Made In America!!!

@slickcut (8141)
United States
January 14, 2008 12:24pm CST
I am here to tell you my friends on mylot, if you find anything that says "Made In America" you better grab it and hold onto it...Pretty soon this will be no longer possible..."Made In America" will be a precious treasure and a collecters item...We are selling out to other countries...Have you Noticed "Sears" and "Walmart" These were American dreams gone wrong......Why are we selling out for the Almighty dollar???????
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
14 Jan 08
We are in debt up to our eyeballs to the whole world. Soon those debts will be called in and we will not have to worry about demanding that "English be Spoken Here!" We will be the ones learning a new language. China is serious about making a bid to buy Walmart. If they do, then there won't be anymore flack about lead paint in toys or the poor quality of products because there will be no one to complain to. It is time for American's to wake up and smell the stink weed. We cannot run this high of a deficit and have more products comeing in than going out and still survive as a country.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Amen Polly!!!
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
15 Jan 08
It is not a matter of the family wanting to sell. The stock is out there. All China has to do is keep buying huge blocks of stock until it has the controlling interest and then it has it. Then it can force a buy out. Big companys do this all the time. Why not a country? The latest is: Hersheys has moved out of Canada and the US and is moving to Mexico where it does not have to pay taxes and can pay lower wages. It is time to boycott Hersheys everywhere by everyone!!
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Thanks for Best Response Slickcut!! Shalom
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Sam Walton would be turning over in his grave along with Mr. Hershey. I do so wish there was an easy answer. I do admit that I am a Walmart shopper, I have no choice. Sadly I can't afford to shop at other stores. Also there are no other stores to shop at around here. We have a mall but that is way out of my league. I have to think about my bottom line. The "almighty dollar" does rule us. I do my best to buy "Made in America" it is getting harder and harder to do. I do realise I have seemed to make some contradictory statements here. I am of Native American descent. I believe in America, I just wish more of the big wigs would believe in America and its people. We need to take care of our own, hopefully with the new administration coming soon. Things will get better or all of us.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Polly i am also a Walmart shopper, i love walmart, and i shop there all of the time.I think I would be lost without Walmart.I often wonder what on earth we did before Walmart.Lol...BUT why don't they sell anything made here? thats my beef!Sam walton was an American and its ok to sell things from other countries i have no problem with that,expanding is not a bad thing,but in expanding they have totally cut "made in america " out of the picture entirely...If you ever find anything that says "made in America" buy it and keep it, it will be worth something one day...I go to auctions all the time and anything that is made in america is "High Dollar" so if you ever find a little treasure keep it, for it will be a collectors item, thats what im saying..Did you know that even "Sears and Robuck" sold out to "K-Mart" can you believe??? Their tools and their status has changed they are a sorry place anymore...They use to have a very honorable reputation but no more..I bought a chain saw there and paid over 200.00 for it, pure junk, and can you believe that they refused to fix it unless i paid them $ 79.00 service charge, it was brand new and only had it 3 weeks , my husband tried to use it and it slung oil all over the place,we took it back with the reciept/ thats not the Sears i grew up with..See what i mean?
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes I agree with you. I will be keeping an eye out for "Made in America". When I grew up KMart had one reputation, "blue light special", nothing against KMart. Sears had another reputation. More high end, Craftsmen tools, guareenteed for life. Montgomery Wards, remember that store, used to be one of my favorites. America as we knew it has changed, not always for the better neither, sad............
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
I have no idea. If you buy things in Hong Kong or Japan, then you lay off more people. Also you might not get stuff that fits, the shoes will not be wide enough, and everything will be made for small skinny people. Also the furniture will not be that strong.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Jan 08
So true!!!