This Christmas, Will You Support
US Or Foreign Workers?
By Devvy Kidd
"He, therefore, who is now against domestic manufacture, must be for reducing us either to dependence on that foreign nation, or to be clothed in skins, and to live like wild beasts in dens and caverns. I am not one of these; experience has taught me that manufactures are now as necessary to our independence as to our comfort; and if those who quote me as of a different opinion, will keep pace with me in purchasing nothing foreign where an equivalent of domestic fabric can be obtained, without regard to difference of price, it will not be our fault if we do not soon have a supply at home equal to our demand, and wrest that weapon of distress from the hand which has wielded it." The Letters of Thomas Jefferson: 1743-1826. To Benjamin Austin Monticello, January 9, 1816
Well, retailers have the Christmas tree displays out for a couple of weeks now, gradually squeezing out Halloween junk. People are commenting, "I don't even want to think about it" or "I just hate this time of the year". I thought Christmas was supposed to be so special with all the family, warm and fuzzy? Presents, Old Saint Nick and new credit card bills go into high gear the day after Thanksgiving.
With 25 million Americans out of work, thanks to your incumbent and mine who will probably get reelected, whose votes have destroyed our most important job sectors, this "holiday" season is likely to be one of more pressure put on parents to buy children birthday presents even though it's supposed to be the birth date of Jesus Christ.
No question according to polls - jobs are the number one issue this election cycle because folks are desperate. Just like Americans were during the "Great" Depression.
Since the crooks, liars and thieves in the Outlaw Congress (likely at least 80% or more will get reelected) refuse to get the U.S. out of all the job killing treaties (NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT/WTO and a dozen more passed since 1994), it's up to we the people to continue forcing the issue by refusing to buy foreign junk keeping people in other countries employed while Americans stand in soup lines, live in their cars or collect unemployment insurance for years.
One of the carrots used to sell the American people for NAFTA was "cheaper" goods. They sure are - cheap in quality, but not in dollars. Go to Dillard's, Macy's or other department stores and look at the price tag on some rag or shoes made in Communist China. It is as high or higher than a similar one made in America. I know because I do price comparisons as research. Of course, the purchasing power of the dollar continues to take a beating, so that worthless piece of paper in your wallet doesn't go as far. Tens of millions of Americans have no idea what that means anymore than they know how critical it is to understand the trade deficit:
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"The cession of the whole treaty-making power to the president and the senate is one of the most fearful features in this Constitution, as they can enter into the most ruinous of foreign engagements." Patrick Henry
John Boehner and the Senate have given the impostor president, Barry Soetoro aka Obama, every single "free" trade treaty since he unlawfully took office. The traitorous dogs in the Outlaw Congress aren't finished yet with killing off yet more jobs:
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"JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly video news update for September 24-30, 2012. In this week's video he discusses how Republicans and Democrats want to open up trade with Russia, which means that more jobs will leave the country; how the State Department and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are working to get U.S. businesses to invest in Egypt, which means still more U.S. jobs lost; how JBS was calling Osama bin Laden a terrorist back when the world press was naming him a man of peace; and how the Council on Foreign Relations is continuing its drive toward a New World Order with its influence over our military's role in Afghanistan."
I hear people say all the time, you can't find Made in USA. Not true. More and more retailers are making sure with a big sticker on the product that it's Made in America and in tv commercial ads. Two days ago I needed a new cookie sheet and a new pizza pan. I bought both of them at my local HEB grocery store and both had a nice big easy to remove sticker that said Made in USA. I wanted to purchase the orgreenic frying pan you see on tv; nothing sticks to it. I called their toll free number. Made in Communist China. No, thanks. I'm not going to sell out my fellow Americans over a frying pan.
As this is a small rural town, over the years you get to know management where you shop on a regular basis. When I first moved to Big Spring, there was no organic veggies and few products at our local supermarket. After a couple of years, I took my receipts to management and said, here -- see what I spend over in Midland (40 miles away) to get what I want? It's taken time, but HEB has really improved with an excellent assortment of organic items like Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, which I use for cooking, as well as a full selection of fruits and veggies.
I showed management they lost money because I refuse to buy foreign fruits and vegetables. I will drive out of town to get them and buy from local farmers markets. We just have to make our voices heard and let management know where we put our consumer dollars.
Every time you buy made in Communist China, Communist Hong Kong or some other country -- especially for cars and trucks owned by Toyota and the rest of the foreign manufacturers -- you enrich them, not America.
The trade deficit continues to go up while employment for Americans goes down. People are now paying workers in India for a job they used to have, yet they continue to reelect the same sell outs like John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi who have consistently voted to kill American jobs and send them overseas.
Does anyone see the insanity going on here?
More than 223,000 businesses have closed since the 2008 meltdown. After the above mentioned unconstitutional, sovereignty killing treaties were passed, America began to shift from being the world leader in agriculture, manufacturing and engineering. "Free" trade was going to be the biggest boon for America since the railroad!!!
That is nothing but propaganda. It was America's protectionist policies of the of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made America an economic superpower on this earth. Fair trade worked in the past, until greed, as usual, took over.
