Helping the American economy by buying American
EDIT ADD IN: Petition for America
Our government has had multiple years to address our "fiscal cliff" issues and it has had a hard time working together to resolve our problems. We've been fighting high unemployment rates for years. We’ve sent over 4 million jobs overseas since 2001. And with lost jobs comes lost tax revenue. As citizens we shouldn’t feel like there is nothing we can do to stem the tide.
In his re-election speech Obama said "America's never been about what can be done for us. It's about what can be done by us...." The quote was Obama's version of a popular JFK quote, "ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country." We can make a difference. We can help the American economy by buying American made products from American companies when possible. The average American spends $700 on holiday gifts and goodies, totaling more than $465 billion. If that money was spent entirely on US made products it would create 4.6 million jobs. If every American spent $64 on American made goods during holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 jobs.
I’m suggesting that buying American when possible is a rational response to some of our economic woes, and this page seeks to make that task easier for you. I understand there are some objections to this concept, some of them have merit, but I contend it will help more than it will hurt if Americans spend just a little more on products made in the USA. This is the discussion thread for the Buy American page.
Please feel free to list your favorite American companies in this thread. The following companies are owned and manufactured in The United States of America:
Our Own Candle Company
Our Own Candle Company
Crayola is based in Pennsylvania and makes most of their products in America
Cherubs Blanket of Vermont has organic items for babies made in Vermont
Green Toys are 100% recycled plastic and made in America
Rada Cutlery is 100% American made in Waverly Iowa
Mountain Laurel Mercantile based in Pennsylvania has manufacturing in Vermont and offers table linens, cutlery, utensils, pewter, sleepwear, footwear, even office supplies!
Bullet Blues manufactures clothing and jeans in the USA
Bamboosa makes lap logs to assist in tablet viewing
Tough Traveler Bags...
Tough Traveler bags and luggage packs
Fenton Art Glass...
Fenton Art Glass Compnay ranks among the world's foremost producers of handmade art glass.
Besheer Art Tile
Besheer Art Tile made using hand painted raised porcelain enamels
Wigwam Socks are great in cold weather.
Channel Craft toys and games are 100% American made down to the packaging they come in!
The Poof Slinky company invented the Slinky and has tons of American made toys!
Deep River Snacks:
Deep River Snacks Popcorn and Chips
Leatherman Utility tools are Americas Army Knife!
Bully Tools produces a long list of handled tools like garden tools, farm tools, shingle removers, floor scrapers, forestry and other specialty tools
Channellock hand tools make wrenches and pliers in America
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