measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure
of its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty
of a nation is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons
the care of its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action
of foreign powers." Congressman Henry Clay, 1824
week there was great rejoicing as Trump and Pence brokered a
deal with Carrier to keep 800 jobs in the US instead of shipping
them to Mexico. However, it's more complicated than some realize
and the number smaller than what's been bandied about. Hundreds
could still lose jobs at Carrier's Indianapolis plant, despite
Trump deal: "Whatever deal Trump struck with Carrier does
not appear to have salvaged jobs at a separate branch of United
Technologies in Huntington, Ind., that makes microprocessor-based
controls for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration
industries. That branch will move manufacturing operations to
a new plant in Mexico, costing the city 700 jobs by 2018."
wonderful concept of "free" trade so revered by globalists and
many libertarians has all but destroyed our most important job
sectors: manufacturing, industrial and agriculture. NAFTA,
GATT and all the other "free" trade agreements and treaties
have gutted what made America the most prosperous nation on
earth. I know time is in short supply, but please bookmark
this column I wrote in January 2014. Very critical we try
to educate our fellow Americans about how America built a nation
like no other and her industries while protecting them.
and globalists use words like isolationism and protectionism
as if it's some sort of disease. One of the most important books
I've ever read referenced in my column above is: America's
Projectionist Takeoff 1815- 1914: The Neglected American School
of Political Economy by Michael Hudson. If you read the
comments on Amazon you'll understand why this book is so important
in understanding this issue.
hand in hand with the issue of treaties is the equally
important trade deficit:
Todd Lipscomb, Founder of MadeinUSAForever.com:
nation is arcing towards decline on several fronts involving
deficits. Large deficit spending by the government that involves
either printing money or borrowing abroad cannot be sustained.
However, just as vital is the drain our trade deficit puts on
the economy. Both are more intertwined than many realize. Simply
put, the less we make in our nation, the more the government
must borrow to try to sustain spending. The trade deficit leads
to national insolvency.
the opposite is true, too: the MORE we make in our nation, the
less the government has to borrow. When we buy more of what
our people make, we put them to work without the government
needing to spend on a stimulus plan. Those folks get off of
welfare (less government spending), start paying taxes (reducing
the budget deficit) and have the opportunity to at least have
a shot at what it is supposed to mean to be American.
a small move would make a tremendous difference. If, for instance,
10% of our people would shift one or two purchases a month to
Made in USA, it would create hundreds of thousands of jobs!
However, if we took it to the next level, we would really heal
this great nation and stop the decline!"
also wrote this absolute truth two months ago: Federal Debt
and Trade Deficit are Intertwined
the battle over the Washington's budget deficit heats up again,
it is timely to point out that even a partial solution to the
trade deficit would be a huge source of government revenue without
raising taxes. Presently, the billions of dollars that leave
our economy daily mean not only fewer jobs at USA factories
and their suppliers, but also much less tax revenue collected
at every level of government.
example, if a factory that employs 10,000 Americans moves to
Asia, we're not just putting Americans out of work. We're also
losing all the taxes those employees would have paid, those
the workers at their suppliers would have paid, and so on. That
web of economic activity not only disappears, but so do the
tax revenues that would have been collected!
the more that is Made in USA, the more tax revenue the government
collects. Indeed, the correlation between the rise of the budget
deficit (excluding Social Security transfers) and the trade
deficit since 1970 is very tight. We not only vote USA when
we purchase Made in USA, we add tax revenue to the government
without raising taxes!"
can turn things around. The TPP is dead now that Donald Trump
is president-elect. Despite the never-ending attacks on him,
Trump is no dummy. He understands currency manipulation, trade
and tariffs. But, Trump is going to have to go up against rotten
globalists in the Senate like Mitch McConnell to get any treaty
ratified. Not to mention slimy Paul Ryan in the House. Did it
not make you want to vomit that Paul Ryan was once again made
Speaker of the House last month? Same old sell outs
reelected to CON-gress spit in our faces again.
where we come in. We the people. We MUST keep an eye on treaties
Trump negotiates and make damn sure the globalists in the U.S.
Senate hear our voices if they refuse to ratify any treaty that
puts American workers first. That includes the damnable H1-B1
visas while Americans collect food stamps. Nintey-five million
Americans out of work while the U.S. CON-gress continues to
bring in tens of thousands of foreign workers for their billionaire
buddies in the Silicon Valley and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's
special interests. I say NO MORE.
constantly refers to 'we' in his speeches and rallies unlike
the criminal impostor in the White House who loves no one but
himself. Obama/Soetoro's speeches are all about him. Trump has
said he needs our help and he does. While he plows along we
the people can help create millions of jobs for OUR fellow country
men and women.
once again I am talking about the Christmas season and really,
everyday of the year. Christmas shopping went into full gear
the day after Thanksgiving. Sadly, as usual, I saw media clips
of hundreds of shoppers lined up before the sun came up trying
to get 'good deals' on crappy foreign junk in electronic stores.
again I ask: Please make Made in USA your commitment this Christmas.
