This morning I was thinking about what ways the economy could really turn around. What could help create american jobs, get our workers more money, and as I pulled my shower curtain closed a couple words caught my eye. Made in china.
It all hit me at once. Why did I buy this shower curtain? does no one in the USA make a shower curtain? If I had found one that was made in the USA and it was a dollar more than the chinese one would I have bought USA instead?
Of course I would have I said, I likley just went to walmart when we were picking out some stuff for our new house and grabbed the first white shower curtain I found that fit. I mean either that or it was the cheapest, I mean isn't that all how we shop? But what if our instincts are working against us?
In the effort to save 20 bucks at the checkout line, over and over and over we send our money over seas. NOT back into hardworking americans hands. This is obviously not a good thing, and as you can imagine I went around my bathroom and counted, no less than 38 items in my bathroom had "made in china" on them somewhere. I found one product which said Made in USA.
Now this is basically just luck of the draw, I mean I don't intentionally buy things from china, the products are just that saturated in the market. So whats an american to do? Well I said to myself, someone should make a website, and approach as many people who make stuff in the usa, and put em all on one website, either a link to thier own websites, or an outright place to buy ONLY products made in the USA.
How good would this be for the economy. You could buy anything you needed, and have it shipped to you, which also provides good american jobs. You can't outsource UPS or Fedex to china.
Needless to say besides thinking this would be great for the economy, I was like. Hey what if I am the first person to think about this I'll be rich! lol yea, not this time. http://www.madeinusa.com/ already exists, so good for us. Now please take a look through the site and if you are feeling extra patriotic, or just want to help turn the economy around in a way no politician could ever hope to, pass it along, post a link, put a baner on your facebook or whatever. Sharing information on the net is really easy, and if you do decide to share this , make sure you ask whoever you share it with to do the same and for them to ask other to share it etc... etc... One good concerted effort on our part now and we could really start a landslide of support for american companies and the american worker. Hell some of us might benefit directly from a movement like this, but no doubt we will all benefit indirectly.