Congress is outraged that Ralph Lauren Olympic uniforms were made in China. Harry Reid said the Olympic Committee should be embarrassed and should throw the uniforms in a pile and burn them.
Shouldn't American athletes be wearing American-made uniforms to represent America in the games?
Would it have been okay if the American flag was sewn in Great Britain and shipped here instead of Betsy Ross sewing it in America?! Perhaps if Betsy were alive today, she would sew the US Olympic uniforms herself!
Sunday morning on Meet the Press, Republican Sen. Jon Kyl refused to "politicize" the Olympic uniform issue yet made an analogy that American businesses are to compete like Olympic athletes, yet told to do so with a huge weight around their necks in the form of taxes. Way to not politicize the issue there, Kyl. Businesses cannot be competitive because of Obama policies, yet American athletes are supposed to be competitive in Chinese uniforms?!
Ralph Lauren isn't going to burn the current made-in-China uniforms, but they have agreed to make the 2014 uniforms in America. This after a Congressional bill was proposed to force Olympic Committees to have all future Olympic uniforms sewn and assembled in America.
This is just a glimpse of what life would be like under a President Mitt Romney, the great outsourcer-in-chief. He has remained silent on this issue. Why? Because Olympic uniforms were made in Burma during the 2002 Olympics that Romney is so proud of. Burma was a military dictatorship at that time! Outsourcing to cheap labor countries is "good business" according to Romney. Apparently he is interested in increasing the GDP of Southeast Asian countries only.
Doesn't much sound like a guy who truly "loves America," does it? With friends like Mitt, who needs enemies?
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