Dependence on cheap and low-quality products from China for so long has put America in a vulnerable situation economically.
Dateline: March 9th, 2022/Creve Coeur, MO. USA/Written by: Jeffrey L. Klump
When I was a kid I remember watching T.V. commercials almost always promoting American-made products, and not just automobiles.
As I got older, the mood was changing in this country especially in the ’80s when everything was all about Japan and the fine workmanship of Japanese products.
American manufacturing was in many cases connected with labor unions and even in the ’80s, unions were tied to corruption and organized crime.
At least in the movies and on the news, it was.
As time went on in the 1990s, more Americans than ever were focused on buying products as cheaply as possible regardless of where they were made and what the quality of the products they were.
Cheap, cheap, cheap was in. American-made was either out or I don’t care.
A country like the United States can only run a trade deficit for so long before it catches up with you regarding employment and standard of living.
The two events that sealed the fate of the United States and will forever keep a trade deficit were NAFTA & GATT.
These were actually two treaties that were called something else so it did not need a 3/4 majority of votes to pass in the Senate and House.
The big multinational corporations were behind the passing of these two trade treaties because of cheap labor and increasing the bottom line.
The hell with leaving the United States vulnerable and dependent on countries like China to survive.
It’s always about the money.
The United States is now in a weakened state because of the trade war that Donald Trump started with our largest trading partner and because of Covid.
Supply chains…Supply chains… Supply chains.
The huge supply chain issue is why products made in America are more important now than ever before.
Never before have Americans witnessed supply chain problems and shortages as we have over the past 2 years, and it will only get worse.
The American people need to be focused on what made our country great 50 years ago, and that was a strong manufacturing sector.
It wasn’t just the two faulty and fraudulent trade agreements NAFTA and GATT that put us in a vulnerable situation economically, but also the environmental movement which killed millions of jobs in the timber, coal, and oil & gas business.
The only way to get back to where we were 50 years ago is by buying American.
This is a website that lists many American companies that make products made in the USA. This site lists the name of the company including the type of products, and what industry they are in.
Take a look here 👉 https://www.americanmademan.com/made-in-usa-list/
Many of these companies I never heard of mainly because they do little or no advertising.
Much of it is by word of mouth or on free social media platforms.
You have to remember that American manufacturers are at an extreme disadvantage thanks to NAFTA and GATT, which by the way, were passed overwhelmingly by democrats and republicans.
American manufacturers have to compete with slave labor in China, Vietnam, and many other southeast Asian countries.
In other words, they must keep advertising costs low in order to compete.
One American manufacturer that has been around for more than 30 years that relies principally on word-of-mouth advertising is a company called Melaleuca.
Melaleuca is a shopping club like Sams, Costco, and Walmart, but all of its products are made in the USA.
For just $19.00 a year, you as a member can purchase American-made products at wholesale prices.
Melaleuca has over 400 products ranging from supplements, health & wellness products, all-natural disinfectants, and much more.
They also have a way for their members to earn rewards points and a special program for members to earn monthly residual & passive income, full or part-time.
Melaleuca is just one of many great American manufacturers that can offer our country and its citizens a way to be less and less dependent on countries like China.
Why shop at Costco, Sams, or Walmart when you have companies like Melaleuca?
Most of the inventory from the “big-box” retailers is from China or Vietnam.
The longer our trade deficit continues, the more problems with employment and securing our standard of living, we will have to endure.
Remember, if you buy American, most of the supply chain issues will go away.
This is one way of being patriotic regardless of what political affiliation you are from.
Being dependent on another country for your basic necessities is not economic security. It is economic suicide.
Now is the time for the American people to pay attention to where their stuff is being made and produced.
Remember the old saying, “buy cheap, you get cheap”.
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