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Buy American, IF, it is the best value !
I buy plants from Florida or Mexico---- depending which is the best value.
If you think that garden plants and houseplants are expensive, you should consider their cost if we did not have Free Trade around the World. International sharing of new plants and production has improved the quality and lowered the cost of Horticultural Products.
Every Economist knows that “Free” World Trade is obvious. Most every politician yells for tariffs (taxes) on imports, thinking that is what Americans want. Clearly, that is wrong since isolationism has never worked and is simply stupid. There is no tariff on plants shipped from Florida to Pennsylvania. Why should it be any different shipping from Mexico?
Free market Capitalism will bring you high quality, reasonably priced plants.
Continue to Buy American, but only if it’s the best value !