FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning Patricia Gladding--P894219
August 11, 1997
John W. Olsen,
Tamar H. MacFadyen,
Office of the Secretary, Federal Trade Commission,
RE:LABELING, "MADE IN USA POLICY COMMENT"
In regard to the watering down of this labeling, I suggest we do not let the Federal Trade Commission make such a mistake. Where is the the pride of the American? It's the American government that we need to support to keep jobs in this country for our own people to perform.
Products need to be manufactured in this country and assembled here as well. When this is intact, then we can be proud of the American labeling and what it represents. It's a shame when foreign labels are the best product in the field and certainly not constructed with USA parts or labor. Watches, for instance, are all made overseas. Much of our electronic equipment such as stereos, radios, and televisions are made in Japan or elsewhere. Sony, a Japanese made product, for instance, is the top of the line in electronic equipment. Another matter, is that you often can not get a pair of ladies slacks, "Made in USA" that has side pockets without paying a much higher price than those made in China or Hong Kong. Therefore, I ?support HCR 80 and oppose the FTC's proposed dilution of the "Made in USA" label.
Although the FTC accepted written arguments until August 11, 1997, I am submitting this letter is consideration for the argument against dilution of the labeling "Made in USA" and supporting HCR 80. Let us not make a mockery of our country and the American people. We do not need to export any more of our jobs and should try to bring back many of those already exported. The morality of the American public should consider the dollar important, it should not cost us American jobs.