Those protectionist policies made America prosperous, providing good paying jobs in the ag, manufacturing and industrial sectors. After those destructive trade treaties were passed, MILLIONS ended up working at McDonald's or other minimum wage jobs. Instead of manufacturing and growing all we need to be a self sustaining nation, more and more entertainment based businesses sprung up. When the middle class began hemorrhaging jobs, people were forced to count every penny and that means eating at home and no more $100 a game NBA tickets. Foreclosures were the hottest business in the country.
For almost two decades, the American people, through their consumer dollars, have been building up countries like India while America continues to slide into economic depression. For almost two decades, Americans are now paying foreign workers for jobs they once held.
Of course, we must not forget the profitable undelcared "wars" that have been going on for over a decade in the Middle East. Big money for defense contractors and private sector contractors hauling in blood money. Yes, blood money. Work for a company building those drones that killed more than 2,500 innocent civilians in countries like Pakistan:
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"According to a report last month by academics at Stanford and New York universities, between 2,562 and 3,325 people have been killed since the strikes in Pakistan began in 2004. The report said of those, up to 881 were civilians, including 176 children. Only 41 people who had died had been confirmed as 'high-value' terrorist targets."
Murder being done in our name. Paychecks that drip blood of innocents.
All those closed factories are also a legitimate national security problem:
"New Report: U.S.A. Too Dependent on Foreign Suppliers in Crises Revitalizing American Manufacturing called "Urgent National Priority." New report by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security Robert B. Stephan sees the U.S. as too dependent on foreign suppliers in crises."
Every time we buy Made in America, those companies grow. The money stays in our country. The employee spends locally for things like the dry cleaners, the hardware store and all the small businesses that are the engine of our economy.
On my web site for the past ten years, I have listed for free, companies that manufacture goods Made in America. After Christmas, I always get email from lots of them saying they had a very good increase in sales from consumers off that section on my web site. That always makes me feel good. Yes, it does take a little extra time to shop on line, but, come on, folks, do we or do we not want to take the bull by the horns and start rebuilding our important job bases? Few jobs anymore have security unless it's in the health care industry, cancer industry or prison systems. We can turn it around.
There is plenty of time to order on line for items for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Keep telling retailers you want Made in America. All those companies in the Made in USA section on my site would love to have their products sold in stores. Let foreign junk sit on the shelves. Tell retailers you will take the time to order on line. Tell retailers you want Made in America products in their store or you won't buy.
I would also ask folks to remember that Communist China is NOT our friend. They use slave labor, kill their own people all the time and force women to have abortions right up to term. Can it get more evil than that?
Let me also offer this up as I do every year. If you do gift giving, it doesn't always have to be a 'thing'. A few years ago when my niece and nephew lived in Las Vegas, I purchased a family membership to the fantastic Las Vegas Natural History Museum. For $65.00, the kids, my neice and her husband had a year of memories and fun instead of some junk you made in Communist China or another piece of clothing from India.
There are many creative things to give to children, teens and young adults for Christmas that enrich their lives. Use a search engine for your city and type in tourism. You'll see all kinds of things to give gift certificates for like maybe horse back riding, a day trip to one of the most fabulous places outside Denver, CO, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, or some other activity that creates family memories instead of some toy made in Communist China. Look at how many recall of toys over lead content are from Communist China. Think it's an accident?
If you're looking for clothing, shoes, boots, socks for diabetics, equipment, soaps, candles, miniature Jersey farm cattle and even toys - you name it - look at the Made in USA section on my site. Just added a fantastic new 'Master List of Goods Made in America'. Those links to companies represent tens of thousands of products. If you manufacture Made in America (except vitamins and supplements), send me email and I'll look at your site and products.
Just my personal note: I rejected American Apparel when they contacted me because they use sex to sell their products; too many of their models look underage. The last time I looked at their site, young girls had their backsides spread to the camera with a thin piece of material barely covering their "butt crack". Not to mention:
"American Apparel finds itself once again in a familiar place - sued again for sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment, because of the vulnerability its CEO's philosophy of sexual freedom in the workplace creates for the publicly held company."
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Did you know Glenn Beck did this?
"The 1791 brand was built around one idea: Made in America. Late last year, Glenn took a look at some of his favorite denim companies and realized they were making their clothing overseas. He was frustrated. How could something so inherent to the spirit and the history of this country NOT be made in the USA anymore? Not content to sit back and complain, Glenn charged the 1791 team with creating a pair of jeans that would be designed and crafted here in America.
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"The result is 1791 Denim. It took 1791 a full year to get the jeans right, but now they're finally ready. The premium 100% cotton ring-spun selvage denim jeans are 100% "Made in the USA". They are woven in Greensboro, NC at Cone Denim® Mills, and are cut and sewn in Kentucky in a factory established in the 1920's."
Please make this a Made in America Christmas so those companies can expand and hire American workers- all year long. We the people, our ancestors and family built this nation and made it a prosperous one. We can do it again.
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Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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