It would be great to buy American for a change! I get tired of walking into a store to purchase something, any type of clothing for example, and while looking at the label, all I ever see is “Made in China”, or India, or Indonesia, or Mexico, and even Vietnam…most countries in the world, except the United States!
And the quality of the products? I don’t even believe that “quality” has anything to do with manufacturing anymore! I’m convinced that business schools tossed it out of their lexicon decades ago!
So let’s hope that when The Don gets the job done and brings some manufacturing back home, we see big, bright, red-white-and-blue labels on everything, and that whatever it is we buy, it lasts for a while…and by the way, does what the company says it will do.
Picking up on President Trump’s “America First” Inauguration theme, more and more Americans now believe they should “buy American,” and they want the administration to do more to help American firms at home.
The latest Rasmussen Reports poll found that 83 percent believe they should buy American. And 38 percent said buying in the U.S. is “very important.”
However, a majority, 52 percent, think the government is a weak partner with American businesses.
Rasmussen said, “52 percent of Americans don’t think the government does enough to protect U.S. manufacturers and businesses from foreign competition. Just 11 percent think the government does too much to protect American businesses, while 24 percent think the level of government protection is about right.”
Other key findings:
— 63% of Republicans say the government is not doing enough to protect domestic manufacturers and businesses, compared to 45% of Democrats.
— The more importance one attaches to buying American, the more likely they are to think the government’s not doing enough to protect domestic businesses and manufacturers.
— By a 73% to 16% margin, Americans believe it is more important to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States than it is to keep prices low for U.S. consumers.
— Voters think Trump will do better than former President Obama when it comes to protecting U.S. jobs and creating new ones.