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coloradoclimber

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#1 posted 1107 days ago

Ellen, it’s not so much about made in the USA, or Denmark, or Slovenia, it is more about “Made at Home”.

When I have dollars to spend, or kroners, or euros, or whatever my home currency is, I have a choice, not just a choice of what to buy, but also a choice of where my money goes. I can choose to spend my money “At Home” by buying a product “Made in the My Home Country” or I can choose to send my money off to some other country. The goal of spending more of my money at home is to support my home economy, to keep my neighbors, my sons, my daughters, working.

I understand that it is becoming nearly impossible to purchase any product, particularly a complex product like a power tool, that is manufactured completely in any one country. I also understand that some products, like Toyota cars, might be part of a foreign company, but manufactured in my home country, keeping jobs local, but the profits going back to a foreign country.

I have a choice, and when I can choose a product that not only fills my need but also serves a greater good in my home country I want to make that choice. It’s not just about me anymore, it’s not just about greedily grasping for the most product for the least cost. I live in a country that provides me benefits, when I can I want my choices to benefit my country.

Sometimes it is not possible to make a purchase that benefits my home country, but when my choices can have a beneficial side effect, that is the choice I want to make.


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