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- The People of America Need Help

We, the working people of America, need help. The brick layers, the contractors, the manufacturing workers and anyone that works every day but still struggles to pay even the most essential bills. Electric bills..going up. Heating bills...going up. Gas bills...going up. Taxes...going up. The only thing not going up is our income. We as workers need a lift. The bankers got a lift.(and we all saw how that turned out..Huge bonuses and less loans) The auto industry got a lift. It seems that the ones with the money always get the lift.

True these are very important industries and are needed, but without us, the working community, those industries serve no purpose.

Together I believe we can make a difference.

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- Save American Jobs

   I received the following in an email the other day & I think it's worth posting. ( Thanks Frank)

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. 
 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.  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!
 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 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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