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Made in USA

One of the comments I heard about President Obama’s trip to China and other Asian countries was that it was to promote Made in USA products. Yes, buying a product “Made in USA” would help our struggling economy.

When was the last time you saw something with “Made in USA” on it? With the U.S. dollar almost to a negative value, could you pay for the Made in USA item?

If you think I am exaggerating, a 10-cent candy bar of 40 years ago now costs $1.29, and the 10-cent soda now is $1.49. The Asian countries do buy “Made in USA” raw products, grain, beef, lumber, coal and scrap metal, only to ship it back to us as a finished product. But that doesn’t create jobs and manufacturing here in this country.

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