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This was passed on by a friend. Good advice...

ONE Light Bulb at a Time?

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, but billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following.

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 Informally 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 company in Cleveland,Ohio.

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!

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 Iowas 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.

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.

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 maybe your own or your neighbors!

(We should have awakened a decade a go.)

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!

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 ??????

 

 

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Thanks, Michael, for story, and keeping the mantra in our day-to-day lives. "Buy American" should be engrained in all of us by now. In my lifetime, I've witnessed the devastation of the middle class. Especially here in Michigan. I won't condemn those who have been put in the position that the only thing they can afford is foreign made. But I also encourage every one of us to keep an eye out for who gets our money. Keep as much of it here as possible! We can't trust our government to look out for our best interest. We have to start helping ourselves at a grass roots level. Be one of the grasshoppers that derails the greed train. I'll get off the soap box now. But hey... Buy American!

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I use a similar mantra, I always buy locally. Stay away from the "name brand" or "big box" stores. Buy from local merchants, it may be a bit more expensive, and without the broadest of choices, but it keeps money in your city or town instead of sending it off to "corporate headquarters". Keep your neighbors working.

 

I want to thank you Michael, it is so important that we be aware of where the products that we use daily are produced...Keep America Working!!!

 

j.b.

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