Monday, January 24, 2011

Made in America

I got this VIA Email...But its Important and I dont want to loose it!

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Subject: Made in USA
 A must read....reBuying 'made in USA'
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 Lowe's 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. (note here: earlier this week, RZ was in Lowes looking for a sprinkler head. Looked at RainBird and Looked at Orbits. RainBird is made in Mexico; Orbits in the USA . Orbits purchased!!)
 In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job . So, after reading this email, I 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.

have passed this on. Will you?

Patriotic Muffin


  1. Living in a rural community means buying locally for me. I want my tax dollars to stay in town even if it means I may have to spend a few extra bucks. Now I'm going to have to look at labels too. But this is right on point-and very sad that our companies have moved overseas because it cost's them less. And people wonder what's wrong with this country!

  2. Girl was Raised Union Married into IBEW and breath Buy American as much as possible! Right On!

    I now have to be funny!....I just won the LOL award! Thanks Trash!

  3. Thanks-this is some great stuff.
    But, I am a tad ferklempft. Hershey is less than two hours from me. I have half a mind (not much more than that) to march down (or drive) there to demand what it is they are making in their factory.
    I think I'll wait until the amusement park opens, though. They have some bitchin' roller coasters.

  4. This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that before?" posts. Sometimes we don't really think about these things and realize how little it takes to accomplish a lot. Just don't ask me to choose between plain vanilla and French vanilla. I gotta draw the line somewhere!

  5. Al the same thought went through my head....Im gonna read the wrapper before I buy mine with Almonds!

    Loum! Yeah Huh! Im with ya! Love me them there French Fried Taters too!

  6. In fact, the next time I'm at the supermarket, I'm gonna check out the wrappers of all the Hershey products to see where they're made. I can just hear it now, "Security! Creepy old guy fondling Twizzlers and Mr. Goodbars in the Candy section. Aisle 6, stat!"
    I'll be back with my findings.

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