MADE in AMERICA

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    Excellent story, Pale. I saw one of those stories on ABC.

    I would like to see a standardized label on everything that is made in America like this one:


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    It would certainly make shopping for American made products A LOT easier.
     
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    And that's how American business will drive us out of this mess. Not the government, they just need to get out of the way.

    Buy American, save America. Not rocket science.
     
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    You are correct. People should take a tiny fraction of their time and make a small effort to try and buy American made products. Just a small amount of people doing so would make an immense difference in our economy.

    I do.
     
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    I hate going into Walmart near the 4th of July, and I want to buy a small American flag for my kids to bring to the parade...and the flags are made in China.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think people are starting to wake up to the fact that we've sold out much of our jobs and industry to China. Our government played a big role in that and could help considerably to turn that around. But ultimately, it will be the people that finally start to look at the "made in" label on something and refuse to buy it if it says "made in China." I'll go out of my way to find what I want "made in America," and price usually doesn't matter. I bought a snow blower this year, an Ariens, made right here in Wisconsin. Sure it was more than the made in China garbage sold at walmart or where ever, but I bought not only made in America, I bought local as well to help with my local economy. We need to all do that.
     
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    I agree, we do it all the time :)
     
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    I have a shop on a site for Handmade Crafts.....I crochet....and this past November I opened my shop....

    I make all my things out of Cotton, and I only buy USA COTTON....just recently Canada bought the USA yarn company out.... this is the 2nd time in 30 years that they bought this company out....but the USA company came back after the buy out and opened another USA cotton yarn company....

    I am just hoping that this company that was bought out will start another one again....but so far, no signs of it.

    I advertise that each product is handmade in Maine, USA and that I use 100% USA cotton and I only sell to USA customers, not international...mainly due to the complicated shipping on them though....

    anyway, when the USA cotton company was going out of business, I bought all the yarn that i could afford to buy from them so that I can continue to say, hand made in the USA with USA grown cotton....

    On some of the yarn that the Canadian company is now selling does say the cotton is GROWN in the USA, but it does not say that it is manufactured in the usa...

    I just don't know what I am going to do if I can not find more USA cotton yarn.... :(
     
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    It is hard to purchase American when the bottom line is reached because we pay even our illegals so much more than in those other arenas. Much of the world's yarn is now produced/manufactured in India, Turkey, Pakistan, etc.

    America needs to revamp productions on many fronts.
     
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    Thank you, great story.
     

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