“Buy American, Vote Obama” is the new theme that the Obama campaign is rolling out in Pennsylvania this weekend. I am glad to see the return of “Buy American” in our political discussion. I remember back in the 80’s people around here drove about an hour over to Indiana to buy American at a store that prided itself on selling American only products. That store? Wal-mart – the poster child of imported products.
It seems that we have really lost the pride we once had in American craftsmenship. It also seems like the Republicans love to promote this turn away from products made at home in their endless push in increase the global economy. Yeah we might save a few cents at the store, but the products aren’t as good and we have become number 2 in the world when it comes to manufacturing, falling to China.