An untold amount of money was spent.
I pulled several muscles during the effort.
But I have finally discovered the secret formula to creating jobs for members of our extended American family.
Are you ready?
Here it is. Us buying more American made goods = more jobs for Americans.
I hate to disappoint you but it really is a simple as that. Let me give you an example. Over the last two years, the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company has experienced a surge in sales. As a result, the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company has needed to produce more shoes. And in order to produce more shoes, the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company has hired 100 additional workers. What happened at Allen Edmonds can be repeated over and over and over again across this country. It helps that Allen Edmonds makes the finest shoes in the world. But other American firms also make a myriad of world-class consumer goods.
So I have a simple idea and a simple challenge. Starting today, I encourage you to buy at least one product a week that is made by members of our extended American family. It’s easy to do. Let me give you an example. Who doesn’t need new socks? I ask you to commit to the proposition that the next pair of socks you are going to buy are going to be made in this country. With the kids starting football/basketball/volleyball, they will need new socks. May I suggest a three pack of Pee Wee Crew socks by Wigwam. “Made in Wisconsin socks, I bet they cost and arm and a leg” you say. Oh contraire mon frere I say. $8.99 for the three pack.
Who doesn’t need cleaning products? Well, after picking up your Wigwam socks, I dare you to buy a Libman broom, mop, or kitchen brush. I have lots of Libman products, they all work like a charm and they are manufactured by members of our extended American family in Arcola, IL.
You know Arcola, home of the Lawn Rangers, a “precision lawn mower drill team” that marches in formation with brooms and lawn mowers while wearing cowboy hats. It goes without saying that any community that can field a precision lawn mower drill team can make world-class cleaning products.
So, now that you know how simple it is to create jobs for our American brothers and sisters, all you have to do is start buying the products they make. Please leave me a comment about what products made by members of our extended American family you have in your sights. Now get shopping!