‘Made in the USA’ Requirement Pushed As Job-Creator for California
By Susan Jones
Liberal activists — with a dig at tea party conservatives — are pushing a California ballot initiative intended to bring jobs to the state by requiring state and local government agencies to buy only “Made in the USA” products.
“The Tea Party gridlock and paralysis in Washington and Sacramento requires middle-class voters to take action to bring back jobs,” said Jim Gonzalez, a proponent of the initiative and a former finance chair of the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors. “The Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to California Act would end the decline of manufacturing jobs that is at the root of our economic crisis.”