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 27, 2016

Bring Back Millions of JOBS to America!

It is good to hear national elected leaders and the candidates for president discuss the importance of helping private sector businesses create more jobs for American workers. It's not yet clear what types of jobs they are focusing upon, but I would recommend that they begin their efforts by working with the owners and investors of America's clothing industry with the goal of restoring 50% or more of the jobs lost to outsourcing clothing and textile jobs over the years. I suggest that local and national political candidates show us their leadership by organizing national and state meetings with America's clothing manufacturers to hear their suggestions on ways to expand the clothing industry within America’s shores and then document their plans to restore jobs in the U.S.A.

Today 90% of the clothing formerly made in the U.S.A. is made in foreign countries. It is time for this statistic to be reversed to where it was 30 years ago, and time for local, state and national candidates seeking your vote to not only TALK about JOBS, but demonstrate their ability to DO things for the long-term benefit of the American people.

By working together, elected officials and business leaders can help restore the balance we need between imported and domestic products in America’s stores. It is often stated that tax loopholes made it better for companies to outsource manufacturing which killed jobs and job skills in the U.S.A. I'm suggesting that all candidates present us their written plans to close those tax loopholes and urge corporations manufacturing outside of the U.S.A. to return to America's shores.

To better understand why we promote the Buy American Made Campaign, I ask that you look at the tags on the clothing you’re wearing right now to see where the items were made. As you look at the labels, consider how much better America's economy would be if just the clothing industry was employing more Americans. Thanks for your participation and for spreading the word to others.

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: