A physics teacher in high school, oncetold the students that while onegrasshopper on the railroad trackswouldn't slow a train very much, but abillion of them would. With that thoughtin mind, read the following.
This past weekend I was at Kroger. Ineeded 60 W light bulbs and Bouncedryer sheets. I was in the light bulbaisle, and right next to the GE brand Inormally buy was an off-brand labeled,"Everyday Value" I picked up bothtypes of bulbs and compared the stats -they were the same except for the price.The GE bulbs were more money thanthe Everyday Value brand but the thingthat surprised me the most was the factthat GE was made in MEXICO and theEveryday Value brand was made in - getready for this - the USA in company inCleveland, Ohio.
So on to another aisle - Bounce DryerSheets ..... Yep, you guessed it, bouncecost more money and is made in
. The Everyday Value brand was Canadaless money and MADE IN THE ! I USAdid laundry yesterday and the dryersheets performed just like the BounceFree I have been using for years and atalmost half the price!
I was in Lowes the other day for somereason and just for the heck of it I waslooking at the hose attachments. Theywere all made in
. The next day I Chinawas in Ace Hardware and just for theheck of it, I checked the hoseattachments there. They were made in . Start looking. USAIn our current economic situation, everylittle thing we buy or do affects someoneelse -- even their job.
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. Inoticed, though, that it is marked made in
I do not buy it any more.My favorite toothpaste Colgate is madein
... Now I have switched to MexicoCrest. You have to read the labels oneverything.My challenge to you is to start reading thelabels when you shop for everyday thingsand see what you can find that is made inthe the job you save may be your own USA-or your neighbors!(We should have awakened a decadeago.)
If you accept the challenge, pass thison to others in your address book sowe can all start buying American, onelight bulb at a time! Stop buying fromoverseas companies!
Let's get with the program. Help ourfellow Americans keep their jobs andcreate more jobs here in the
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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