MADE IN THE U.S.A. You betcha! Great post from Marte about a "little" thing that we all should be doing, helping to put more Americans back to work. SHOP MORE FOR MADE IN THE USA. No, we do not need as much "stuff", that is true. We need to shop for more products Made In The USA and get by with less. It would help the environment too because then if we didnt have so much "stuff" there would not be so much to throw away and keep filling landfill after landfill. Great post Marte! Thanks.
This morning, while responding to comments on my blog post about the frustration of dealing with computer techs in India, something occurred to me.
I'm sure it's politically incorrect, but I'll say it anyway.
Why are we all just "going along with it" when the quality of our goods and services keeps falling due to outsourcing? Why are we still supporting companies who are taking U.S. consumer's dollars to hire overseas workers while U.S. workers search in vain for employment?
Why don't we all seek out companies that hire only U.S. employees and sell only U.S. made products - and encourage them to advertise the fact?
If we could easily recognize those companies, I think a whole lot of us would make it a point to do business with them exclusively. I'm feeling annyed with myself for purchasing an HP computer - because when I looked at the tag I saw it was made in China. And when I called tech support, I got India.
This is no help to the U.S. economy.
Why don't we quit filling our homes with cheap "junk" from overseas and instead pay a little more to buy products made here at home? Do we really need such a volume of "stuff" that we have to go for the lowest prices?
Of course - being made with cheap overseas labor doesn't always result in low prices. The expensive athletic shoes your kids want are made in China too. So are some darned high priced jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, etc.
I'm going to start looking for those companies that use only U.S. employees - and keeping a list. And any time I get a chance to give them a plug, I'll do it. (If you know of any, please let me know.)
Maybe I should also start advertising that every bit of marketing copy produced by Copy by Marte is "Made in the U.S. A." (Sounds silly, but some ad agencies do outsource.)
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