Shop Local and Buy “Local”

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 appliance made in the US is Viking?

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

Hallmark cards – many are 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 found some made in the USA – and they were $3.00 cheaper.

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

Hose attachments at Lowe’s were all made in China. Ace Hardware – the hose attachments there were made in USA.

Start looking, in our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – most often, their job.

Some Hershey’s candy is now marked “made in Mexico”.

Colgate toothpaste is made in Mexico – make the switch to Crest.

GE light bulbs – made in Mexico. Store brand – made in the US (Cleveland, OH) and cheaper!

We should read the labels on everything.

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

We’ve talked about “shopping local” and now we need to step it up and start buying “local” as in “MADE IN THE (good ole) U S A”.