I snagged this little email forward from over at J n J Designs/ because I thought that it rang pretty true & just wanted to share.
I know that it's not common practice for most people to stop & see where a product was made before they purchase it, but maybe we should start. I also understand that it's not realistic to expect us to toss everything we own that wasn't made in the USA & start over with all new stuff that was made here. I also understand that not everything we need or want may have a "made in America" alternative, but would it kill us to stop & check before we buy? Buying American made products when we are able to is one way we can start helping this country get back on it's feet. So no matter where you came from, if you're living in the USA I think you should be attempting to support this country as much as possible. Buy American made whenever you have the choice, who knows you may be helping save your neighbors job.
John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN ) for 6am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA ) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG ). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA ), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE ) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA ).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA ) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO ) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN ) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA ) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY ) filled it with gas (FROM SAUDI ARABIA ) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his computer (Made In Malaysia ), Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL ), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE ) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA ), and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in AMERICA ...