Our Economy has been falling. What happens when we fall?
America is facing adversity. The American unemployment rate is at 7.8% and millions of citizens are out of work. 46.7 million Americans are on food stamps and 53% of recent college graduates cannot find work. Also, a national debt over $16.1 trillion continues to pile up. Our economy is falling.
Many feel the U.S. economic recovery should be left in the hands of our friends in Washington. Our leaders have welcomed this idea as many have proposed legislation and plans for economic growth. All of this takes time. After this, even more time is spent as partisan sides are exchanging opposing ideas. Thus, nothing gets accomplished quickly.
If America is to rise out of its economic hardship, U.S. citizens must lend a hand to pick it up. Americans can make a difference and help our economy far more quickly than any of our friends in Washington. The difference our citizens can make is simple. It starts in buying USA Made items.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 314,633,365 American citizens (As of Oct 23, 2012). Imagine if every American citizen spent just $100 a year on USA Made items. This would create over $31.4 billion in revenue. That number alone creates thousands of American jobs. These are jobs that will help citizens get off food stamps, college graduates will find work, and these jobs will improve our national debt. Also, these jobs could be created while our leaders in Washington are still proposing plans and legislation.
With the United States manufacturing more items today than any other time in its history, finding USA Made items shouldn’t be a hassle for consumers. In fact, America makes more than $7.1 trillion worth of goods each year which is more than China, Germany, Japan, or any other country on earth. 70% of the American economy is driven by consumer spending which means Americans are clearly spending. Think of the many jobs that can be created if that 70% of consumer spending was spent on USA Made items only.
So what do we do when America faces adversity?
We do what Americans always have done. We take a stand. We manufacture American Made items. We buy American made items such as notepads, pens, and paper. This country even manufactures American Made toilets! Please invest in our future. We will overcome the obstacle of the economy in time. We can do it together. This is our economy.
We get back up. That's what All Americans do.
About the Author:
Logan Beam is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the All American Clothing Co. A graduate of Wittenberg University, Logan is passionate about starting a career that allows him to make a difference in the creation of U.S. jobs. As a writer his work has been featured on CBS Moneywatch, The Boston Globe, Fox Business, and many other publications.