To the Brave Americans in Afganistan – The 76th ERS Squadron

We couldn’t be more proud and more grateful to have received a flag flown by USA troops in Afghanistan. All of us at All American Clothing are excited that the young men and women saving lives over there would take the time to send us an American flag. It means so much.Made in USA Flag flown in honor of All American Clothing

To the 76th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron:  At your request, we sent your squadron t-shirts and socks a few months ago. We the people of the United States wanted you to know we are  proud of you and we are genuinely appreciative of what you accomplish each day. You, the 76th, save lives. The flag we received was flown during a mission that saved two lives and 3 assisted recoveries. You saved the lives of 5 people and assisted in the effort of “Operation Enduring Freedom”. The 76th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron matters. You young men and women saving those lives matter. The people who were saved also matter. And what you are doing for your country matters.

Thank you 76th. We are proud of you.  We are honored that you took the time to send us a flag. That also matters to us. The flag will be displayed now and forward in of honor of all of you.

Be Safe

The Employees of All American Clothing Company

Who pays for……..?

If you will assume for just a moment that taxes is where we get the money for FIREMEN, POLICEMEN, MILITARY PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, YOUR HEALTH INSURANCES (MEDICARE AND MEDICADE), EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, TEACHERS, SOCIAL SECURITY, HIGHWAYS, ETC, ETC. IN ADDITION THERE ARE MANY FORMS OF TAXING THAT PAY FOR THE AFORMENTIONED NEEDS.

You pay with payroll money (if you have a job). You receive money if you don’t have a job (at least for awhile). You pay a tax for USA  products and services. You and the companies in this country pay sales tax, payroll tax, property tax, etc. etc. Of course, you may not agree with every thing mentioned and how the money is used. But taxes are a big part of what pays for most of the above in one way or another.  Working people pay these taxes and active manufacturing or service companies pay for the taxes.

Whether you agree with all of this or not, for just one moment tell me how you expect life to stay the same or get worse if we don’t pay taxes. Do you think there might be some future interest in keeping the benefits mentioned in the first paragraph? Do you think keeping jobs and companies in the United States might be important regarding the maintenance of our current standard of living? Do you agree with the fact that we have to pay for this standard of living? Do you think buying USA Made might be your way of fixing this situation?

How long will you need to wait????

A report came out of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) last week on Yahoo news. It is a good article, I suggest you take a look (click here). The BCG’s prediction is that the world economy is changing in our favor and they believe we will experience more USA products manufactured in the USA around 2015. They believe the  rest of the world’s production cost will rise and thus we will be able to compete. However I suggest that in todays world economy the USA is not growing jobs… so what are we going to do for the next 4 years when we start to see legitimate and solid changes that actually include more solid job growth and production in the USA. What will we do until 2015 while foreign manufacturing adjusts to inflation. What are you going to do about it???  More to come…..

Lawson

China or Washington DC…

I am curious… how many of you are more concerned about China and their business antics than you are  about our own governments lack of effort to protect USA Made companies and jobs?

When I mention our government’s actions, I am talking about what seems to be a lack of effort to make adjustments that adequately protect against poorly handled tariffs,  importing tax laws, allowance of foreign owned manufacturing being charged less tax, etc. etc.

I believe the majority of  competition is not the USA manufacturers as much as it is coming from our own government. Our government seems to be offering  foreign companies an advantage that puts them into a better financial position than our USA Made companies. That might be one of the reasons you are experiencing a loss of an adequate tax base and a loss of USA  jobs.

Your thoughts?    … Lawson Nickol