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 7, 2010

Sports Fan T-shirts, Hats & Jackets

If we can get all of our sports fans to back the Buy American Made Campaign with the same enthusiasm they have for our sports teams, American workers and America ’s economy would really benefit. I never understood why the licensing and purchasing agents for sports teams didn't go out of their way to buy American made t-shirts, hats, jackets and dozens of other items from U.S. companies that could employ many of the people filling the stadium seats and cheering for the teams.

If we could get sports fans to speak up and seek out T-shirts, hats and jackets with a made in the U.S.A. label, team owners and product buyers would respect the wishes of the fans and support the American businesses and workers that manufacture and supply the items here in America.

It would be reassuring to know that fans supporting our teams would also be assisting American workers by purchasing the products they produce. Presently, the majority of these items are made overseas, shipped to the U.S.A. and then imprinted with team and players’ names. I feel it would be more appropriate to have the products made in the U.S.A. so more American workers and families could benefit. If anyone needs to know U.S. companies capable of manufacturing shirts, hats, jackets, etc., they can contact me and I will share the contacts that I have with them.

The most important stimulus America needs is the restoration of millions of manufacturing jobs from A to Z with nothing left out in between. The restoration of American manufacturing will generate millions of jobs and we certainly have enough empty manufacturing facilities to start the restoration process immediately.

It’s now in the hands of business leaders to bring about America's most important stimulus, JOBS. When this happens, every one will benefit, but it will only happen if you speak up and spend your dollars wisely.

Many people tell me they are looking for made in America labels, but the selection is very limited. They also report that they are reminding store personnel that it would be to their benefit to carry a larger selection of American made items.

The American people are finally waking up and demanding that American workers receive a fair share of manufacturing jobs. Change is beginning to take place as we see business leaders, elected officials and the American people voicing their concerns about America 's future.
I urge you to do the same.

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