Okay - I'm going to talk about American - made in the USA items today. My friend Angela and I talk about this. She tries to buy all American made and I'm going to start making a concerted effect to do this myself.
I checked this on Snopes - and it is not false or true - it is undetermined.
To me - it doesn't matter - WHY you ask - because it is a GREAT idea!
Now I did look up if Diane Sawyer had anything to do with this - and yes - she does - she made a challenge for us to start buying American Products - http://blogs.abcnews.com/pressroom/2011/02/world-news-with-diane-sawyer-launches-made-in-america-challenge.html
Here's the forward:
"Did y’all see that Diane Sawyer had a special report? They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family's home that were not made in the USA.
There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items - USA made - being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc.
It was interesting that Diane said that if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!
I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART AND ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID 'FROM CHINA’.
FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA'.
I WAS SHOCKED SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I COULD BUT THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE SINCE IT'S FROM CALIFORNIA.
Do we think about is the the Chinese, knowingly or intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets?
70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC'(and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!
Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on May 1st and continue it until June 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and
lawlessness were worth it. " end of forward. . .
I don't know if May is the month people are doing it or not - but I am going to do this - like forever - I won't end it May 31st. The question for me is - IF I CAN'T FIND AMERICAN MADE - what will I do? Will I go without the product?
So what do you think about this and what are you going to do. And you can be honest - no blame or shame on this blog.
"The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can't congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning."– Gail Godwin
I yearn for a better economy in America and I feel that this is a forward motion...