Resulta que ahora hay mucha gente en Estados Unidos que se volvió proteccionista, y distribuyen emails como el que copio más abajo. En Walmart ya se indentifican los productos nacionales con una gran oblea en la góndola y la gente parece que los está eligiendo.
Mi opinión: es muy malo para la credibilidad de un país usar dobles estándares, y cambiarlos de acuerdo a cuando te conviene. Obama debería sin dudas vetar cualquier cláusula de este estilo que los demócratas más proteccionistas traten de incluir en el stimulus package. De otra forma ya no tienen autoridad moral para pregonar las ventajas del libre mercado.
Subject: : MADE IN USA
This may seem like a funny email but I was so surprised by what I discovered I had to share it with you. When I think of the job situation in this country I can’t help but think this helps in some small way.
I don’t know how many households there are in the US but if these were the only things we bought think of the impact….
This past weekend I was at Walmart. 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 . So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here – from a company in Cleveland OH !
So on to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets….yep you guessed it Bounce was more money and 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!
So 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 ! Besides you might save a little green in the process. Stop buying the crap from China………. We should have woke up a decade ago…… Lets get with the program…. Help our fellow Americans keep there jobs and create more jobs here.