The American People: The Real Key to Helping Businesses Make It In America

A recent Huffington Post article by Rep. Steny Hoyer states that Innovation is the key to help businesses make it in America. Congressman Hoyer states that America can continue to lead the global economy into the twenty-first century only by “tapping into our tradition of innovation.”

He taps into his argument with a statement that China and other countries are investing more dollars in science, technology, engineering, and math at record levels in an attempt to build a global leading workforce. He states that competitors across the world are investing in their future and we cannot fall behind. Congressman Hoyer even brings former President Clinton into the argument with the topic and title of his recent novel ‘Back to Work, its time Americans got into the future business again,’ stating that ‘our economic future will be fueled by our limitless energy to innovate.’

Hoyer believes the best way to innovate is through House Democrats` Make It In America plan. The plan aims to restore certainty to American businesses and help them expand so they can create jobs and compete with the global economy. He also mentions that the Make It In America plan combines tax reform and encourages manufacturers to move production back to the United States with investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure.  Hoyer ends his piece with a patriotic speech about capturing the spirit that long made the U.S. the worlds innovation leader and that there is no limit to what we can do. He then leaves all responsibility on what ‘we’ can do in Congresses` hands saying, ‘It`s up to Congress to embrace that future and make it possible.’

I believe Congressman Hoyer may have some good insights, but his proposition in leaving all control in the hands of Congress is wrong. Like many other Americans he chooses to leave this issue the hands of the government. It`s not entirely Congresses` responsibility to make sure America continues to lead the global economy and create ways for manufacturers to innovate. It`s the American people who are the real key to helping businesses make it in America.

There are also plenty of businesses still making it here. Essentially, we manufacture more products today than at any other time in our history. Yes, we manufacture more items today than the days of the Industrial Revolution. Yes, American manufacturers are still finding ways to innovate on their own. Yes, there are manufacturers who are choosing to stay and make it in America. Truth be told, America still makes more than 1.7 trillion dollars worth of goods each year which is more than China, Germany, Japan, or any other country on earth according to Yul Kwon.

I believe that we as a society have a tendency to assume that Congress and our government should do something about the problems we face. Even our political figures like Rep. Steny Hoyer feel the same way when he states that it`s up to Congress to make something happen in regards to American Manufacturing. The truth is that American citizens can do something about it. Actually, American citizens can make an even larger impact than Congress as the following numbers show. If 300,000,000 American citizens spent only $500 on the necessities of USA Made clothing and groceries alone, it would create an estimated $150 billion in revenue. This number alone will create thousands of jobs and help businesses make it in America.

Helping businesses make it in America is something that we can do together as a nation. As Hoyer puts it, ‘there is no limit to what we can achieve and the future we can create.’  We built this nation before by consuming our own items during the Industrial Revolution. We have come together against every obstacle this nation has faced. We have progressed together year after year. Why can`t we make the difference and be the real key to helping businesses make it in America? Why can`t the American people be the difference? It has never been congress`s sole responsibility to capture the American spirit and improve the hardships we have faced as a nation.  It has always been we the people who can embrace hardships and achieve the future we want to create.

Logan

Remembering Neil Armstrong: ‘The Eagle Has Landed.’

Houston, Tranquility, Base Here, The Eagle has landed” were the words of Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969 when Apollo 11 landed him and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. on earth`s moon.

And nearly 43 years later from that special day, Neil Armstrong has landed in his final resting place. He passed away this past Saturday at the age of 82. May he forever live on as an inspiration to us all.

The United States mission Armstrong is remembered for will always  be considered one of the most influential moments in American history. Apollo 11 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida on July 16th and was the 5thmanned mission and 3rd lunar mission of NASA`s Apollo program.

The crew was made up of Neil Armstrong as Commander, Edwin Aldrin as Lunar Module Pilot, and Michael Collins as Command Module Pilot. Armstrong and Aldrin landed in the Sea of Tranquility where they became the first humans to walk on the Moon July 21, 1969.

With the words, “That`s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong stepped his first steps on the moon alongside Aldrin, sealing a major accomplishment for the United States. As space shuttle astronaut Nicole Stott recently said on Twitter, “His one small step will inspire generations to come.”

As Armstrong said in a 1995 speech, “There are places to go beyond belief.” And with those words, there`s an inspirational message. Perhaps the inspiration Neil Armstrong gave us was the idea that anything is possible.

Anything is possible if we chase our dreams and reach for those places beyond our beliefs. Who knows? A dream come true may feel like walking on the moon.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

Americans Spent $43.2 Billion Online in Second Quarter

According to comScore, online e-commerce sales reached $43.2 billion during the second quarter in the United States. A number that reaches up 15% compared to the second quarter a year ago.

I recently read this information and quickly asked myself, “What if Americans spent that $43.2 Billion on only USA Made items per quarter?” Americans are obviously spending a huge amount of funds online so the argument of USA Made items being too expensive is out of the question.

If all Americans spent this amount of $43.2 Billion online per quarter on USA Made items, it would create $172.8 Billion in profits. $172.8 Billion a year will benefit the economy immensely and create thousands of American jobs.

So, what do you think is keeping citizens from buying USA Made items online?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.

All American Clothing Co. is Proud to Ship FPO and APO Addresses to Military Personnel!

In an effort to help ship quality USA Made clothingto military personnel, we have made FPO and APO shipping available for families to send their loved ones an All American gift.  Military men and women can also place orders online from overseas. In addition, there will be a 10% discount cost on all orders sent to an APO/FPO address.

Consumers and military personal can make shipping arrangements by placing orders at www.allamericanclothing.com. If shoppers are in need of any assistance, please call our customer service desk at 888.937.8009. We will always do our best to assist and help customers with the shipping arrangements.

The employees at the All American Clothing Co. have remained passionate about making a difference in something much bigger than them. That ‘something’ is job creation for fellow American citizens. Offering a passion and a USA Made product in today`s economy has made job creation possible for Americans across the country.

Now, with the addition of FPO and APO shipping the All American Clothing Co. is helping the Americans at home to show their passion not only for jobs, but also so for family and friends who are in the U.S. military.

Thank you to all military men and women for your sacrifices.

Logan

All American Clothing Co.