H/t my dear friend Sol!
One Light Bulb at a time is turned on….
A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, “Everyday Value.” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats – they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.
Onto another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets. Yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in a foreign country. The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
Then I went to Lowe’s, and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware, and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.
My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked “Made in Mexico” now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico; now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA. The job you save may be your own or your neighbor’s!
We can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago before the hollowing out of the American economy.) Let’s get with the program. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U. S. A.
Remember: It’s better to light a candle buy a light bulb that’s made in the USA, than to curse the darkness!