Local Essential Stores
We believe the government can create a series of "Essential Stores" that will compete with grocery chains. These stores can begin by selling excess food commodities produced by American farmers.
The shelves will be stocked with bulk foods and food wrapped in generic packaging. Generic branding will eliminate advertising costs, thus reducing the cost to the consumer. A national superstore will say no to waste, no to pollution and no to unnecessary packaging!
These stores can provide other goods, but they would be limited to items produced in the United States. This will offer the consumer an ethical choice as well as a great value. Shopping at America's retail outlet will spawn a more patriotic attitude among the citizens. Buying from this store will be like buying US Savings bonds. Americans can begin to see their money going back to their country.