October 12, 2011

Buy (North) American - save our economies!

Some of you may have caught the bit on the news lately of the reporter who spoke to economists and found that if home builders used just 5% more "Made in the US" materials, that the economy would grow by 250,000 jobs. He put together a list of US tool, equipment and material makers and faxed it to builders across the country. It's EXACLTY what we need and I think it could - and should - spread to every other industry. Certainly we - as tool, equipment, parts and building material purchasers can do our part.

(Of course the key is that it's completely VOLUNTARY - so I don't really want to hear about how you don't believe in propping businesses up, market pressures dictating survival, price bitching or the like. )

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