No. The jobs being taken, those jobs where sweat runs, those jobs building things we use every day like electronics and clothing and food (food that yes, goes from America to be processed and then is shipped BACK to America) and tools and ceiling fans and, well, all of those jobs? Those were taken by politicians and corporations, by letting corporations move their work and their wallets out of the US to where children do have to work, pay is less than subsistence (oh, like here, but not like here at all) and a work week is never done. Literally.
I never thought I'd post anything touting Republicans, but as you can see, in 1956, they were a very different breed of cat.
|It's not just China, far from it. You can read about where some of your Fruit of the Looms, Hanes and Levi's come from (for a worker making less than five bucks a day) here. photo credit: unknown|
And yes, I'm guilty of hypocrisy. I make this on a Mac, I take photos with a camera made who knows where, but where do I buy an American made computer or camera? I do try to buy American or buy used, recycled options, especially in tools. One reason is selfish, old tools, tools once made in the US, when well taken care of, they last! There ARE websites dedicated to helping you find American made products, such as these - americansworking.com, madeinamericaforever.com, and madeinusa.org. to help you sort out what is and isn't really made in America. We DO have choices, just sometimes we have to work harder to make good ones. What happened to our jobs, our factories anyway? You can read about it here and find out.
|I will bet this is NOT a Republican poster in 2014|
|This photo was made with a camera made in China or Japan. Bad me.|
Have a made-here mercantile Monday. Do something mightily minuscule.