Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Buyer Beware

Laura Peach has a good message at Silence is Broken that talks about the economy and brands of goods we purchase. I thought it was so good that I would write a piece on it as well, as it is a good reminder. Be sure and visit her site and read what she has written.

We worry about the economy and the way it is going. We are seeing government spending, spending, spending and wondering how in the world this is going to fix our economy. Well there is something we can be doing to keep Americans in work. That is by buying USA made products. I'm guilty of just grabbing products and not paying attention to where they have been made. Do you realize how many things offered to consumers are made in foriegn countries? Now I know we need one another and we need to support other countries as well, as that's what America is about, caring for all!

But...we also need to be supporting our own country. So from now on, check the lables, see where he products were made, make a sacrifice, give up that name brand you love so much and buy made in America/USA products. Let's start supporting our own country better and keep American's in jobs. We need to do our part and not just rely on government to fix it all, as that obviously is not going to happen.

So United We Stand, In God We Trust! Make an Impact, support your country. I for one am going to be a much better consumer and watch what I buy.

May the Lord Bless each and everyone of you. Make a ripple and watch it grow, and grow, and grow. Make an Impact in everyday life. And don't forget to P.U.S.H.
Love you all!


Laura ~Peach~ said...

blushes...I wrote the first sentance but I do totally agree we need to support americans and buy american and I too will be watching much closer... I do remember back when I wa sworking in a clothing factory and we all lost our jobs because the factory moved to mexico where it was much cheaper labor to make them... that was less than 20 years ago... I worked on a production line and made pants for JC penny and other name brand stores... that plant is now part of the local military college... I ended up going to school (out of my own pocket)but there were so many people who had worked in this factory for their whole adult lives who really suffered when our jobs were outsourced. To this day I do not shop at pennys.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Laura, that is sad. There is so much of that happened over the years and continues on. The whole outsourcing thing is a mess. I can understand why in some cases, but to take away from our own people to take it somewhere else is just down right wrong. Look where it's gotten us. Thanks for your response. Would you mind if I place it as an add on to the article with your name and site of course. This is a good piece to get the word out more.

~hon~ said...

Tammy, I miss you. Do you ever receive my emails?