Saturday, August 29, 2009

Made In America

I don't usually foward emails that were sent to me or post things from these emails, but this little bit of info is worth sharing. We are going through hard economic times, unemployment is it's highest since the Great Depression. People are losing their homes at record pace, more and more family pets are being abandoned to shelters and even being left to suffer with no food and no water inside of foreclosed homes.
As you know, Just Bubbly is a small American based business which creates handcrafted, unique bath & body products right here in the USA (more specifically the shores of Rockaway)and I am always promoting and buying products that are made in America.
Here is a little info from an email that was sent to me today from a friend and fellow crafter. She challenges all of us to Buy American!

Let's All Do This

"In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else and perhaps 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. 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 was at Kroger. I needed 6 light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs andcompared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO20and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - theUSA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio .
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.
So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....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!
So 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 China ...........(We should have awakened a decade ago......)
Let's get with the program.... help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A. !!!

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."

I think this really speaks for itself.

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