Here’s the problem; where does one “Buy American?” I’ve found some jeans online thanks for a friend that sent me a link. What about electronics? Is RCA “American” anymore? Radio Corporation of AMERICA. They have their goods made in China like everyone else these days. When Sam Walton was alive WalMart promoted the fact that they bought American made products whenever they could. But they were sued over the truth (lack of it) and they stopped saying it.
I want to buy American, like a nice leather motorcycle jacket. But a Schott Leather Jacket (which is something I would really like) costs nearly $600! That’s a lot of money for this American of average income. Am I really dedicated enough to buying American to putting out this kind of money?
But also available on Amazon.com is another leather motorcycle jacket, made of cowhide and looking nearly identical to the Schott. This jacket is sixty bucks ($60)! That’s an awfully big difference!
So do I buy the Schott and enjoy being able to say I bought American or do I buy the Jafrum and use the difference to buy an iPhone (which is not made in the USA)?
Like my idea for a military veteran based media company, I would love to see The American Mall, even if online. The mall map we’re all used to, except that the store icons are portals to Military Veteran Stores that sell everything from comics to clothing, movies to motorcycles and so much more. One day I hope to facilitate that concept. But until then, buying American may be a challenge.