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This is way overdue....in 1965 when I left army active duty, manufactured goods were over half our economy. As of 2008 it was 9%. Orvis, an upscale LL Bean, offers American made menswear--expensive, of course. Years ago Wal Mart featured an American flag on most of their stuff.
I once got sick on Tillapia that was farm raised in China. I called the FDA and got quite an earful. Food from America has to conform to regulations. Food from abroad does not. However, the agent said, these imports are tested and have to conform to our safety standards. BUT ONLY 2% OF IMPORTED FOODS ARE TESTED! I now buy on wild American fish and happily pay a little extra for it.
If business men and women were really smart, they would stop complaining about regulations. They would brag that their products conform to regulations and are therefore safer. There is a market out there for safer products not just in this country, but in other countries as well. Even the Chinese who can afford it want to pay more for a safer product.
Its about time!! I will certainly buy products made here in the USA!!!
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