Rules Change: California Now Allowing ‘Made In America’ Labels on Things ’90 Percent’ Made in the US

California Democrats just made a change to a state law governing just what products are allowed to sport a label or tag that says “made in America.” Now products made elsewhere can be labeled as made in the US.

The law used to state that the product had to be 100% made in the US. But now the law says that the product only has to be 90% made in the US.

California long required that any manufacturer wanting to say that a product is made in America must, in fact, have a product that’s made in America.

A new state law changes that — and makes it practically impossible for consumers to know whether a made-in-America product contains foreign parts.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB 633, this month that allows California companies to say “made in America” as long as their products are mostly made in America — 90% American-made, to be precise.

Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee), who co-wrote the legislation with state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), said requiring that made-in-America products be completely made in America placed an “overly burdensome regulation” on California businesses.

Supporters say that in this day of a global economy that it is nearly impossible to have a product that no part at all came from outside the US. Detractors say that the law is now a “head fake” for consumers.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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