LETTER: Keep money, jobs here

The United States is practically giving away money and job positions to foreign countries while we purchase 87 percent of our goods
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

 

The United States is practically giving away money and job positions to foreign countries while we purchase 87 percent of our goods and other merchandise from overseas. Many issues will arise from this rate of trade if we do not take action and start buying products made in America We need to keep our money in circulation around our country.

The last thing our people need is to lose their own jobs. Many people will blame this on the owners of a company, but the problem is beyond them. The economy is bad which leaves less money for every person or business; this leaves company owners no choice but to cut positions fir which they cannot pay. The demand for factory workers is low because most of our products are made overseas, and this means the work is done overseas. It's now no longer needed in the U.S. Not only is money from the U.S. lost, but at the same time, money is gained in foreign countries because of our consistent reliance on their products. In this situation, the U.S. loses money and other countries gain power and money.

The reason the U.S. started to purchase products from overseas was because the products are less expensive. After all of the troubles with the products though, this is no longer true. The foreign-made products are made quickly and cheaply or of lesser quality and many times have defects that could be dangerous and make a product less desirable.

We, as Americans, need to step up to keep our money in our country and support our neighbors. We can't help that the U.S. purchases so many of our products from foreigners, but what we can do is slow the imports of goods and merchandise from overseas. Buy American made. Save jobs and support the economy.

Hannah Oeder

Milan