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 4, 2018

Making School Supplies Employs Many Americans!

At this point, we are weeks away from millions of America's young people returning to school.

In the last few years, several American businesses that manufacture school supplies have been working hard to expand and circulate their products in as many stores as possible. This is good to hear and is a result of our supporters speaking up where they shop and parents also stating that it is not a good example for their children to be offered mainly foreign-made school supplies. Now that changes are happening in the United States, it is very important to look closely at labels, especially since more American made items are being mixed in with the foreign made products.

Since America’s Independence in 1776, school supplies were widely made in the United States. In the past 25 years, the supply of American made items has continued to drop as merchandisers and investors manufactured items overseas where they could realize more profit for themselves, while charging the same price as if the items were made in America by American workers.

Today, with reduced federal taxes on businesses and reduced regulations, more businesses must be encouraged to make not only school supplies, but every product used by the American people.

YES, we live in a global economy, but there is no reason not to have a balance between foreign and American made products everywhere we shop. Until we reach that balance, you are urged to look at labels and support American made because you know the products you are purchasing are benefiting American workers and the businesses that employ them.

Thanks for spreading the word and for sharing the Buy American Made Campaign message with your family members and friends.

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