Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue — but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming.
Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs.
Classy, huh? This never crossed their minds? I’m glad to see this is a bi-partisan issue. Overall I don’t get too bent out of shape from where things are made. I prefer American-made things (the shirt I’m wearing right now has a “Made in the USA” tag), but I also understand that people want and need cheap clothes, and places with no labor laws like China are the places for that.
But we’re talking about the US OLYMPIC TEAM! We’re going to be competing against places like China in Chinese-made uniforms. This is as tone-deaf as Chinese-made American Flags.