Pclasp (@admin)
5 months ago

From the way I see it, we Americans shoot ourselves in the foot. Just think for a moment about how we live and what we buy. What in your home was made in America? Not much, huh? Blame Wal-Mart. This gargantuan superstore chain has destroyed our economy. Far too many Americans shop there because it's cheap and they can walk out with a lot of stuff. Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because everything in Wal-Mart comes from China? What kind of American starts a business like this anyway? It was an American! Some business nut out there looking to make his millions. Sure, at the cost of our country's economic state.

It almost seems impossible to buy everything made in America, doesn't it? The problem leads back to what's shipped over here. Products from China, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Japan. And that's just naming a few. What about all the things that are made in America? Where are they? Well, here is one of the problems. Individuals can't compete with the cheap foreign stuff. Let's say I wanted to open a Fish and Tackle shop. Let's say everything I sell is crafted here in the states. I could sell it for the equal amount I put into it, but it still couldn't compete with Wal-Mart. They are selling Chinese products at dirt cheap prices. Sure, they're cheap, but so are a lot of shoppers. Middles America isn't looking to pay much. They want to know what they can acquire for the lowest cost. One problem with the Wal-Mart system is the cuts. You have oodles of Wal-Mart employees, but they're kept at a certain amount of hours. This way Wal-Mart can avoid giving health benefits, because that would cost them more money. Wow, talk about sacrificing integrity for some extra cash.

Believe it or not, but I do buy products that are made in America. They're custom knives. This is one of the few great things that American's still make by hand. Now, when I say great, I mean outstanding cutlery. There are a large slew of American custom knife makers to choose from. They may be pricey, but they are made in America. That's a lot more than I can say for the cars folks drive these days.