I'll just reply to you Liz because there does seem to be a trend towards buying American made products and paying the higher associated costs. And then bragging to all of your friends that it's "Made in the USA". It really will have to come in the form of a populist movement.
Back in the '60s, we wouldn't buy anything that said "Made in Japan" on it. We laughed and joked about it being so cheap. Of course Japan went on to dazzle us with some of the best made products anywhere. They now have them assembled in China. They're in our same boat.
What we are discovering is that there is no quality control in China. The risk that your new box will not hold all of the contents required is pretty high. And the small appliances are not quality kitchen machines like your Grandparents bought. You're lucky to a few moths out of one. That's after you've returned 3 of them that didn't work at all.
So I'm down with that. I am going to use my money to buy the best one I can find and make sure it's USA made.
I hope this catches on.