challenge for ya

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else and perhaps even their job. Remember when Walmart's theme was "Made in America"?

Try finding that label now in that store. Most of their goods are imported from China. Look at the labels EVERYWHERE, in every store. It pays to read labels. Take Hershey's candy. .. is now made in Mexico. Colgate toothpaste, too. I use Crest instead...at least as long as it is continued being made in the USA.

You have to read the labels on everything.


Typical "after shopping" trip. .. I needed light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. Next to the GE brand was an off brand labeled "Everyday Value." I compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but what surprised me the most was that GE was made in MEXICO and Everyday Value was made in Cleveland , Ohio. Bounce Dryer Sheets cost more that the EV and are made in Canada.

So, FIRST throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made in the USA. SECOND 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! THIRD Stop buying from Mexico and Canada and China ... if you can't find it it MADE IN THE USA, rethink what you are purchasing. Maybe something else will do the same job for you while not costing someone else their job.

Food for thought (except that food labels are a whole separate issue for me!)
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