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One Lightbulb at a time!


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

"PAY ATTENTION FOLKS."...IT IS YOUR BUSINESS!!!!!!

Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half the price that you
will pay on the outside and they are made in the U.S.A.

Read and do the following.

Unfortunately, our politicians and top CEO's have pushed for trade to
china and mexico for years so
Americans are now out of work.

Did you know that there is no electric coffee maker made in the US,
and that the only kitchen appliances made in the US is Viking?

This information came from a report made by Diane Sawyer. Hopefully
this has changed or will soon!!

I DIDN'T KNOW HALLMARK CARDS WERE MADE IN CHINA ! That is also why I
don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in China and are
more expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in
USA

I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen
Aid is MADE IN the US. Top of my list already...

Yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some
made in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the
lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and
they had some at $2.50 made in USA . They are just as good. Same as a
kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA
- what a concept! and they were $3.00 cheaper.

We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from
China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.

One Light Bulb at a Time..

I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked 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, people . . ...In our current economic situation, every
little thing we buy or do affects someone else most often, their
job.

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is now
marked "made in Mexico ." I don't buy it anymore.

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 60W 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 them: they were
the same except for the price . . .the GE bulbs cost more than the
Everyday Value brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was
that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in -
you guessed it - a company in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

It's way past time to start finding and buying products you use every
day that are made right here.

So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... yep, you guessed it,
Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand
cost less, and was MADE IN THE USA. Did laundry yesterday and the
dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for
years, 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 neighbor's!

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 - you're sending the jobs there.
(We should have awakened a decade ago....)

Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their
jobs and create more jobs here in the USA. Support the products that
are " Made in the USA "

I passed this on .. .. . will you???

A friend sent this to me, I don't know it's origin, but it sounds like a good idea to me.


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DR8561 8/6/2012 11:10AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/6/2012 10:09AM

    Wow. Interesting stuff. Thanks.

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HAPPYONE331 8/2/2012 8:32PM

    I have a habit of checking out where things are made at work. Catheters, drinking straws, yes, even bedpans. You guessed it. China!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/1/2012 10:44PM

    It is sad that so many companies have left the USA. I agree with you, and I buy American products. I saw a CEO from a top Co. on the news, and he said one reason companies are going out of our country is because "China makes it so much easier to do business". That is so sad, that our own country makes it so hard. Here in Calif., you wouldn't believe how hard it is to run a business. My Hubby knows a guy that had a business in So. Calif., and every month someone from the state, or city, would come in saying they will have to pay more for new regulations, and new ordinances. He finally just folded. Felt it wasn't worth the trouble.

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ALESHAWALKER 8/1/2012 4:02PM

    LOVED that.... I hope things change soon

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