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, May 17, 2014

America's Workers and Businesses Need Us!

As major promoters of American workers and American businesses, we found that either we America's consumers help make positive change happen or no changes will happen at all. On Monday, May 5, 2014 an article appeared in the Washington Post by Christopher Ingraham titled "U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created."

One of the major reasons for the loss of businesses in America is growing operational expenses like: rent, electricity, heating and cooling, insurance, communications, the cost of labor, health care for employees, the investment in maintaining skilled workers and attracting new customers as well as growing taxes. Adding these costs together makes it easy to understand why foreign suppliers can sway American businesses to allow them to do the manufacturing overseas and leave the distribution of the products to businesses once the products arrive in the U.S.A.

The main goal of the Buy American Made Campaign is to produce more of our daily commodities from clothing to electronics. As you see we are still struggling to get more American made items on the market and in order to keep the costs of American made down we have to increase the volume of products made and distributed in America.

I can safely say that without efforts like the Buy American Made Campaign, American Workers Need You and National Small Business Weekend, the loss of businesses in America would be much worse. I want to thank the manufacturers labeling their products as made or assembled in the U.S.A. because labeling continues to be a valuable tool to help make our efforts a success. As you're out shopping, let store personnel know that you're a supporter of the Buy American Made Campaign and that you are going out of your way to purchase products made and assembled in America. Your participation continues to be very IMPORTANT. Kindly spread the word.

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