I look for satisfaction of my needs and quality. I do not subscribe to the "buy American just to buy American" mentality. First, the public is ignorant as to what portion of the "American" goods they consume are actually designed/engineered/manufactur ed/owned overseas, and vice versa.Just read an article titled "Study: Shoppers Might Avoid Buying American-Made Clothing To Save A Few Bucks".
Question to the peanut gallery.
How many of you proactively check to see where the items you buy are manufactured? Cars and brand name electronics aside, do you pick up a shirt and check to see where it was made? Shoes?
I just felt like the title was oddly worded. When I shop for clothes, there are 2 considerations:
-do I like the way it looks
-is it an acceptable price
Deciding not to buy something because it is too expensive, and it just happens to be American made, is not the same as "avoiding buying american".
Second, that mentality is a large part of what got the American car companies in trouble. They counted on people buying American, regardless of what cars were best, and the quality kept going down, and people finally said screw it. They had the ability all along, they were just lazy. That is evidenced by how quickly they were able to get their act together.