Wondering what you can do to 'stimulate' our economy???.........here's some good info!
One Light Bulb at a Time

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a
billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American ..
Good idea .. . . one light bulb at a time . . . .

Check this out . I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose
attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there.
They were made in USA . Start looking ..

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this
lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything ..

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand
I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price...

The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the
Everyday Value brand  was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio ..

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here..

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less
money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or
your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas  companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago)

Let's get with the program.....help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA

SHIP FROM CHINA - The Emma Maersk

What a ship....no wonder 'Made in China' is displacing North American goods big time with this floating continent transporting goods across the Pacific in 4 days no less!!!

This is how Wal-Mart gets all it's stuff from China . Get a load of this ship! 15,000 containers and a 207' beam! And look at the crew-size: 13 people for a ship longer than a
US aircraft carrier which has a crew of 5,000 men and officers.
Think it's big enough? Notice that 207' beam means it cannot fit through the Panama or Suez Canals . It is strictly transpacific. Check out the cruise speed: 31 knots means
the goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China-to-California run. So this behemoth is hugely competitive when carrying perishable goods
This ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that
can operate simultaneously.
Additional info:
Country of origin Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise Speed - 31 knots
Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3)
Crew - 13 people
First Trip - Sept. 08, 2006
Construction cost - US $145,000,000+
Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year

A recent documentary in late March on the History Channel noted that most all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY - yep you heard it right. We send
nothing back on most of these ships. What does that tell you about the current Financial State of the U.S.?
Almost 4 1/2 football fields long
That's 1/4 mile long
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq8wbXAR4ZQ&feature=sdig&et=125
Check this out,  Funny but true
Like many of you, I  have felt like a candle in the wind for too many years. Now we may have a champion for our cause.
If you haven't seen any of Diane Sawer's special news reports about buying American Please click on this link. It contains
multiple other links that might inspire you to think before you buy.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=diane+sawyer+buy+american&cp=16&pf=p&sclient=psy&rlz=1W1GGLF_en&aq=0l&aqi=&aql=&oq=Ddiane+Sawyer+Bu&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=1&cad=b

I'm sick of earing "its a global economy"
The only economy i care about is ours.
HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM
I don't have a degree in business or marketing but i think there is a way to solve this problem.
Here's my idea:
Imagine this:
If a product is completely made in the USA you would
pay no sales tax on it.
As a result of this Consumers will look for American made products.
The politicians will say "That will never work. How will we ever generate any tax revenue?
They may also say
"Who's going to pay for my re-election"
The answer to the tax shortfall is simple.
The consumer (YOU) will pay tax on anything made overseas. The amount of tax will have to be high enough to compensate for
the money  lost from  giving the tax break to American companies.
Again, what really makes this work is the fact that the consumer is going to look for products made in the USA.
As a result of this
true American companies will see their business skyrocket as people seek out American made products.
These
true American companies will have to hire more people to meet the demand for their products. Their business will be so
good that they will have to add on to their existing facilities.
The US economy will take off like never before, unemployment will cease to exist and people will have more money to spend on
all sorts of things. The US economy will be better than it has ever been.
The corporations that went to other countries will start bringing their factories back to the USA.
Foreign companies will also move their plants to the USA since they want a piece of the almighty American dollar.
Americans are the biggest consumers in the world. We buy more stuff than anyone else.