I found this little gem floating around in cyberspace a couple of years ago. I save some pretty weird stuff sometimes.
Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN)
for 6 a.m. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with
his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN
and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA)
he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO)
to see how much he could spend today.
After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio
(MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY)
and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless
day, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his
sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine
(MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA),
and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job
This really isn't exaggerated all that much. It's a sad state of affairs that will take a real concerted effort by ALL Americans to correct. The way things are going, we won't even have enough jobs left in the U.S. for our illegal alien workers. Hey! That's it! We don't have to fix that problem. Time will fix it for us! Maybe I should run for President!! Now, what to do about that Iraq situation.
I first posted this on Friday, March 28, 2008. I know that a few of you long-time followers have seen it, but most have not. I don't mean to imply that all the blame goes to consumers, but a good portion of it does. It might be to late to save many things, but surely we can at least try to save the things we still do make here. Buy American when you can and be part of the solution, instead of part of the problem!
Looking at the map in the picture above, does anyone else notice who's missing from the list of countries with the highest standard of living? In case you can't read the small print, here are the top ten countries: Iceland, Norway, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands, and France. Where are we??? I could have sworn that we used to be at the top, guess I was dreaming.