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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I agree with you but, due to the US global trade agreements, those days are long gone. American labor can't produce goods as inexpensively as third world countries. That's one reason we are at 8.2% unemployment. I'm all for import taxes on goods to make prices competitive.
    I really think the US Olympic team can afford the gastly cost of US labor.
    If the state house race i worked on could afford the horrible thing of union made clothing for the campaign im sure the US olympic team can also.


    The US would eventually be bankrupt if China was allowed to provide services here as well. Oh wait, they do!

    So, do you ever buy "made in China?"
    Of course i do i have to. But im pretty sure if a team is representing USA im sure they can 1 afford the damn clothing and 2 its kind of common sense.


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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I agree with you but, due to the US global trade agreements, those days are long gone. American labor can't produce goods as inexpensively as third world countries. That's one reason we are at 8.2% unemployment. I'm all for import taxes on goods to make prices competitive.

    The US would eventually be bankrupt if China was allowed to provide services here as well. Oh wait, they do!

    So, do you ever buy "made in China?"
    I'll repeat this a second time. According to the linked article in the OP, one source is quoted as saying the outfits could have been made in America, AND FOR A CHEAPER PRICE.

    The uniforms were also designed by Ralph Lauren - so funding is obviously not part of the equation.

    What could have been easily done, was not.
    What should have been done, was not.

    None of which has anything to do with money, or ability.

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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    USOC: It's too late to remake Team USA uniforms for London Games - CNN.com


    (CNN) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is too late to remake uniforms that sport "Made in China" labels for the London Games, though vowed Team USA would march in clothing made in America during the opening of the 2014 Winter Games.


    The announcement Friday was an about face by the USOC a day after it defended the use of the Ralph Lauren designer uniform, which were widely condemned by lawmakers who questioned why the work was not given to the hard-hit American textile industry.


    "We take seriously the concerns we've heard from members of Congress and the American public regarding the U.S. Olympic Team's Opening and Closing ceremonies uniforms," Scott Blackmun, the USOC chief executive officer, said in a written statement.

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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    This despite many US clothing manufacturers saying that they could make them new ones in time for the ceremony.

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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Who made the actual sportswear for competing in?
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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    I don't care who MADE them - they look stupid as ****ing hell. . . . what are they suppose to be? Runway models - GQ? Geesh - could have done something more . . . ah - less form fitting or something more manly?
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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Where are our military uniforms and garments made?

    Are they made in China too?

    Taiwan?
    The US due to federal law.
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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Harry Reid almost pops a vessel over this. Apparently he would rather have American athletes appear in the games nude.

    But made in China is the American way, Harry.
    Yeah what is he thinking, Obama sent billions of the stimulus overseas, and he's popping blood vessels over this.
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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I have ACUs from American Apparel and Propper Int. I'm not sure about Propper, they are an international company.

    My old BDU say Ammerican Apparel. My Molle tactical vest is from Tacoma Wa.
    Propper makes uniforms in the US out of material manufactured in the Dominican Republic, but they do have a Chinese subsidiary called Genuine Gear.
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    Re: Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't care who MADE them - they look stupid as ****ing hell. . . . what are they suppose to be? Runway models - GQ? Geesh - could have done something more . . . ah - less form fitting or something more manly?
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