Made In The USA???

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149


Over the years I have collected cartoons that have appeared in our local News Paper the Middletown Press.  One of the ones that I have not only saved, but is hanging up on my bulletin board is the one above. 


Without many words this cartoon speaks volumes of what is happening in our great country.  We have stopped being self sufficient, and now depend on other countries to provide the components that we need to produce the goods made in our factories.  It seems that everything from computers to cars maybe assembled here in the U.S., but it is foreign parts that are contained within them.

So the next time that you hear Made In The USA, take a closer look at what theMade In The USA was made with.



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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or

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Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

We need to build better product and have it being more competitive price wise...but I'm in full agreement!

Apr 23, 2012 12:29 PM #1
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I am not sure anything is totally  "Made in America" any more.  I think the cartoon says it all!  I think Clark's shoes are entirely made in America... that's all that comes to mind.

Apr 23, 2012 12:31 PM #2
Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

Hi George, the cartoon does say it all.  One really has to look for the "Made in USA" label these days.

Apr 23, 2012 01:21 PM #3
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


Well it made me laugh but it sure is a great commentary


Apr 23, 2012 02:18 PM #4
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I used to laugh at this types of cartoons. It is not so funny anymore. I have bloggred about this topic many times. There is not enough commitment in this country to "Buy American". I check every label, whenever humanly possible, I will buy made in America.

Apr 23, 2012 07:21 PM #5
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh gosh, this is so funny and so sad that it is true.  You're right about always taking a closer look.

Apr 23, 2012 08:21 PM #6
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

I bet it would be pretty hard to find something that doesn't have some part from a foreign country!

Apr 23, 2012 09:26 PM #7
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Don't worry!

If you need help with those foreign parts,

our Government is training a support staf.

Liberalism is a joke!

Foreign parts, foreign call centers, and the Secret Service goes to Colombia instead of Tonopha!

Is there no job our goverment finds suitable for Americans?

Will we finaly be equal when there are only two groups? Government workers and those on welfare.


Apr 23, 2012 11:04 PM #8
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

It would be funny George if it wasn't so sad. What is funny is that you blogged on this. We just bought some garden accessories and a shed. It said r assembled in the USA, what exactly does that mean? The parts were from somewhere else? 

Apr 24, 2012 11:01 AM #9
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

You are so right on this, George. I actually always look for the Made in the USA label and will buy that item over a foreign made. However, 'made' means it was put together in this country. What is inside is a whole other story as the product is usually filled with foreign parts.

Apr 26, 2012 10:28 AM #10
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