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 30, 2018

America's Independence & Jobs for Americans!

As we mark the 242nd Anniversary of America's Independence on the 4th of July, it is a good time to look at the job situation and quality of life in the United States of America. So much has changed since 1776, when our forefathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the main focus was on the ideals of freedom, peace and justice for all.

For centuries, America welcomed immigrants from around the world seeking job opportunities and to be part of the American dream. In more recent years, with nations of the world seeking to expand jobs for their own people, Americans saw jobs leaving America for cheap labor costs, growing government regulations and growing taxes on businesses.

In 1976, when we marked the 200th Birthday of America, American workers already saw that our industries were becoming more automated. They saw that automation required fewer workers and urged business leaders to retool industries to manufacture the new items constantly being invented in America.

During the last 42 years, there have been many suggestions on ways to maintain and expand jobs in the United States, but those suggestions were largely ignored by America's leaders and private sector businesses.  That refusal to act in America's best interest 42 years ago has brought us a decline in jobs for a growing population in America, which also affected the quality of life for Americans during the last 42 years. The aftermath has yielded less manufacturing businesses, less skilled workers to manufacture the products and fewer opportunities for us to compete with foreign made products.

On the positive side, with more people supporting efforts like the Buy American Made Campaign, we have more opportunities to work toward a NEW and Modern Industrial Revolution here in America. Every time you purchase an American made product you are helping make the new and modern industrial revolution grow and be able to employ more Americans.

Thanks for spreading the word and Happy 4th of July. Kindly go out and support your local businesses during National Small Business Weekend, the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month.

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