[StBernard] Your buying power - An Important Message to save American jobs!

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue Oct 18 07:57:13 EDT 2011

Please pass this on to all you know, our future does depend
on it, our government will NOT get us out of this depression, only we will.


This probably sounds crazy, but just 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, maybe better.

Same situation with a kitchen rug I needed. I
had to look, but I found some made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper.
We are being brainwashed that everything that comes from China and Mexico is
cheaper. Not so. That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore.
They are made in China and are expensive. I buy them at Dollar Tree....50
cents each and made in USA .

One Light Bulb at a Time

A physics teacher in high school, once told
the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow
a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read
the following, obviously written by a good American....

Good idea....one light bulb at a time....

Check this out. I can verify this because I
was in Lowe's the other day and just for the heck of it I was looking at the
hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace
Hardware and just for the heck of it, I checked the hose attachments there.
They were made in USA . Start looking.

In our current economic situation, every
little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after
reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get
behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed,
though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My
favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ...now I have switched to
Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I needed 60W light bulbs. I
was inthe Lowes light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally
buy was a brand made by Sylvania . I picked up both types of bulbs and
compared the stats, they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs
were about the same money as the Sylvania brand, but the thing that
surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the
Sylvania brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA ; in a company in
St. Marys , PA.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find
USA products you use every day that are made right here.

So in a Kroger aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets,
and yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The
Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry
yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have
been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the
labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is
made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors! If you
accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can
all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from
overseas companies!

Face it, our government is impotent, this is a
real JOBS BILL. Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans
keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA .

Please pass this on to all you know, our future does depend
on it, our government will NOT get us out of this depression, only we will.

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