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Updated on December 20, 2010
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Tiana B.     The lone made in America brand
Tiana B. The lone made in America brand
made in America? don't think so
made in America? don't think so
shoppers walking the mall
shoppers walking the mall
which one do I like?
which one do I like?

Where are the American made products?

For months I have been on a mission trying to finds products made in America. This is proving to be as futile as finding oil in my backyard.

After walking the malls I have not been able to find any thing made in America.

I had not been aware it was this bad until my relatives asked me why is it all the stuff I sent to them are made everywhere around the world except in America.

As a consumer I would like to know I have a choice in what I decide to buy and not have it forced upon me. I want to have the option to buy or not to buy. With the market being flooded with foreign made goods only, there is clearly no way I have that choice.

Their argument is that by outsourcing they are making these products cheaper for the consumer. Who are they fooling? How do they expect the consumers to be able to purchase these goods when they have outsourced all their jobs.

If the economy is not doing well because of the loss of jobs, then consumers will only be buying necessity which will have an opposite effect to what the greedy companies want, but they still haven't gotten this in their greedy heads as yet.

Even the big brand names have all their clothes and other products made outside of America. The quality is the same as the no name brands, so what's their excuse?

Why should I help to make them richer while they are working so hard to bring down the American economy with their greed.

I am not saying that they should not outsource at all but it seems they have outsourced all the manufacturing jobs. It seems there is absolutely nothing that's made in America any more. I'm all for international trade but not at the cost of the American workers and thus the American economy just to satisify the greed of Corporate America.

Maybe when consumers start to take things into their own hands by boycotting these products then maybe they will get the message. Change usually doesn't come from the top but from the bottom. Therefore consumers cannot sit and wait on them to make changes because they won't. All they see is their profit, it doesn't matter where it comes from, if they have to take down the American economy in the process it really doesn't matter.

America is a country of immigrants, they worked hard to build America into a first world country but it is the Americans who will eventually make it into a third world country with their greed. A lot of Americans are afraid of immigrants. whether illegal or not, but it is their own that they should be afraid of, they and their unquenchable greed.

I honestly believe that if the current trend continues China will eventually overtake America as the most powerful economy in the world. This could happen in maybe the next fifteen (15) to twenty (20) years if so long. The chinese and other countries are using the greed of Corporate America to one day overtake the U.S. as the most powerful economy. Ever heard about divide and conquer? that's the only way to bring down the American economy, by using the greed of Corprate America. Whether knowingly or unknowingly they are aiding and abeting them in this endeavor.

Corporate America has no patriotic loyality to anything or anyone except themselves and their pockets. These millionaries are making millions at the expense of the American workers. How could any government in their right mind give tax incentives to companies that take away the jobs of American workers. The government should stop giving tax breaks to companies that outsource jobs and instead give it to companies that keep the jobs here. Free market is not meant for businesses to be completely free to do whatever they want at the detriment of the economy, there has to be some form of regulation by the government.

Free trade is supposed to work both ways, it should benefit both countries, right now this arrangement is only benefiting countries the jobs are being outsourced to, along with the greedy companies. Maybe I'm wrong but I have never heard or seen any of these countries outsourcing their jobs or businesses to America.

After walking the mall one Sunday I went into Macy's department store and saw a made in America brand, I was so happy I felt sure there had to be more but alas this brand was a loner. The company's name is Tiana B. I've never heard of this company before but the dress I saw was a formal wear and it was selling for the same price as the expensive brands that were made elsewhere. This company could teach them a thing or two about how to keep American jobs here and still make a profit, I'm sure they aren't in the business to not make a profit.

American companies that are still here should develop a relationship with the consumers. Promote the fact that they are providing jobs by making their products in America. In this recession most times consumers are just thinking about how to get the best deal but there are still a lot of consumers like myself who will definately help to do their part, whatever it takes to keep manufacturing jobs here in the United States.

Right now I am so frustrated that I have decided not to purchase and ship anything back home this holiday. I'll just send them the money, let them buy with it whatever they want, they won't be getting anything made in America anyway so it really doesn't make any difference to me.

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      VB 

      6 years ago

      Outrageous Union demands,NAFTA, high taxes,greed, the increasing immigrant population (legal or non-legal) and the anti America media can be blamed for why not much is made in America anymore.

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      Rochelle Frank 

      7 years ago from California Gold Country

      I think people are becoming more aware of this. Someone should brand a "Made in America" store (or maybe there already is such a thing). If there was one in each mall-- I'll bet a lot of Americans would shop there.

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      DannyMaio 

      7 years ago from New York

      hello barb, great hub. The reason nothing is made here anymore is because the unions get involved and get so many perks for the members that we can not compete in the marketplace, then the taxes in this country put the final nail in the coffin. It is much cheaper to buy from other countries because it is more profitable to sell. not much will be made here until we fix this problem.

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      barby2kool 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thank you 2patricias for the visit and the comment...I do understand what you are talking about. It is such a shame that visitors comming to a 'first world country' such a the great U.S.A. are not able to purchase anything that's made in America. I really do hope the government can come up with some sort of solution to tackle this problem. Thanks for the follow.

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      2patricias 

      7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      When either of us visits America we always try to buy something 'made in America' to take back home as a gift.

      As you point out in your excellent hub, this is very difficult. Usually we end up with some sort of food item.

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