Ask around and you’ll learn what we learned when assembling our team and defining the basic and specific goals and objectives of UpWithAmerica: Being uninformed is the surest path to poverty and bondage. Today’s technology actually offers Americans heretofore impossible connections to accurate information - but today’s technology also offers Americans the change to “opt out” - to use technology to create more and lazier “couch potatoes.”
Just 50 years ago, American made products and services were the envy of the world - in fact, after soundly defeating Japan in World War II, we reinvested heavily to help them become a competitor on the World Stage and indeed, by the early 1970's, they were successfully competing with their benefactors. Today, through a lethal combination of excessive greed on the part of stockholders and employees alike and excessive taxation
and regulation on the part of our government, American products are at least “perceived” as not as good - and are often most definitely more expensive.
Well if you care about saving your country - and our guess is that you must since you’ve discovered this website and are examining what we’re all about - UpWithAmerica has a non-threatening, sure-bet solution that only YOU can make happen! Because only YOU can choose what to buy and from whom to buy it. Buying Genuine American-Made products and services will have an instant impact on our economy and the lives of your friends and family.
You Can Help Today: Buy American / Create Jobs
In the coming days, weeks and months, the staff of UpWithAmerica will continue to build and present to you our comprehensive list of Genuine American Made products and services - and where to purchase them. Certainly, we would not expect you to purchase products of inferior quality, but we know if we all join together to Buy American - we can all join together to force a return to the prices and quality that must be a fundamental element of a free and successful society. Our motto for this easy, exciting and fun challenge to America is the same as it was in the 18th Century: Peace . Plenty . Independence
If you’re shopping, bookmark us and come back soon. If you’re an American manufacturer, contact us today about joining our growing team of Genuine American Made producers!
Giant Asian factories are in high gear providing Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. Now, you can do something about it - You can give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands.
Surf American Before You Buy Elsewhere!
Even as we're completing our Genuine American Made system, there are a few websites to which you can turn right now to give you some guidance and direction as to where to purchase top-quality American-Made products. Here are just a few:
Gift Giving Outside The Box
Hair Cuts. Everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?
Gym memberships. It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
Car Detailing. Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
Other Services. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.
Dining Out. There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
Oil Change. How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?
Home Services. Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
Computer Tech Services. My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
More personal? Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Entertainment. How about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.