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Topic: Buy America, Buy MIddletown?
Posted By: Middletown News
Subject: Buy America, Buy MIddletown?
Date Posted: Jan 31 2009 at 3:25pm

Is the 'Buy American' provision in the stimulus plan anti free trade?
Should Middletown write a law to promote Buy Middletown?
 
Would it hurt our economy and bring inflation due to higher costs of goods?
Or will it protect jobs and get things growing again?


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Posted By: Lebanonian
Date Posted: Jan 31 2009 at 7:58pm
Re: Buy Middletown. That was pretty off the wall. What the heck is even *made* in Middletown today? It's post industrial desolation, baby! Ouch

I do favor including Canada in the goodness. They're practically the snow covered northern suburb of the US. Tongue Seriously, they would be OK to include because they have a similar standard of living to the US, IE, similar wage levels, and they trade extensively with the US already.

Offshoring has gutted the US economy over the last 25 years by the US dealing with closed markets that don't want to buy stuff. We probably need a degree of new protectionism to create new jobs - trade policy has been hugely lopsided and needs to swing back.

"Buy American" is not just a xenophobe's position, it's a survival tactic.


Posted By: Middletown News
Date Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 12:44pm
Oh, I don't know, maybe buy things made with AK Steel, got to Middletown's Atrium One Hospital, Eat at Barbque Junction, use Wausau papers, get your car fixed in Middletown, get service from Computer Service Now in Middletown, buy a car in Middletown, Hire a Middletown Attorney, Bank in Middletown, buy your groceries in Middletown, shop Middletown (even the Towne Mall).
 
Every little bit helps. Spend as much of your hard earned cash in Middletown. (and Monroe)


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Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 1:50pm
Hey, I think Jonathan has a point. How hard is it to spend more of your dollars in Middletown, Monroe, Franklin areas. Seek out all the area restaurants and go there.

Make a plan to buy your gas in Middletown. That's pretty easy.
Buy your groceries in Middletown. Keep our retail workers employed.
Just support local businesses, please.

The job you save may be your own.

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Posted By: Pacman
Date Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 2:56pm
Get a Hair Cut------Great Clips
Get your Car washed----Elliott Auto Bath
Ship A Package----Box & Shipping Center
Buy Clothes------Kohls, Target
Eat A Dinner-----Olive Garden, Applebees, O'Charleys
Buy An Appliance-----Sears or Lowes
Buy A Car-------Guyler, Piersons
Get Gas-----BP, Speedway, Sunoco
Get Lunch---Arby's, Wendy's, McD's
Coffee----Kidd Coffee
Get a Workout----TAC
Buy Office Supplies----Staples
Oil Change-----Midas, Integrity
Mexican Groceries and Lunch---La Raza
and on and on and on.
 
SUPPORT YOU LOCAL RETAILERS.
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 3:48pm
Here - Here

Post your business and product or service here for free!


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Posted By: Mike_Presta
Date Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 6:55pm
Kidd Coffee??  Isn't the nearest one in Monroe??


Posted By: Pacman
Date Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 8:03pm
http://www.kiddcoffee.com/middletown.htm - http://www.kiddcoffee.com/middletown.htm


Posted By: spiderjohn
Date Posted: Feb 02 2009 at 9:09am
uh----
y'all act like this
BUY MIDDLETOWN--SUPPORT YER LOCAL BUSINESSES
is some new concept that you just originated.
 
Where have you been for the last 20 years?
Maybe if you had supported a lot of local entities more, they would still be here today!
 
Still--all support is greatly appreciated, and your local businesses channel a large % of the $$$ back through jobs, purchasing and community support.


Posted By: arwendt
Date Posted: Feb 02 2009 at 9:19am

As far as the proposed provision in the stimulus bill: I think a "buy American" program coming from the Gov could be very dangerous. However a slight attitude change in the people could be very helpful in my opinion.



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Posted By: Mike_Presta
Date Posted: Feb 02 2009 at 10:28am
Pacman:
I stand (actually, I sit) corrected!!
The last few times I went by there, they certainly appeared to be closed. 
This is great news.  My wife really likes their "grogg" blend of coffee beans, but it was too risky to go to Monroe to purchase same.  (One would have to drive by the dangerous "old" coke plant to get there. LOL)
 
Thank you for pointing this out!


Posted By: Pacman
Date Posted: Feb 02 2009 at 8:15pm
Hell Wendt Buy China sure has not served us well has it? 


Posted By: anytimemonroe
Date Posted: Feb 07 2009 at 5:19am
Join a gym.... Anytime Fitness in Monroe.

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Posted By: arwendt
Date Posted: Feb 09 2009 at 8:10am
Originally posted by Pacman Pacman wrote:

Hell Wendt Buy China sure has not served us well has it? 


Never meant to imply that it had.

Just saying that like almost everything else a "buy America attitude" would work best if it came from the people and not that messed up bureaucracy in Washington.





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Posted By: Middletown News
Date Posted: Feb 09 2009 at 10:08am

While I don't think we should start a protectionist program in this country, we can encourage local businesses and government to buy local.

I encourage all to buy from your fellow Middletown area business person. This can help infuse more money in the local economy.

Its the local economy that I am most concerned about at this time.



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Posted By: VietVet
Date Posted: Feb 10 2009 at 10:32am
Speaking of buying Middletown and supporting the local merchants- Anyone know why the city bought four pick-up trucks from Bob Ross, an out of town dealership? The Ford, Chevy, (Score-Dodge truck dealership is out of business)dealerships wouldn't give the city a good deal? Hard to believe that in these economic times the locals would not want to be the lowest bidders just to move the trucks.


Posted By: Middletown News
Date Posted: Feb 14 2009 at 1:59pm

Is there room for other restaurants in Middletown. With the Barbeque Junction out of business, where can you go for a decent sit down barbque?

I think any restaurant near I-75 and 122 would do just fine.


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Posted By: MadisonMom
Date Posted: Feb 14 2009 at 2:02pm
The Florentine in downtown Germantown has the best ribs I have ever eat.
I have never had a bad meal there. Great salads, the works.



Posted By: Pacman
Date Posted: Feb 14 2009 at 4:36pm
Vet I think they buy those vehicles under a State contract to get favorable pricing.


Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Feb 20 2009 at 10:31am
AK's Top Man Wainscott is in favor of Buy America!

He said after a speech at Xavier the "buy American" provisions in the $787 billion federal stimulus plan are common sense.



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Posted By: arwendt
Date Posted: Feb 23 2009 at 1:26pm
I saw that and wondered to myself, if an issue this complex was common sense, what if antyhing would not qualify as common sense? Again IMO when the US. Gov writes that sort of thing into law it can stir up all sorts of trading problems for us worldwide. We could easily end up losing more jobs out of retaliatory trade sanctions than this could ever save. Just my two cents.

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