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I received an E-Mail from My Uncle
Uncle Chuck Writes:
"The products that I use for the health and welfare of myself and to keep all the poisons out of the house are manufactured in the USA and will never be manufacured anywhere else."
Now, I am probably one of the most tolerant people you will ever meet. That said, this will be the one Hub that makes or breaks our relationship. I have grown to care for you all, and you probably aren't going to like this tirade.
I want the world to be a better place and I believe that intolerance is probably the culprit in a lot of things. I am not a prejudiced person, and will be the first to tell you that the American Indian was here first, our ancestors stole their land or tricked them out of it. Mexicans are Indians too. I believe in immigration. Our country is made up of all the peoples of the world. That is what once made this country great.
I love the sounds of the various accents as people from all over the world try to communicate with one another. So when people talk about our jobs being "stolen" I bite my tongue rather than argue.
Just because someone speaks with an accent does not mean they are not a citizen of the United States of America, with all of the rights there involved.
We are so busy, as a whole, trying to place the blame for a floundering economy, that the simplest solution evades us. Yes Blame Obama... Please. This was a problem long before he went into office. Oh Sarah, now she could have fixed everything? Yeah, and I've got a beautiful piece of waterfront property you might just want to see. I'll sell it to ya real cheap too.
The e-mail below I received from my Uncle in West (by God) Virginia. It has a simpler solution than impeaching Obama, waiting four years for Sarah, or sending everyone with an accent back to the country of origin.
This is the E-Mail is From My Uncle
The body of the e-mail can be found in PDF format at the site listed below. I do not know the original author of this e-mail. I had copied it here but because it has been posted elsewhere this site has restrictions that preclude me from leaving this hub as it was.
The gist of the e-mail is the same thing I have been saying all along. If you try and get multi-million dollar companies to return to the USA, they are making too much money now to even listen. However, if you try buying only goods manufactured in the USA, well then they have to sit up and take notice.
I went to the store with my son after reading this. We changed our brands of toothpaste, dryer sheets, paper towels and toilet paper due to the fact that what we were buying was made in other countries. Along with that is the implication that in some countries these companies employ child labor. That is how they make it cheaper, and make a larger profit even after shipping it back to the USA. Aside from the shipping, imagine the use of natural resources it takes to get all of it back over here. I am no mathematician, but I saved money by changing brands. I guess that sums it up. They said it was good foreign trade policy, well... It was just bad economics.
In my search I found an article regarding GE and their outsourcing. You can read that here.
That being said
So at the bottom of the e-mail it asks me to pass it on. I have done my part, passing it on to all of you. Will you do your part? Will you pass it on too?
I have faith that it is easier to fight over any issue, than to take one step in retreat. So fight all you want, It's your right to your opinion. But while you're fighting, make sure your household products are made here in the USA... Otherwise you have nothing to fight for.
I remember the commercial, look for the Union Label... Do you?
Still? It's been going on a Long Time
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