Americans must demand U.S.-made goods to alter marketplace

February 2, 2014 

A recent letter appeared in the Herald about "buying only American-made products." I gave up looking for such merchandise a long time ago and I realize that America no longer manufactures or creates the essentials we use in our daily lives.

From safety pins to items of shoes and clothing, the business profiteers have found it is cheaper to use labor from Third World countries. There are no restrictions on the age of workers, no eight-hour work days, rest periods and lunch times, or health and safety protection.

We still pay the high prices for inferior-made products that will not stand the test of daily use and time. I think outsourcing is here to stay unless we, the consumers, demand and are willing to pay the price for quality American-made products.

Dolores A. Sauer

Palmetto

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