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Florida Man Proudly Touts 'Buy American' Cause

Sunday, 04 Sep 2011 08:32 AM

A Florida man who walks the walk instead of just talking the talk when it comes to buying U.S.-made products has become the unofficial spokesman for buying American products.

Roger Simmermaker takes it right down to his shoes, as he steps out in footwear from New Balance, one of the few American manufacturers of athletic shoes, according to Florida Today.

Simmermaker, author of “How Americans Can Buy American,” explains his philosophy on the eve of Labor Day, when U.S. employment sticks at 9.1 percent and workers are fearful of the sluggish economy.

“It’s important to understand that workers in China don’t pay taxes to America,” Simmermaker tells Florida Today. “Only American workers do. And American companies typically pay twice as much in taxes to the U.S. Treasury compared with foreign-owned companies.”

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Simmermaker, of Orlando, an electronics technician at Lockheed Martin at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, finds it particularly galling that such conditions exists while U.S. consumers opt for the cheapest prices, sending money to China instead of keeping it at home.

The first edition of Simmermaker’s 1996 book, “How Americans Can Buy American — The Power of Consumer Patriotism,” listed about 7,500 products and services that came from American companies. Later editions list more than 16,000 U.S.-made products and services

Simmermaker, whose website touts the cause, www.howtobuyamerican.com also has a free retail E-guide featuring more than 2,500 American-made products from more than a dozen popular retail stores such as Dillard’s, The Home Depot, T.J. Maxx, and Costco.

“All of this has earned him a role as a spokesman for ‘Buy American’ causes. He is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week among others,” Florida Today reports.

His efforts also have brought him the designation as an American-made hero at AmericanMadeHeroes.com.

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