Skip to main content

View Diary: More Walmart suppliers found making clothes at site of deadly fire in Bangladesh (24 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  What Happened To "Buying American"? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OldDragon

    So long, long ago.

    ..."Buying American" campaign... An extremely patriotic person, Walton decided to do something about America's balance of payments problems in the mid-1980s. He launched a determined effort to market American-made products. Included in the effort was a willingness to find American manufacturers who could supply merchandise for the entire Wal-Mart chain at a price low enough to meet the foreign competition. Between March, 1985 and 1988 Wal-Mart claims to have purchased over $1.2 billion worth of goods under this program, producing 22, 3000 jobs in the United States.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (138)
  • Community (67)
  • Elections (26)
  • Environment (26)
  • Culture (24)
  • Science (23)
  • Media (23)
  • Law (22)
  • Civil Rights (22)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (21)
  • Josh Duggar (20)
  • Economy (19)
  • Labor (19)
  • Memorial Day (18)
  • Rescued (17)
  • Climate Change (17)
  • Ireland (17)
  • Marriage Equality (17)
  • Republicans (16)
  • Bernie Sanders (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site