Monday, September 19, 2011

We are our own worst enemies!

Recently in the news Postal workers nationwide are being told they might be laid off. Many Postal Facilities will be closing and mail delivery will no longer be done on Saturdays. I've heard that there could be up to 35,000 layoffs. (Don't quote me though) That's means thousands more in the unemployment lines across the US.
 Hello! This is our fault! What with internet and Facebook and emails we no longer sit down and write a letter or send a card. We pay 90% of our bills online. We do our banking online.

We expect higher wages and yet we want to shop at Walmart and the 99 cent stores. We don't want to pay higher prices and we purchase items that are made in China! Many manufacturers are moving to other countries so they don't have to pay higher wages and taxes.

Somewhere, somehow we need to take a stand!

First step is to read the labels and find out where your merchandise is made. If it isn't made in America don't buy it. I know this is hard to do, but at least try and Second....Send a card to a friend a family member just to say Hi.


Intricate Knot said...

Right on! I won't shop at Walmart,try to purchase goods only made in American, and as often as possible support local business. Each person doing these small things will add to big differences.

Written Words said...

A country that outsources all of its manufacturing to the lowest cost areas cannot sustain an economy that produces only consumers.
There is only one world. You may think you're buying an "American" product, but the truth is, there is no one country of origin for anything anymore. Your car that was assembled in the US has hundreds of parts manufactured or assembled in dozens of countries, and their constituent parts come from even more places.
The only solution is for all people, everywhere, to have comparable wages, working conditions and standards of living.