USA Really……….

So I was out and about doing some shopping and there is a huge display in our local Meijer’s of USA shirts and swimsuits, flip flops etc.

So I thought hey cool I might get a few and I picked them up and looked at where the shirts were made.

Well guess what it says USA all over it but it sure as hell wasn’t made in the USA unless Bangladesh somehow became part of the USA. So then I picked up the flip flops and they have USA Stamped on them real big red white and blue, and a nice sticker on them that says MADE IN CHINA. COME ON!!!! REALLY…..

So every person out there that you see wearing  a shirt or flip flops that have USA on them in red, white and blue. I just about bet it isn’t made in the USA. That is absolutely pathetic. That stuff that we try to show that we are so proud to live in the USA and so glad that we are the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave, but not a damn thing is made here to help keep the people in our own country employed.

It just really struck me wrong after the post about the companies that are in the USA. We have to support our own. Yes things may be a little bit more expensive, but if you really want to get down to the nitty gritty, so you are willing to pay less for something from over seas and keep someone from working in our own country.  This is one of those subjects that is touchy. I will be honest, I try my damndest to buy from USA companies.  I understand that something’s you just can’t. But what we have to do is try to change that. I grew up in a family that was very strict about only buying USA made products. I didn’t get to have the new Nike’s that all the kids had or whatever other new things. But you know what it didn’t kill me, I look back on that now and I understand why my dad wanted us to understand that. So I will leave it at this. The only way it is going to change is if we make it change. So lets make it change!

Make sure to go check out the post that Chris put up on Made in America Companies!

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10 thoughts on “USA Really……….

  1. Even though Harley parts come off a boat, at least the bikes don’t. Still made by Americans feeding American families.

  2. Yeah, when I found LEVI’S are now Made in China- I got all sick. Bad enough when they went to Mexico- now I would like to find things made in Mexico if I can’t buy American.

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  3. Yeah, when I found LEVI’S are now Made in China- I got all sick. Bad enough when they went to Mexico- now I would like to find things made in Mexico if I can’t buy American.

  4. I remember reading an article about China having a drop off box for used rubbers like in Trojan rubbers. They would take the rubbers and melt them down and make those rubber flip flops you see in the pics. Just thought I would add this. As for Harley Davidson…………”Fuck the Factory”!!

  5. The world is pretty crazy today, it is amazing when you check out the different components of cars and motorcycles. I always was a big believer in buy American, and stall am. Recently my wife’s Mini Cooper broke a timing chain, I fixed it myself. I was amazed at the parts that were made in the USA right down to the Delphi fuel injectors. I was also surprised to find out that my Mercury outboards have Bosch fuel injectors and fuel pumps. I live in Ohio near the biggest Honda plant in the country, they use mostly all local shops for components so there are actually there are more USA parts on a Honda than on my Corvette…go figure!

  6. I’m sure everyone has enough of everything for awhile. Leave all that China crap to rot on the shelf and maybe they will get the hint. Going shopping is a headache for me since the smell of the formaldehyde that they spray on everything that comes over here to keep it from getting moldy, is what really makes me sick. The fact that everything they make over there could easily be made over here with better quailty and think of the starving Americans that are dying for work maybe could get a job!

  7. My biggest bitch was all the people who ran out to sell flags and stuff like that all in the pretense of giving money to charities when you know dam well they weren’t. All in the name of $. Doug

  8. try your local HARLEY DEALER for items made in the USA. GOOD LUCK. I’VE LOOKED AT ALL TYPES OF ITEM IN THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP AND ITS ALMOST NONEXISTENT. EVEN THE LIFTERS ON THE NEW BIKES ARE MADE IN MEXICO. AND THE MOTORS SOUND LIKE CRAP. RED WING BOOTS ARE MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE. I GO OUT OF MY WAY TO BUY AMERICAN MADE, BUT SADLY A LOT OF MANUFACTURERS ARE HAVING THOSE COMMIES MAKE IT FOR EM.

  9. Speaking of Nike, if you need new athletic shoes New Balance is the only athletic shoe company still making shoes in the USA, since 1938… yes this stuff matters!

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