By Barr McClellan, author of Made in the USA: Corporate Greed, Tax Laws and the Exportation of America's FutureNEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Washington's experiments to jump-start the economy are a failure. Two years of try-this, try-that have not met the key result, more jobs. The tragedy of walking away from your home and not being able to find a job is complete. "Do nothing," says Washington. People without jobs here are fellow Americans. Celebrating the Fourth is our signal for Independence. There is no such freedom when the faith Americans have in getting jobs is not fulfilled.
3. Buy national. These products are well recognized. Ford ( F), Honda ( HMC), Exxon ( XOM), Ikea or Amish, and more. Shopping around may be necessary to find what is "Made in the U.S.A." National products may be expensive. Do what some cities are doing and exercise a preference. Buy American unless it is a certain percentage over the foreign product. Buy American but do not collapse your pocketbook. 4. Use the Internet. Search for American products and services. A simple Google search will produce many pages. Search for "Made in the U.S.A." There is one more suggestion for buying American on Independence Day. Add some color. Find the streamers or balloons or flags. A product that will last longer is a lapel or dress pin. It may cost you $5 but will last a lifetime and say "America" loud and clear. This Fourth of July, buy what is Made in the U.S.A. You will do a service to your country that Washington cannot. You will help the economy, bring a smile to a store owner and maybe even provide a job for an out-of-work American. Get America moving again. Barr McClellan has broad experience in business, the courts and politics, notably as a personal attorney to President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He is the author of Made in the USA: Corporate Greed, Tax Laws and the Exportation of America's Future.