By Roger Simmermaker
"I have come to a resolution myself, as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make, be the difference of price what it may." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Thomas Jefferson
From 9/11 to the current debate about how to protect ourselves from toxic toys and tainted toothpaste and tires, many Americans are looking for ways to display their patriotism beyond flying the American flag. "How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism" shows them how to do it without having to spend extra time or money. Never before has there been such a strong link between patriotism and the pocketbook for so many American consumers.
It all comes down to "whose pockets are we lining?" Why not line our own? We must be able to pay for the things that "We, the People" have demanded from our country. Buying American benefits everyone. How? Workers in foreign countries don't pay taxes to America.
American-owned companies pay twice the amount of taxes as foreign-owned companies do. More taxes paid means more benefits reaped. Seventy-five percent of all federal spending goes to Social Security, Medicare, defense, education, farm subsidies, highways, parks and interest on the national debt.
" ... The book 'How Americans Can Buy American' is an invaluable guide to consumers who want to buy products made in American factories by American workers." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Pat Choate, Economist, nationwide radio talk show host
" ... While many have argued passionately that it is time to put America and Americans first, Roger Simmermaker, in "How Americans Can Buy American," shows us how. His book is a patriot's guide to shopping. The American worker and small businessman does not have a better friend." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Patrick J. Buchanan, author, commentator, syndicated columnist
" ... It's easy to say we should buy American but it's not easy to actually do it. 'How Americans Can Buy American' goes a long way toward turning a good idea into reality. It is essential for America to once again be as nearly a self-sufficient nation as possible. Mr. Simmermaker has performed a public service." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Charley Reese, syndicated columnist
" ... No American should leave home without a copy of 'How Americans Can Buy American.' It is a must guide for every consumer." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Gus R. Stelzer, retired senior executive, General Motors
" ... Is this an American-made product? Not an easy question to answer in some cases. While many products fall clearly into either the domestic or foreign category, many others fall into the murky, gray area. When some parts of a product are domestic and some are foreign, how should it be classified? And what about the question of company ownership? Is a product American if it is made in this country by a foreign-owned corporation? These are some of the questions addressed in "How Americans Can Buy American". This handy guide lists hundreds of consumer products and brand names, indexed alphabetically. Both brand names and companies are identified as either foreign or domestic-owned. "How Americans Can Buy American" is one of the most current and easiest to use guides for those consumers who want to make a conscientious effort to buy American." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å The Buy America Foundation
Over 500 pages, this book looks at a multitude of topics including outsourcing, NAFTA, the Federal Reserve, American companies doing the right thing and the true price of ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«savings.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ Meticulously documented, Simmermaker's book provides lists of hundreds of products along with their countries of origin to provide a guide for buying American. From appliances, electronics, clothing, office products, beauty aids, tools and more, the author makes a convincing case that Americans can indeed still BUY AMERICAN. No patriotic American should be without this book!
About the Author
Writer and public speaker Roger Simmermaker has a degree in electronics engineering technology and is president of his local Machinists Union (IAM&AW). He is also the author of books on consumer patriotism, including ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer PatriotismÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ and ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«My Company ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Tis of Thee: 50 Patriotic American Companies American Consumers Should Know About.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ Simmermaker is a regular commentator for WND. He also writes "Buy American Mention of the Week" articles for his own website, has been a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC and has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report, among many other publications.
- Paperback: 508 pages
- Publisher: Consumer Patriotism Corporation; Third edition (2008)
- ISBN: 0980118808
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.8 x 1.4 inches
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