YOUR LETTERS: Buy American-made first!


(EDITOR’S NOTE: Several years ago, ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer did a special report on the contents of an American home not made in America. This post circulated on Facebook recently from a viewer who recently saw the report.)

Diane Sawyer’s special report was very good. They removed ALL items from a typical, middle-class family’s home that were NOT made in the USA.

There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items, USA made, being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price, etc.

It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA-made items for one year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs.

When buying food … often on the label it will say MADE IN CHINA or PRC. For example, “Our Family” brand of mandarin oranges says on the label “Made In China.”

I was shocked. For a few more cents I could buy the Liberty Gold brand or the Dole brand made in California.

Look on the bottom of every product you buy and if it says ‘Made in China’ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product.

Think about this: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that’s a billion-dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor, fast!

Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this NOW.

Send this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are Americans, and nobody can take us for granted.

We can live without cheap Chinese goods in our lives. Buy American-made first!

Alexandria, La.


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