“Made In China”…is that not all we see on labels anymore?
Before I move any further, let me just say this – I am not knowledgeable in the areas of politics, balanced trades, unbalanced trades, the American deficit, or any of the other economic hardships we face. I leave that to my husband. But. What I do know is this – when I go shopping for stuff, finding a “Made In USA” label is getting harder and harder to find these days. They’re almost obsolete. And if we do come across one, there’s a high chance that the components within that product are brought in from other countries.
Americans want cheap. I get that. I do too, especially in our current economic state, however. There is a price we’re paying for that “cheapness.” And that is, less jobs for the American people.
Alan Uke has released his new book, Buying America Back: A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity. In this book, Alan shares simple ways to help the American people impact our trade deficit, how to become more aware of the US trade problem and how to fix it.
Think about it for just a moment…Just like the labels on our food, don’t we want to know where our manufactured goods come from? Don’t we want to know if it’s “Good for America?”
After reading this book I’ve learned quite a bit about our current problems. I also feel confident in what Alan Uke proposes. This said; I pledge to make conscious spending choices, even if it means compromising my own purchases. I have three kids and 10 nieces and nephews (and their future) to worry about. I want them to live in a country that is flourishing with opportunities and I’m willing to make my sacrifices for them.
Visit www.BuyingAmericaBack.org and pledge to make conscious spending choices, sign the petition asking Congress to create a label telling us if it’s Good for America, or simply join the cause. And don’t forget to check out the “cool Labels” Alan Uke has in mind.
Buying America Back
A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity
By: Alan Uke
Release: April 9, 2012
Paperback / 164 pages
Cynics suggest that American manufacturing has reached the end of its road and is the price we pay for “globalization.” Alan Uke sees things differently. In Buying America Back he presents a solution that puts control in the hands of American consumers to make powerful buying choices to boos our economy and create jobs.
Uke has proposed a bill before Congress to update laws regulating the country-of-origin labels that appear on manufactured goods. When shopping to “Buy American” consumers need product tags with true and accurate details about where products really come from. Clear labeling information would also give consumers the choice to purchase products from countries that have good trade ratios with the U.S. This simple tag would help reinvigorate American industry by educating consumers to use the most effective tool they have – the power of the pocketbook.
Clear and enlightening. Buying America Back explains the problems of our manufacturing economy and encourages us to join a new consumer movement to take action as responsible consumers and conscientious citizens. American prosperity is not a thing of the past, and this book shows us the way back!
About the Author:
Alan Uke (pronounced UK) is a businessman in San Diego. He’s an entrepreneur, and a community leader. He provides hundreds of jobs and revenue for the San Diego area and has so for over 40 years. He’s also the architect of the successful federal Automobile Smog index.
Alan Uke started his company, Underwater Kinetics 41 years ago while attending the University of California at San Diego. He holds over 40 patents and exports his Scuba diving and industrial lighting products to over 60 countries. He won the Entrepreneur of the Year award for Consumer products from the Entrepreneur of the year Institute and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO).
Disclosure: I was provided with Buying America Back, for the purpose of my review. This was not a paid post nor did receiving product influence any ‘positive’ feedback. All thoughts, opinions and/or testimonials expressed on this post are solely my own.