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 9, 2015

The Greatest Nation on Earth!

The expansion of the Industrial Revolution in America brought about an endless supply of jobs for Americans for over a 100 years. In fact, in order to keep up with the demand for American made products at that time, America’s industries invited workers from around the world to come to work in America.

The Industrial Revolution in America saw many positive changes take place as more inventions became a reality. In 1769, James Wall expanded the steam engine, which allowed trains, steamboats and factories to manufacture large amounts of goods and transport them across America. In 1774, Eli Whitney created the cotton gin, which reduced the time needed to clean cotton for commercial use. In 1844, Samuel Morse invented the telegraph machine, which allowed people from the north, south, east and west to communicate with each other much more easily. In 1846, Elias Howe invented the sewing machine, which allowed clothing to be mass produced in a factory setting. In 1855, Henry Bessemer invented the method of making steel out of iron. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, which changed the way people communicate. In 1879, Thomas Edison created the light bulb, which allowed many people to do things at night that they could normally only do during daylight hours. These are just a few examples of inventions that helped the Industrial Revolution in America become a major success, but how are American workers doing in 2015 in the greatest nation on earth?

Today, thousands of items invented in America to improve our quality of life and create jobs for American workers, are now largely being manufactured in other parts of the world while millions of American workers are unemployed. If only 50% of what is sold in America was made in America, we could justify 50% of the foreign made items sold in our country. We don’t have a 50% balance of many items in America so I’m saying it’s time to bring about a NEW MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION in America and allow small, medium and large businesses to make more items with made in America labels.

Help our efforts by looking for, asking for and shopping around for products made in the U.S.A. and support the country where you live and support American workers who need jobs.

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