Buy American

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by captkenroy, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. captkenroy

    captkenroy Well-Known Member

    Good idea . . . one light bulb at a time . . . .

    Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking..

    In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!

    My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything .

    This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value. " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.

    So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.

    So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets. . . yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

    My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

    If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

    (We should have awakened a decade ago . . . . . . )

    A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind . . .
    Let's get with the program . . . Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.
  2. Flyline

    Flyline Won "Do More With Less" Award!

    Thanks for this thread! I haven't though about this. Now I'm telling my wife to start buying products labeled MADE IN USA. That'll help to get the economy back on track and help Jobs grows back to normal.

  3. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Start with beer  ;D

    Go with what is made in America and is American owned.





    Anheuser-Busch  is not American anymore  :mad:

  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    You're spot on with this. We certainly have NAFTA to thank for the Mexican explosion.

    Food for thought...over 70% of everything on the shelves at Wally World is from China and over 80% of their suppliers are from China.

    ACE - The saving place!
  5. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more. Personally I just don't get the whole China thing. Every time you turn around, they're either putting poisonous filler in the pet food we buy from them, or the baby formula, or the drywall.

    If I was selling something CHEAP and said to you "hey there's a chance if you buy mine you'll die", would you buy it to save a few bucks??

    H*LL NO you wouldn't!!

    If this country paid people, OUR PEOPLE, more to manufacture a product, but had to sell it for $1 more, it would all come back in the end. Those people would have more $$ to spend and could afford the extra $1 (or whatever it would cost). I just don't get it.

    Plus, all the $$ they save by sending things overseas don't get trickled down to lower the cost of the item, it goes up the pyramid to the select few that get a $50 million bonus.

    Make things fair across the board, get rid of the greedy, the illegals, the imported cheap items and things will iron themselves out here at home.

    It's got to start somewhere.

  6. Flyline

    Flyline Won "Do More With Less" Award!


    Don't buy meats (bad grade), walmart food brand (nasty rats poo on the cans imported shipped), Roy's Dog food (made from spoiled Rats) and ATTWOOD marine supply has some bad chemical reaction. supply......Walmart has some horror stories from them.

    I'm sticking with Publix, West Marine, ACE hardware, any USA made stores.
  7. Big_Fish

    Big_Fish Well-Known Member

    you should not use dryer sheets they coat the belt in your dryer causing it to dry rot use fab softener in wash!