From the Desk of

Michael Blichasz

Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
1540 AM Radio WNWR • Philadelphia, PA

Commentary from Saturday, September 26, 2009

You Are Making A Difference!

The fact that more and more people are speaking up about the imbalance of American made and foreign made products available in stores where you shop is having a positive effect. Store owners, sales clerks and cashiers are hearing from the right people, you, the customers. As you can understand, no business person wants to hear complaints from customers, or consider that customers will shop elsewhere for American made products, so it’s in their best interest to offer a balance of domestic and imported products for you to purchase. If the stores where you shop have a fair balance of American made and imported products, I urge you to go out of your way to support those businesses, and let the store’s personnel know why you are shopping there. The long-term goal of the Buy American Made Campaign is to keep Americans at work filling orders to meet the demands of customers.

From the responses I have received to my commentaries, people feel foreign workers and businesses are profiting from their sales in America, while a growing number of American workers continue to suffer from unemployment. Many people feel that America has been too concerned about the needs of the world for years and now it’s time to be more concerned about the needs of the American people. In order to create a more reasonable balance, we have to unite behind all products made in America. By doing so we can increase manufacturing jobs in the U.S.A. and insure a better representation of all types of employment opportunities for American workers. If we all unite behind the Buy American Made Campaign, more companies will consider opening manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to accommodate the needs and demand of customers. However, all of this is going to be possible only if you continue to speak up at the cash register as you make your feelings known through your purchases.

This is Michael Blichasz, and as always, I appreciate hearing from you. I welcome your comments and suggestions and ask that you spread the word to your family and friends. You can email me from my Internet site at: or log on to:

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