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‘Made in USA’ helps make the USA stronger

Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

I write in regard to Mr. Tony Valentino’s letter [from June 26] concerning the real job creators. First, I want to say that I don’t disagree with him; however, Mr. Eades certainly has a point.

Yes, it is the wealthy and big companies that create jobs; but, if it were not for those people working those jobs, the wealthy’s wealth would never be created. After all, it is the worker who actually creates the product or service that is provided. 

Now, it seems to me that the majority of the jobs created by the wealthy and large corporations of the U.S. are not being created in this country. Why not? Could it be that they can produce their product much cheaper, with much higher profits, by paying poverty-level wages, with a lack of human benefits and safe working conditions in countries such as China? 

It’s hard to deny that this country was built by the labor and sweat of the working class. Are we headed back to the days before organized labor when we had the very rich and the very poor, and not much in between? 

You know what? I like to cook, so occasionally I buy new frying pans. I recently bought two at Walmart. Yes, I said Walmart. I had my choice between similar pans made in the USA and ones made in China. The ones made in the USA were only about $3 higher, and the quality seems better.

Do we really need to buy from China? I’ll bet the working conditions are much better in the factory in the USA than the one in China.

My pans both say “Made in the USA.”

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