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With four daughters, it's just one of many Christmas lists Mike Lange and his wife from Schaller, Iowa have to shop for.
And on all of them? Electronics.
Mike says, "When it comes to electronics, there's not much made in the United States anymore."
Even pajama bottoms - another item on their girls wishlist?
Mike illustrates, "Hmm...made in Indonesia."
But the Langes will be the first to admit. Even if these items were made in America? That's not their top priority in their Christmas hunt. It's price.
Mike says, "We just don't make a whole lot of money right now and so we want to make a nice Christmas for the kids, but at the same time we gotta look that we don't overcharge and have to pay the bills, coming up in January then."
Mike says he certainly doesn't have anything against American-made products, they are affordable, they're just harder to find.
But walking away with the new knowledge that his American-made purchase could help create 200 thousand new jobs?
He's willing to look a little harder.
He adds, "Especially if it could help me keep my job."