Made In The U.S.A.? Not Really

I was proud and impressed of the new U.S. Olympic uniforms until I heard that every piece of clothing created for the United States team WAS MADE IN CHINA!

For years I have supported the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) with donations. I thrill that young people vie to be the best in their sport while representing their country with pride.

The games are about to begin in London. I watched a piece on the news which brought on my BBB (Boiling Blood Syndrome!). The reporter was detailing the stylish array of uniforms to be worn by the American team. I was proud and impressed with the fashion show until I heard that every article of the uniforms created for the United States team WAS MADE IN CHINA!

What could "they" possibly be thinking? Maybe when officials and political cheeks get rid of their red faces, they will unite and take the time before the games begin to MAKE THE U.S. UNIFORMS IN AMERICA.

That's the least that should be done. I wonder who is making the enormous profit ... somebody's getting it!

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SBSWZ July 24, 2012 at 07:43 AM
uniforms look wussy...designed by a wuss and made by wuss...our Olympians are NOT wuss so should not wear them. Get them Stetsons from St. Jo, Missourah and wear 'em proudly like an American! you can get the shoes and socks from China as long as they look and perform well...or anywhere else in the world...America if you have to.
Kevin - Wildomar CA July 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Walmart and the 99 Cent stores: Proudly made in the USA. (the stores, NOT the products)
andy July 27, 2012 at 05:56 PM
The Olympics are opening tonight! Any athletes from Wildomar or Lake Elsinore?
Skeptic July 28, 2012 at 01:00 AM
It sounds like some people don't realize we've regulated commerce since our country began. It's not something new that liberals invented to "take away freedoms." We've had times of stricter economic regulation in the past (and btw, much higher business taxes) and business got along just fine. Suddenly taxes and regulation are something new? Apparently, we can have laws about all sorts of things (including our sex lives and who we can marry) but we can't have laws to regulate business! Thankfully, most of Americans understand that we have every right to decide through our democracy that we want some regulations and rules to protect our economy, our workers and our environment. News flash: Just because it has the word "free" in it doesn't mean the free market is a good and desirable thing. It's mainly just a way to force American workers to compete against the poorest, most desperate workers in the world. 4-8 years of a Romney presidency and American workers will have the same living standards as workers in India and China.
John Yang July 30, 2012 at 06:52 PM
SPB - Very insightful comment. At some point (maybe a generation, maybe sooner) manufacturing is going to leave China as well, as China's economy matures and changes. Some of you might remember a few decades ago "Made In Taiwan" or "Made in Japan" was commonly seen in department stores, but no longer. We are already seeing some manufacturing leaving China for southeast Asia. We're seeing economies change from agrarian to manufacturing to other sectors like high-tech and service industries. It's just the maturation of an economy and growth of a middle class, accelerated by globalism.


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