America has always been a country of entrepreneurs, builders, and creators. As we work to restore our economy, it is important to stand behind the American companies that make good products, maximize U.S. employment, and earn the loyalty of their workers and the communities of which they're a part. Roger Simmermaker introduces to us fifty companies doing just that, and explains how we can all be part of a strong national recovery.
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BAMW: States skirt past federal Buy American bans
Enactment of more Buy American laws would clearly mean more American jobs, profits, and tax revenue within the borders of the United States. And if you're interested in the furthering the growth of the American economy, that's a good thing.
BAMW: Walgreens avoided the politically-forbidden fruit. Will others?
Corporate tax inversions are the talk of the town these days. When I sat down to write this article, I had planned on slamming Walgreens and Burger King for their corporate inversion, tax-treason trickery plan to abandon America, transfer technical ownership to a foreign country, and leave their domestic corporate competitors (those who have not decided to renounce their U.S. citizenship) holding the tax-bill bag.
Made In USA In High Demand
This is why organizations like the Made in the USA Foundation and activists like Roger Simmermaker, author of How Americans Can Buy American and owner of howtobuyamerican.com, became active in identifying American-made products. "When it comes to buying American, I tell people to start with the smaller items," advises Simmermaker. "I also advocate buying American-made products from American companies, which can be harder than you think. Swiss Miss is American, and Carnation is owned by the Swiss."
Who, What, Where, & Why to Buying American Products from US Companies
In celebration of the 4th of July holiday, Women's Voices Magazine asked Jim Palmer and Roger Simmermaker to share their thoughts, research, and experiences with us. As you will see, buying 'Made in America' is one way to truly support economic independence and national security of the USA in today’s world.
BAMW: Buy American bills fail to invite retaliation from key trading partner
The latest ironclad evidence that Buy American laws do not automatically attract similar buy-domestic laws in other countries can be found within the borders of our immediate neighbors to the North - Canada.
'Made in America' not easy for retailers to deliver on
Wherever you stand on the issue of prices versus patriotism, Florida 'Buy American' advocate Roger Simmermaker said July Fourth is a good time for citizens to take stock about how they are spending their money whether they're going to support jobs in the United States or outside the country. 'We have a Declaration of Independence, not a declaration of interdependence,' said Simmermaker, an author of two books on buying U.S. made products. 'Buying American is about more than just American-made products and U.S. jobs,' he said. 'We're less of an independent country to the extent that we rely on other nations to supply our wants and needs.'
BAMW: I propose a toast to truly American beer
According to the Brewers Association, there are over 2,700 craft breweries in the U.S., many of which serve authentic American-brewed, American-owned beer.
BAMW: All American Coupon Book saves you money on American products
I was delighted to find out that there is a new all-American coupon book that focuses on helping consumer patriots save money on American-made goods while we fulfill the obligation that many of us feel in supporting American jobs and the American economy with our purchases.
BAMW: Coming soon: The first-ever 'Buy American' shopping show!
The fine folks at BuyDirectUSA.com are on a mission to give patriotic-minded people like you and me a QVC-style program we can watch that features only American-made goods made by only American-owned companies! It's called the Buy American Shopping Show and it's coming soon!
BAMW: Stop the free trade madness and protect Buy American provisions
Right off the bat, it's important to know that the TPP would make any "Buy American" or "Buy Local" laws or preferences illegal. The benefit, we are told, in waiving Buy American procurement policies is that we would avoid potential "Buy Malaysia" laws from Malaysia, "Buy Singapore" laws from Singapore, etc.
BAMW: Stay active and motivated with sport & fitness accessories
If you’re the type of person that has a passion for fitness or sports - or if you simply like to stay active - and you like to listen to music on your mp3 or smartphone while doing it, you’ll want to take a look at four new American-made products in the USA Shop by American-owned Topcor that are sure to help keep you motivated.
Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts
Domestic automakers tend to pay more in taxes, because they have been around for a century and typically do not get the huge tax breaks foreign automakers do when they open new plants in the United States, said Simmermaker. Foreign car companies have built U.S. plants with imported steel, gotten financing from banks in their home countries and avoided paying duties on imported parts.
U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing
One of the world's biggest clothing buyers, the United States government spends more than $1.5 billion a year at factories overseas, acquiring everything from the royal blue shirts worn by airport security workers to the olive button-downs required for forest rangers and the camouflage pants sold to troops on military bases.
BAMW: 2014 New Year’s Resolution for Congress: Stop Funding Foreign Factories!
The Buy American Project is a new non-profit organization -- founded by the author of this article - that focuses on emphasizing to our legislators the advantages of Buying American to our nation. The issues raised in this article represent examples of what we talk about to both Republicans and Democrats in Washington when we advocate and discuss pro-Buy American legislation with members of Congress.
BAMW: Order a "Buy American!" shirt, and get unlimited books for just 5 bucks each!
Just pick the shirt color and size that you like, and then add any number of Roger Simmermaker's two books to your order for just $5.00 - postage paid!
BAMW: When 'Made in America' doesn't mean American made
Our federal government has failed to establish reasonable labeling standards to properly educate American consumers so they can make buying decisions based on their own personal values. There are numerous loopholes in the current Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) guidelines according to the research of Michele Nash-Hoff, author of Can American Manufacturing be Saved?
BAMW: Show your support for John Ratzenberger’s new American Made TV Series!
John Ratzenberger is back and he’s starting a new TV series called John Ratzenberger’s American Made. You may also remember John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin the mailman on Cheers or his many voice parts in Pixar’s feature films like Toy Story and the Cars series.
BAMW: Uniquely American Christmas ideas from the USA Shop!
If you haven’t visited the USA Shop link on the ‘How Americans Can Buy American’ website lately, you might be in for a pleasant surprise if you’re looking for exclusive American-made goods that are often found nowhere else.
Goodwill project is built almost entirely of domestic materials
Roger Simmermaker, the Central Florida author of "How Americans Can Buy American," said what Walmart is doing, as well as the Williams Company in West Melbourne, show the issue still resonates strongly with Americans. "Typically, when you ask people, do they prefer American goods when price and quality are the same, they'll say 'yes,'" said Simmermaker. "Businesses see those polls," Simmermaker said, "and they're more in tune to play the 'Made in the USA' card if you will."
BAMW: Despite patriotic pledge, Walmart threatens to destroy another American-made company
The folks at ENER-GEL know that small manufacturing companies are vital to the growth and prosperity of America. Over the past 20 years, they’ve created American jobs and purchased raw materials, packaging, and equipment from other American companies. Walmart’s dismissal of this family-owned American company will unfortunately have job-loss ripple effects on these other domestic producers beyond ENER-GEL unless patriotic-minded Americans move to support them when possible.
BAMW: How to bolster pro-Buy American legislation
To help make sure Washington gets the message about the powerful and positive impact that Buying American has on our economy, a non-profit, appropriately named the Buy American Project, has been founded to encourage our legislators to support common-sense, pro-Buy American legislation.
BAMW: Top quality cooking for around your kitchen or your campfire
More and more Americans today deplore the practice of outsourcing solely to take advantage of selling to the American market while undercutting American producers who proudly employ American workers. Few American companies have exclusively employed only Americans for longer than Jacob Bromwell has.
BAMW: The future of foot care - made in America!
When I used the Footmate System for the first time, I felt a tingling sensation and the feeling of greater blood circulation in my legs.
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