By now you've heard - the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC)-made up of lawyers, bankers, and other executives - let China make the uniforms.
The U.S. Olympic Committee's use of Chinese-made apparel is a slap in our face, particularly due to the ongoing and unfair competition that China poses to our American manufacturers.
At a time when so many good jobs have disappeared overseas, the news that Team America is to wear uniforms made in China should outrage every American..
Ya know, when it comes to cheating trade laws, China would get the gold medal. It's unconscionable that the U.S. Olympic Committee would hand over the production of the uniforms displayed by our athletes to a country that ignores international trade laws, manipulates its currency, and cheats on trade.
It makes no sense to me that an American organization had placed a Chinese-made beret on the heads of our best athletes when we have capacity to make high-end apparel right here at home.
"All American Clothing Co." right here in Ohio's Darke County is a great example of a company that prides itself on its "USA-made" label. In 2002, A worker found out that his previous employer was sending some of its work to Mexico. With this news, he founded "All American Clothing Company." Since its inception, his company has seen growth every year. This company is planning to expand, creating even more jobs in southwest Ohio.
I wonder, which team is our U.S. Olympic Committee rooting for?
Since Congress passed the trade deal with China more than 10 years ago, we've seen the elimination of more than five million manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
I think we should be in the business of creating policies that reward hard working Americans, rather than supporting a tax code, and trade policy that helps big companies send U.S. jobs overseas. What is our Congress people thinking?
Robert D. Carnes