How about, rather than "calling and demanding" which translates into the anathema of "telling someone what to do," you look at your own actions and try to contribute to your economy in a positive way. We're somewhat lucky that much the whitewater gear we buy is available from US manufacturers. If, however, I tell you that those same manufacturers purchase products from the global economy, do we call and harass them? Stop buying their products? It's far too complex to stand on a soap box and proclaim that "voting with our dollars" is the answer.
I'll first try to take responsibility for my own actions. Then, maybe, I can suggest some ways to help. Not play the "evil liberal card" and tell you what to do.
Oh, and just to back up my claim, regarding the plastic in boats manufactured in the US? Made from oil:
(select crude oil for just oil imports)
U.S. Crude Oil Imports
Um, America was built on exploiting other countries resources.. Used to be mostly natural resources. Lets get back to that. I mean we are not operating all those overseas military bases so that we can create jobs for them to make stuff with their own resources! We are supposed to be taking the resources and leaving them impoverished with a polluted wasteland while creating domestic jobs with their raw materials! So what if our boats are made from middle east oil. That is what our troops fought and died for. Its who manufactured those natural resources into the boat that counts.
I "suggest" that we buy the products of American labor. It takes crushing alot of little foriengers dreams to create one American dream! I mean look at how many American dreams were crushed just to create a CEO's American dream. Now that is alot of dream crushing! Lets get back to creating more middle class jobs so that the middle class can pay more taxes. I mean we dont want to have the rich giving up yachts and 1 out of 3 private jets to keep this country afloat so that our military can keep other countries "Stable" for the extraction of their resources! Team America F&%K Yea!
HAHAHAHA Well their may be a grain of truth to that rant. Anyway may I suggest that we should buy American as much as possible. Although it is complicated I still think that voting with your dollar is a good idea. Especially since the supreme court turned our Democratic elections into a mockery with Citizens United. What other things would you suggest?