WAKE UP AMERICA!
I received about five “E” mails this week, all alike, asking me to participate in a “BUY AMERICAN” program. It appears that Diane Sawyer had a special report recently to reveal the lack of American made products that exists in a middle class American family’s home.
The message included a statement that if every American spent $64 more than normal on USA made products this year it would create 200,000 new jobs.
I wonder how many new jobs would be created if our government would stop buying anything if it was not made in America. We buy Russian helicopters to give to other countries. We buy, God knows how much, to maintain armed forces in Germany, Japan, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan alone. Where do we buy products to support hundreds of embassies around the world?
Does it bother anyone but me why we stopped making the things we need in America? When I was a boy the only thing you could buy that was not made in America was cheap toys made in Japan. As there was little money to live on, these toys were the only thing you could buy for pennies. Strange as it probably seems to most people today; we had high unemployment; no social programs; mothers that actually raised their own children; teachers that educated you that did not have to buy liability insurance. Sound impossible to anyone?
In the late thirties the government did provide commodities to the disabled but if you were able bodied you worked building the infrastructure of roads and the National Park System our President says is crumbling today. You did not get welfare, food stamps or unemployment. Social Security started when I was about 8 years old and I started paying into the program at 8. I worked helping a blind vendor sell papers, tobacco, candy etc. at his booth in the local post office. Fifty six years later I got my first check that our current President tells me is an entitlement rather than something I worked for.
What Ms. Sawyer and her network presented was propaganda to encourage people to vote to re-elect President Obama. China, Japan, Korea, Canada and I could name many more are not the reason we buy their products. Our government is the reason we have no choice but to buy their products.
The news media ignores the real reason we no longer make things to sell in America. It is called stupidity. No other country in the world has to comply with the thousands of regulations imposed on American businesses by our government. Look at the financial crisis in Europe today. Unions along with the governments have caused the problem that will hurt everyone because of greed. The US is racing to catch up and possible go broke before Greece and the other greedy governments.
Chew on these facts I will share. I know a person who went to work for General Motors when he was 18 years old. He worked 31 years before he was able to retire at 49 with a decent monthly check and reasonable benefits. In fact his benefits exceed what I receive from Medicare and are free. Most Americans see Medicare as a free program for the elderly. Prepare yourself, it is a long way from free. My wife and I pay about $750 per month in premiums to the government and insurance companies for supplemental coverage. Back to my facts, the retired person I used as an example is now fifty eight years old and enjoying life. If he just reaches my age, 82, he will have been retired for 33 years. Folks, this is why we are going broke, we can’t afford this and a moron should understand. Before anyone challenges my facts, this person is my son.
World War 11 was financed with War Bonds. We were encouraged to buy American and I was 78 years old before I bought a foreign made vehicle. I understand the value of this movement but the best products made in the world today are from offshore. I have written other articles about this if you choose to read them. The vehicles made by American owned companies and “Government Motors Corporation” are inferior products that are priced to support greedy unions.
The biggest thing wrong in America today is our government gone mad. Worse than that is the government unions that have created the same situation the industrial unions did to destroy our ability to make things we buy. When we go broke and we probably already have, what country will be hiring these greedy bureaucrats to manage their destruction?
America is involved in the biggest war since it was born. The major difference is we are at war with ourselves. If we do not wake up fast we will see insurrection as our leaders have divided Americans worse than the slave situation. The next civil war is coming if we don’t wake up! C Brewer