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, June 18, 2016

Wave of Change in America!

If you are among the millions of people supporting the Buy American Made Campaign, you can certainly feel good about being part of the positive "Wave of Change in America.” Just a few years ago many people thought America’s service-oriented economy would grow and sustain America’s growing population, and they dismissed concerns about industries and jobs being lost in America. 

Today, with fewer jobs and more people with empty wallets people see things differently and want our industries and jobs restored not with a lot of talk, but with documented plans and actions. Today people are speaking up everywhere they shop, at organizations where they meet, on television and radio programs, and in the print media. Today, business owners better understand the concerns of their customers who can’t make the purchases they did when they were employed. Likewise, political leaders now better understand the concerns of their constituents who can’t pay their own expenses so how can they be expected to pay more taxes and be part of a positive economy in America?

The Buy American Made Campaign is not meant to be just a lot of talk. It is designed to encourage supporters to speak up everywhere they shop and make sure that business owners and purchasing agents see for themselves that there is a growing Wave of Change in America and a growing desire to have more products with Made in America labels. Your efforts continue to show business investors that featuring products made in the U.S.A. will not only ensure their profits and stability, but employ the people who are also their customers.

When you shop remember that items with “Made in America labels” clearly identify that Americans are employed from the point of production to the point of sale. When the label identifies an item as foreign made, that means that mainly sales, shipping and handling personnel are Americans. If industries can work together to expand their products lines and restore the 50-50 balance between American and foreign made products in every store possible, we will see a very positive change in job opportunities and in America's economy.

Restoring industries in a reasonable time period and expanding job skills to fill new positions continues to be a major challenge. However, it will be accomplished if our actions, voices, and spending power are directed towards supporting America's businesses and American workers FIRST.

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