FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Brian Figurski--P894219
Office of the Secretary
Made in USA Policy Comment, FTC File No. P894219
As a salaried employee of one of the Big Three auto companies for twenty four years I have seen many changes take place. One of these changes is the loss of nonskilled labor jobs to a foreign labor market. As content laws change and jobs move overseas I am concerned that the United States will lose more nonskilled labor jobs and manufacturing capabilities.
As a consumer the words "Made in USA" means that fellow Americans are employed manufacturing goods. There is a certain amount of gratification and pride in buying products and knowing that you are helping fellow Americans and the economy. By changing the policy on content laws it would inevitably lead to jobs going out of the country with increased unemployment or a decrease in well paying jobs.
I urge you to keep the words "Made in USA" to mean exactly that. It should mean 100 percent of a good was manufactured in our country and not a percentage of it! If manufacturers want a global product it should be labeled as such and not try to deceive consumers. If you allow this policy to change companies will look for ways to circumvent the policy to their advantage.
As a citizen, I am interested in keeping my job, yours and other fellow tax paying Americans gainfully employed in this country. Please do not allow "Made in USA" to mean anything but that.