Buy America stems from Birmingham Alabama. In the last sixteen years, there are over five million fewer manufacturing jobs, with nearly one hundred thousand of them disappearing from Alabama. Of the over two thousand jobs created in the last year, not many were manufacturing.
The solution, according to Buy America, is to invest in companies producing American made products. Proponents assert that this would result in more jobs with more secure workers, and result in stimulating the economy. Overall, political candidates should think about this when developing domestic economic policy.
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In Alabama, Proof that Buy America Works