Sunday, January 17, 2010

Let's buy American

My sister emailed me this and it's well worth taking a little extra time to look.....

A physics teacher in high school, once told the 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, read the

following, obviously written by a good American ..

Good idea .. . . one light bulb at a time . . . .

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowes the

other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at

the hose

attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was

in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the

hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking ..

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do

affects someone else - even their job . So, after reading this email,


think this lady is on the right track . Let's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it

is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

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. 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 in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day

that are made right here ..

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets . .. . yep, you

guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is 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!

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! Stop

buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade

ago .. . .. . . . )

Let's get with the program . . . .. help our fellow Americans

keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U. S. A..

I Passed this on ........ will you?? Nothing can change

what makes you special.