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coloradoclimber

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 04:38 AM

MrRon,

I agree, I wont buy something just because it is “Made In The USA”. But what I find myself doing is a couple of things, first if I can’t find something made domestically, I ask myself, do I really need it, do I really need to ship dollars overseas? Often when I ask myself honestly it turns out I really don’t need it, I just want it. If that turns out to be the case I don’t buy it and I walk out of the store just as happy as if I had purchased something I only wanted, but didn’t really need. This has the secondary benefit of curbing some of my runaway consumerism.

Second I find myself willing to pay more for something made domestically. I figure the dollars go right around in circle and by employing my neighbor I’m enabling him or her to turn around and buy my product. The money I spend comes right back to me.

I’m growing more of the opinion every day that as Americans we are being penny wise and pound foolish, save a nickel here, save a penny there, and watch our country collapse around us. But hey, we just made another billion for Walmart and all of their foreign manufacturers in the process, so someone is doing ok.


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