Click on the book.
are awfully tough for tens of millions of Americans. May I suggest
these as great gifts that keeps the money and jobs here in America
- especially at the local level where you live?
ago my niece, her husband and two children lived in Las Vegas.
I gave them a one year family membership gift to the Las
Vegas Natural History Museum. It was very inexpensive and
a gift that gave all year that took one phone call. That museum
like others all over this country have special presentations,
programs, field trips and many other activities all year long.
Instead of some cheap piece of plastic crap from COMMUNIST China,
Christa and her family went to dozens of weekend programs and
activities for a year building memories and educating her two
children; ages 6 & 8 at the time. A great Christmas present
for the grand kids!
a family member is out of work or struggling with two jobs.
How about a gift certificate at their local Jiffy-Lube or equivalent?
It's always very important to keep our vehicles serviced so
they last longer. You'd be surprised how grateful someone will
be to receive such a thoughtful gift. You can do this with any
number of businesses in the form of a gift certificate or perhaps
a pre-paid phone card that won't come across as charity but
rather as caring.
speaking of charity - although I like to refer to it as simply
giving, most energy companies have a program where when you
pay your electricity bill each month there's a box at the top
of the bill where you can donate $1, $3 or $5 to help someone
in your community that lives at the poverty level pay their
electric bill. Just add the $1, $3 or $5 to your check after
you check the box and that's all it takes to help people in
your community who need it. There but for the Grace of God that
could be me - hopefully there's someone who cares and simply
wants to help without any fanfare.)
If we all make the commitment to buy just 5% more Made
in America products we CAN create one million jobs for OUR people.
see the One Million Jobs Project. Yes, I do purchase a few
products made outside the US. I buy 'fair trade' soap for the
shower and two make up foundation items from Trilogy
in New Zealand. A minescule percentage of my yearly spending.
I have never been against fair trade.
listen to the propaganda by the disgraced 'mainstream' media,
in this case USA Today: Unwinding
NAFTA unrealistic, unlikely to restore jobs. Bull. Remember
America BEFORE NAFTA and how our factories hummed and Americans
were employed. After the poisonous GATT/WTO major industries
like steel disappeared. Well, by God, we CAN turn it around
if we support American workers and demand made in America products.
is one other job sector that I want to highlight here and that's
customer service reps in foreign countries. I absolutely will
NOT speak with a foreigner in New Delhi, India, the Philipines
or any other country when I need a service rep for a product
I had to deal with one regarding one of my energy accounts.
The rep who came on the line could barely speak English. I politely
ask: Are you located in the US? Response, no I'm in Mexico.
I said I want to speak with a U.S. representative, give me a
supervisor. Long story short, if I dialed (and went through
the endless press this button, then next one and the next one)
the number 4 times I would get a U.S. rep 25% of the time. So,
that's what I did. Yeah, it was a drag but my perseverance helps
keep that service rep lady's job in Houston, Texas, instead
of someone in Mexico.
not the first time. Once I had to deal with Dell and sure as
the sun shines the person answering my call was in New Delhi,
India. After politely making my request I was transferred to
a U.S. operator here in Texas. I do not want any of my personal
information or my business being sold on the black market in
some foreign country. I want to do my part in keeping Americans
employed. I hope you'll do the same. In 2014 companies began
bringing back their call centers from overseas. Five million
Americans are employed in that industry. We can increase those
numbers by simply resisting as I do.
you can't find what you want at a store tell them you'll find
it on line and that you want Made
in USA. If you'll notice many TV commercials these days
show a little Made In USA box to let people know. Retailers
are getting the message. Since NAFTA was signed by Billy Clinton
20 years ago I always tell a clerk or store manager when they
ask if I found what I needed if I did or not. If I didn't find
what I needed I tell them: I do not want foreign junk. I want
Made in America or I go without. Or, I will get it on line,
but you can keep the crap from COMMUNIST China or COMMUNIST
is the master list of Made in America on my web site
in USA Forever.com
back! The U.S.-made rubber ducky - Yeah! A very popular
bath toy for the kiddies.
you can't find what you need on those two sites, use a search
engine and type in: rubber rain boots or soaps made in America
or USA and see what comes up. You'd be surprised how many small
to medium businesses out there still make fine quality products
here in America.
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