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MY sister emailed this to me and I thought what a great idea...I don’t mean to offend anyone either.

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This may seem like a funny email but I was so surprised by what I discovered  I had to share it with you.  When I think of the job situation in this country I can’t help but think this helps in some small way.
I don’t know how many households there are in the US but if these were the only things we bought think of the impact....
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W 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 ... So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that a re made right here - from a company in Cleveland OH ! So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....yep you guessed it Bounce was more money and 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!
So 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 happy  !  Besides you might save a little green in the process.
Stop buying the crap from China people.......... We should have woke up a decade ago......  Lets get with the program.... Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here.



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • You know I grew up in a household that tried REALLY hard to only buy items made in the USA.  You know how hard that was back in the 60-70’s.  It is 100 times harder.  I could not buy anything for my father as a gift unless it was made in the USA and then had to be UNION made!!!! EVEN HARDER! We never had a foreign car. But my father had these values and I respected them.  Unfortunately, I have slipped into buying and not looking..but I am trying harder to really look at the labels.  We have to for our own livelihoods.  It may cost more...but we need to do this.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • When I was younger I didn’t give it much thought or care. But now that I am older I am more conscious and I try to make better decisions with regards to how it impacts my life and others. I know I should be more ‘green’ but all things begin with just 1 step.



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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Buying American and local goes for food too.  Watch your produce, it’s all labeled where it comes from.  

      This weekend I found the cutest top in a dress shop and it would have looked SO good on me, but it was made in China, so I left it on the hanger.



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Good for you tulip.  I know my closet is filled with foreign made stuff...first..I am not buying anything right now (I really don’t need anything!) and secondly...I will be looking at the labels on future products.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • the crap from China people..... ug oh, no one will do business with me.tongue outfrown



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Oh no CD!!!!! I meant no disrespect at all......



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • CD..has nothing to do with the quality...it has to do with keeping our money and our jobs in the USA.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • This is a great post thanks for the heads up I will definitely keep this in the front of my mind when shopping to look at where the product is made if not in the good ole USA oh well!



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • CD...call me in the dark..but what do you sell?  I’m lost!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Thank you.  

      I am torn in this.  I know in China, the working class is in need of money to support their family.  Some of them run their home business as home, day and night, in poor environment.  Those who work in factories have no breaks, being watched by foremen, no benefits, etc.  They work very hard just to get a few pennies.

      I am also an American, so I can understand to buy America to support our country.

      I have much thinking to do.  Love you all.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • I am not opposed to buying foreign goods. What my concern is that we buy so many foreign goods that we eliminate jobs here. And as we all are experiencing the economy together we all need to just take action on 1 thing. It will make a difference.



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • CD...I can understand how you are torn. We mean no disrespect to your country or their people.



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      Maryem wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Yessirr! I’ve been trying to stick to this for years. I remember my great aunts going to certain stores to buy American when I was younger. Now that old ad song is in my head, remember..“look for the union label, when you are buying a coat, dress, or blouse. Remember somewhere someone is sewing... Can’t remember the restestatic



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • O, don’t worry.  I am good.  I am just rambling.  Like how America outsourced to Indian.  I did not like it for I could not understand their accents.  You know what I mean?  Don’t need to apologize to me.. no needs.  I am good.



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      Almostfive0 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Thanks for the post Vikki and for reminding us that there is nothing wrong with looking after oneself.
      We can still be globally aware and take care of our own at the same time.
      We all have to do what we can to get our country back to being economically sound and that means focusing more on us at the moment.
      I believe in the power of people and know that it takes all of us pulling together each in our own way to get us through these challenging times.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • This one’s near and dear to my heart! I buy in my local community first, then U.S. made second then somewhere else only when I have to.

      There’s a show on one of the cable networks called “Made in America with John Ratsenberger” Remember him as Cliff from the show Cheers?

      It’s a great show and really features all the wonderful things that are still manufactured right here.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • I have been thinking about this question.  It is back to Economics 101 which I gave them all back to my teachers.  I sort of remember international trades, import and export and budget balance.  Our nation is still strong in technology, innovations like we are the head, the 3rd world countries are the limbs.  We can benefit from each others - I am guessing.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Usually getting mad brings about change sooooo go ahead and get mad! I’m with you about things in Mexico and China and working conditions.
      We need change big time!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Remember, I was born in Hong Kong and at that time, it was a British Colony.  I have a more western thinking and education background.  Not until 1997, the lease was up and British had to turn HK back to China.  So now, HK is Hong Kong, China.  

      Honestly, I am sometimes mad at China.  They massively ship their people to US to learn about technology or anything in business, etc.  Then some stay and some go back.  China thinks if they can even get 1/3 back to their country and starts implementing the knowledge, they will still be better off.  So they are stealing and sort of like a thief.  

      That I think US needs to look into that more.  I talked to my friends 10 years ago, commenting “we’d better watch out for the Red Dragon.” and how I got an insight then.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • bfly I love the scripture



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      Linni wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • thank you for the post Vikki! boy, i remember growing up... it was ALL about buying AMERICAN, and it had to be UNION too..my daddy worked at Ford Motor Company..

      Like most folks, i have gotten away from looking at the labels most of the time.. and its been a change i am making, and have been for sometime..

      its sad when you go into a store, and everything sold is from other Countries, and our folks here are losing jobs!
      its time to TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK! get our jobs back, get things made here again...



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • LInni, my dad worked for GM and was a local union president for years.  He would be so sad to see the state of affairs that the US auto industry is seeing now.  I am sure he would definately have an opinion if he were still living.  He was very passionate about what he believed in.



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      Linda Hendricks wrote May 14, 2009
    • Given the choice... we are a buy American household... but you are right it can be difficult



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