From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, September 17, 2011

50% American Made Would Really Help

As we continue to discuss ways to restore America's economy, I ask that you consider how much better America's economy would be if 50% of the items presently being sold in U.S. Stores were once again made in the U.S.A. It would help fill our empty manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centers and create more jobs and additional skills for American workers.

In the last few weeks as I attended festivals and special events, people stopped to offer me their opinions. Some hear my commentaries on the radio, read the commentaries in publications or on the front page of A growing number of people are pleased that efforts are being made to change the difficult employment situation in America.

In conversations with parents they tell me American made school supplies were still hard to find, and that fall season shirts, jackets, pants and footwear were mainly foreign made. The question is, why, why, why is such a large percentage of the products we use on a day-to day basis manufactured overseas and not in America?

50% Made in the USA Would Help!
Now that more people are asking questions and looking for solutions, we must all stay united and work toward a 50% balance of everything possible with a made in the U.S.A. label. With an increase of just 50% we could restore 15 million private sector jobs and be a force in the recovery of employment opportunities in the U.S.A. The concept of the Buy American Made Campaign is very basic, but the possibilities are endless! Spread the word. America needs us!

We are presently in the process of a few new efforts to expand the Buy American Made Campaign. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, keep discussing your concerns and ideas with those close to you and urge them to spend their dollars wisely by seeking out, speaking up and spending their dollars on the products they need that are made in the U.S.A. With that message on the minds of more people, we can move America's economy forward and be able to keep and expand new job opportunities for American workers.

This is Michael Blichasz. Your comments and suggestions are an important part of this effort. Contact me from the email link located on the front page of