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, August 1, 2015

Americans Want to Support Themselves!

As I promote the Buy American Made Campaign, it is very evident that Americans want more job opportunity to support themselves, rather than receive government subsidies due to unemployment.

When discussing the Buy American Made Campaign, business leaders state that many of America’s difficulties began as our schools cut back on the Trades and Vocational Arts programs which were an ongoing source of graduates who were properly-prepared with skills needed by American employers. With more than 10,000 Americans retiring from the workforce every day, it is clear that there is a major shortage of graduates with basic career skills to replace retiring skilled workers. Instead of expanding training programs as America’s population increased, junior and senior high schools reduced career programs to save money and focused mainly on general education subjects like reading, writing, math, science and history. Today, industry leaders report that career program cutbacks have reduced the number of graduates with hands-on career skills and have placed industries in an unfortunate situation.

As we continue our campaign to restore more levels of career programs in our schools, you are asked to contact your local, state and federal elected officials and local school board members to urge them to expand and reinstate career education in our schools. Our goal is to insure that Trades and Industrial Arts Programs are expanded so businesses have graduates available to help maintain their operations in America, rather than looking overseas to produce their products.

Thanks for your participation. It is helping us make a difference in the way business is done in America and the way more Americans are spending their dollars in support of American made FIRST.

I ask you to support your local businesses throughout the year and especially during National Small Business Weekend the First Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Every Month. Help the cause by letting store personnel know you support this effort and invite them to visit our Internet site:

This is Michael Blichasz. Every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon, tune in to American Workers Radio on 860 AM serving Philadelphia and the Tri-State area. You can also listen live or to rebroadcasts from anywhere in the world from the easy access links located on the front page of: