Originally Posted by Superbowltrashcan
My view is that since you make the US purchase you are choosing to distribute some of your wealth, albeit indirectly, to others as opposed to keeping it for yourself. I'm not so much interested in a privatized vs. public premise to this topic more just whether one should consider it redistribution, similar to charitable giving... Should have more clear....sorry....
It's not charity, it's the very reason why Capitalism works. You spend money so that others may make money so that they will spend money and so on.
So if you're asking whether spending your money with companies that are employing American workers will better benefit Americans, then the answer is yes. I still would call it a redistribution though, even at a premium like you mentioned in the OP. There's nothing being taken from you to give to others; you're choosing to spend more on American-made products.