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Buying American crucial to our future

Mr. G. Michael Dobbs, allow me to humbly add my congratulations to the many you have already received on "buying American" and the dilemma the foreign trade situation has bestowed on our workers and our economy.

It is not so much the third world countries gathering huge profits; not the Chinese making all the "big bucks." It's the greedy executives and companies that are exploiting these people.

They even manufacture parts here and then assemble abroad and send the finished product back to our country.

Recently Mr. Jim Hoffer, president of the Teamsters Union, visited China. It is not known at this time what his efforts accomplished, but it's a start. The unions there are under the direction of the government, and you all know what that means.

The U.S. government must implement regulations and agreements that will stop the escalation of the monetary transgressions that are being perpetuated upon the hard working people of our great country.

The movement of jobs overseas (for cheap labor) is totally unacceptable.

It's being going on for many moons.

Every American should be concerned about this monetary trade transcendence; or none of us will be able to afford even Wal-Mart.

The ambiguous explanations of why our foreign trade system must go on, in its present form, is at best beneficial to large greedy companies.

It is not working.

There must be a system put into effect that will ensure continuity and balance for all the factions involved.

E. Anthony Mosio

Springfield