Workers Radio on 860 AM in Philadelphia. You can listen live or to our rebroadcast from the front page of our Internet site: AmericanWorkersRadio.com.