STAND BY YOUR SOFA

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And the easy chair and be­d­room suite, too. Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Demo­crat, and House Beau­ti­ful ed­i­tor-in-chief Newell Turner join forces at the U.S. Capi­tol on Tues­day to call upon con­sumers “to take a stand for Amer­i­can jobs and the econ­omy by buy­ing Amer­i­can-made fur­ni­ture.”

It’s not that loyal Amer­i­cans don’t like their home-grown good­ies. Mr. Turner re­veals that 91 per­cent of the cit­i­zenry pre­fer fur­ni­ture that is made in the U.S. But alas, 48 per­cent also re­ported that the fur­ni­ture they pur­chased most re­cently was ei­ther not made in the U.S. or they just weren’t sure of the ori­gins. Law­maker and ed­i­tor hope to rem­edy that sit­u­a­tion.

“The im­por­tance of the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Amer­i­can-made fur­ni­ture and our eco­nomic re­cov­ery should not be un­der­es­ti­mated, es­pe­cially as we see more and more of our fur­ni­ture be­ing ex­ported to other coun­tries. Amer­i­can-made fur­ni­ture is sec­ond to none,” Mrs. Hagan says.

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