Should US Buy US Made Products?
"Hi! I rarely forward "earnest messages," but this one seems worth some consideration. So, I am sending it to you.
Let's support our country in every way possible.
ONE LIGHTBULB AT A TIME !A high school physics teacher once told his 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, please read the following:In our current economic situation, everything we buy affects someone 's job and whether or not he/she can keep it. By buying American we can together support the U.S. and its workforce -- and as a result our national economy in general. Here's some interesting information regarding U.S.-made products.
I was in Lowes the other day looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico. Now I do not buy it. 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 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. Right next to the GE light bulb brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value". I picked up both types of bulbs and compared them. 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 the USA in a company in Cleveland. So on to another aisle - dryer sheets. Bounce, made in Canada, costs more than the Everyday Value brand, which is U.S made. I did laundry yesterday and the Every Day dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce I have been using for years-- and at almost half the price!
Our common impression that foreign made products are always cheaper is apparently not always true.
Please start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things.
And, if you agree with this concept, please pass this on to others so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Like the grasshopper example, our combined efforts may help lots of Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the States! The website below contains a list of U.S. made items by category.
MOLLY BARROW, PH.D.http://www.DrMollyBarrow.comhttp://www.maliaandteacup.com http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-dr-molly-barrow-show/Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is the author of Matchlines for Singles, Matchline for Couples, and Malia and Teacup: Awesome African Adventure and Malia and Teacup: Out on a Limb. As an authority on relationship and psychological topics,Dr. Barrow is a member of the American Psychological Association, Screen Actors Guild, and Authors Guild and is a licensed mental health counselor. Dr. Molly has appeared as an expert in the film, My Suicide, documentaries Ready to Explode and KTLA Impact, NBC news, PBS In Focus, WBZT talk radio, and in O Magazine, Psychology Today, Newsday, New York Times, CNN, The Nest, MSN.com, Yahoo, Match.com, Women's Health, Harvard Business School, Women's World, has a radio show on blogtalkradio.com and is a columnist for Menstuff.org.