|From: Donna Evans by way of
"Gregory E. Hales"
Date: 7/28/97 1:46pm
Subject: Made in the USA
As an american consumer, I am appalled that the very agency that is supposed to protect us in this area was actually considering lowering the standards on Made in the U.S.A. labels. When I purchase these products I want to know that I am getting 100% Made in the U.S.A. products. I purchase these products to help American workers and to protect American jobs. I also have found that the quality is far superior to anything purchased from Mexico or oversees.
After reading some of the comments made by manufacturers, I can see why they want the change to be made. They want it both ways. They want to use cheap labor and/or materials and still have the right to say that it was Made in the U.S.A. They basically want to enhance their bottom line at our expense. I have no problem with a company making money but not based on some "lie" or ability by the manufacturer to hide the true origin of the materials and/or labor.
We are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. The reason we always had such a strong middle class with strong purchasing power was due to our manufacturing base. Between NAFTA and GATT, we have almost killed this segment of our society.
Let's not drive a stake through its heart by rewarding those that would take American jobs oversees and still allow them the coveted Made in the U.S.A. label. This is wrong by anyone's standards.
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