I'd like to but, 1/2 of the "made in the USA" products aren't even really made here. It's near impossible to find true "made in the USA" items unless it's a crafter or locally grown market. Even then, where do the materials come from that the crafts are made from?
Yes, I do try to buy Made in USA goods whenever possible. I like having a job! Many of my favorite products are made here anyway--like Zippo lighters, Maglite flashlights--not to mention most of the world's best sex toys.
I don't mind Canadian goods either, or stuff from most EU countries. I avoid products made in countries with lax worker and environmental protections, especially China. It's not always possible, but I try to make my purchases do as much good and as little harm as possible.
We don't make anything in America. And even if it WAS made in America, it was made with Chinese materials. Oh well.
That's not true at all. It's very convenient for corporations if people buy into the myth, but it's just not true. Until 2011, the US was #1 in the world in manufacturing and we may well reclaim the title when the 2012 figures are released. Chinese manufacturing may actually be poised for a major decline, while US manufacturing is surging again.
I travelled all the way to the Caribbean once on holiday, and I came home with a keyring which had stamped on the back "Made in the United Kingdom." It rather amused me, but typically I buy based on quality alone.