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One Light Bulb At A Time

Connie Lou wrote a great post about supporting America by buying American!

We CAN make a difference if we ALL take a little time to read the labels!

She writes some excellent examples for you to consider!

Thanks, Connie Lou!!!

One Light Bulb at a Time 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. Good idea .. . one light bulb at a time . . Check this out . I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason 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 . Start looking. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job . So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track . Let's get behind her! 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. This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W 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. So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets . yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . 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! 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 neighbors! If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! We should have awakened a decade ago. Let's get with the program help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsLucky Lang • August 08 2010 05:24AM

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Great choice for a re-blog, Lucky! I do what I can to support local businesses AND buy products made in the USA. I also avoid anything "G.E." like the plague. As consumers, we all make our own choices based on the things we believe in and who we want to support. :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 8 years ago

And if you can save money in the mean time even better.

Never understood how it can be designed here,sent over sea's, made ,transported by boat, unloaded and ship all across this country for less than making and shipping it here.

Well some I can but that is a topic for another day.

Read the labels

Enjoy the day

Posted by Don MacLean, Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA (Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY) over 8 years ago

Great post to reblog

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) over 8 years ago

Leilani,

You have a beautiful name and I couldn't AGREE with you more!

Take Care!

Lucky :)

 

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) over 8 years ago

Don,

Right On!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) over 8 years ago

Bill,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) over 8 years ago

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