FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Gail Marie Perry--P894219
THE WHITE HOUSE
MEMORANDUM FOR: FTC (22)
FROM: SUE J. SMITH
SUBJECT: REFERRAL OF WHITE HOUSE BULK MAIL
Thank you for your continued hard work in ensuring responses to the Presidential letters and inquiries forwarded to your agency. The volume of mail that the President and Mrs. Clinton receive still remains unprecedented.
Please return any misreferrals to me at the following address:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 202/456-7486.
Thank you very much.
June 23, 1997
Dear President Clinton,
I am very concerned about the legislation and rulings coming out of Washington.
Made in the USA label has driven the buying habits of many a folk for many a year. Now we hear the Federal Trade Commission is about to change the meaning of "Made in the USA" label to, a percentage of last substantially transformed in the US. What kind of action is this to subject the American consumer to unknown origin of product with false labeling. Being born on Labor Day and a 13th generation American, this is an insult to my heritage. My family has always been part of the working class, for generations, we have always supported our fellow American workers. Who will be in charge of the oversight of percentages? Will there be money allocated for true oversight? Will there be a funded committee appointed to review, promulgate rules, and enforce the percentages? Or, will this be just another unenforceable deception on the American public.
What has happened to truth in advertising? To dilute the meaning of "Made in America" for the profit associated with the label, is UN-American.
Please do what you can to stop the FTC. I know the YOU support the working man. I know when my folk, in Broward County,, helped bring out the vote; we sold YOU as a friend to the working man. How could this be happening under YOUR watch? Is there a bill pending, or is this an agency decision by Jodie Bernstein, coughed up and pushed by business? Please help.
Gail Marie Perry
Gail Marie Perry