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- Created on Sunday, April 28 2013 15:23
April 27, 2013 Welcome to Roger Simmermaker's “Buy American Mention of the Week” created specifically for consumer patriots who want to Buy American and contribute to a more-prosperous America.
Everyone has heard of outsourcing and offshoring, but not everyone realizes the negative economic consequences to the nation that results from the closing of domestic manufacturing plants and the shipping of those jobs overseas. Replacing American workers with foreign workers adds to our U.S. trade deficit, increases the unemployment rate, deprives our national treasury of tax revenue (workers in foreign countries don’t pay taxes to America), and puts the formerly employed Americans in unemployment lines which works to further drain our national treasury.
Perhaps still fewer Americans realize that there are ways to combat the offshoring of our jobs to other countries, either by supporting patriotic organizations that have a proven track record of fighting the offshoring trend, by simply becoming more educated about American choices as consumers, or both.
By visiting www.reshorenow.org, you can learn about and lend your support to an organization that has helped keep jobs in America by showing companies contemplating offshoring American jobs the total cost of doing so and how it might not make monetary sense. How does www.reshorenow.org sway these companies to stay in the United States?
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- Created on Saturday, April 13 2013 23:01
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Buy American Mention of the Week - All-American food and beverage
There’s a lot of talk these days about how America should not be dependent on foreign oil, but what about independence from other items like the food we eat and the beverages we drink? Isn’t that just as important, if not more so because we want to ensure our food products are safe to consume? As we import more of our food products from other countries, we want to be confident that they are produced with the same level of safety as food in the United States, but this is not always the case. If we can find domestic sources for our food, then we have one less thing to worry about when it comes to our health.
- Category: News
- Created on Tuesday, March 26 2013 14:02
- Posted or Written by: Beth Musgrave
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky House Democrats voted Monday night to override a gubernatorial veto of controversial legislation known as the [Troglodyte] "religious freedom" bill.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, declined to give a final tally for the vote to override Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of House Bill 279. The vote was taken behind closed doors in the House Democratic caucus late Monday. It was not clear if the full House was going to vote on the bill later Monday.
It takes 51 votes to override a gubernatorial veto. House Bill 279 passed the Democratic-controlled House 82-7 earlier this session. Monday was the 29th day of the 30-day session.
Stumbo said the discussion was heated.