It is no secret that Americas economy is in the dump, when you watch the news both the Republicans and the Democrats harp about how the countries economy is their priority. It is interesting to see the President speak about jobs and how important it is to get Americans back to work when the answer is really very simple “Buy American made products”. you will not hear them suggest that because, doing so would hurt the worlds economy, but if you ask an American that is out of work and about to loose their home, do they care about another countries economy? They will probably say no. Let us examine how we can make Americas economy strong again.
No matter what store you go to it is becoming hard to find American made products, Even stores like Wal-mart who used to boast about selling American made products are selling foreign made items, everything from clothing to food is purchased from another country. Now let me ask you are we helping our economy or hurting our economy? The answer, I believe, is that we are harming our economy by buying products that are not made in America.
It is also important to understand the difference between doing business with an American company and doing business with a company that makes its products in America. An American company does help the economy in the fact that it employs American workers, but often times that is as far as it goes, because, their products are made in another country, so that they can save money. The companies that I am referring to, not only reside in America, but they make their products in America, and it also employs American workers providing jobs for American people, that is true stimulus for our economy.
As I said earlier it is becoming harder to find stores that sell products made in America, and when you do they are usually more expensive than buying something that has been made in another country. If you feel strongly about this it may even be necessary to buy many of your products on-line, at least at first because eventually businesses will get the point that we want American made products. Some times it is difficult to know who is making their products in America, a great place to start is www.americansworking.com
Before I started in Law Enforcement I worked in manufacturing for 15 years, in that time I saw more and more product being sent over seas so that companies could save money. From a business prospective I can understand, but as a consumer why would we want to stimulate another countries economy when we could stimulate our own economy. In today’s world sometimes we do not have the choice to buy American made products, but when we do we should support our own country. If we do that we won’t need anymore useless spending bills.