A letter writer (TNT, 11-7) urges shoppers to buy presents from small independent local shops. I most assuredly would do so if those merchants will stock their shelves with goods bearing the label “Made in USA.”
And if they can’t, or won’t, find American-made merchandise, most of my Christmas shopping will be in the form of extra donations made to various charitable causes that I support.
It may well be difficult for retailers to locate and purchase goods manufactured in this country. It will be even harder for those retailers to convince me that my shopping dollars should go to China, Mexico, Brazil or Italy.