Patch's Poll: Should U.S. Scrap Olympic Team Uniforms Made in China?

Some lawmakers are calling for the non-use of opening ceremony outfits made entirely in China. How do you feel about the news?

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When Team U.S.A. walks into London's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Friday, July 27, they'll be dressed in an outfit made entirely in China, reports ABC World News.

The news agency took a closer look at the outfit — created by famous American designer, Ralph Lauren — during their "Made in America" segment recently and found every piece was manufactured in China.      

In response, Congressional leaders in both houses and both parties expressed outrage at the news.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said that the U.S. Olympic committee should be "ashamed of themselves," according to ABC. Similarly, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH. said, "You’d think they know better."    

Several leaders have already called upon the U.S. Olympic Committee to ensure that all future U.S. team’s uniforms be made in America. Others have asked that they scrap current uniforms and have them remade by an American manufacturer over the next two weeks.

How do you feel about Team U.S.A. uniforms being made in China? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Lisa Petersen July 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM
And, consumers need to buy things that are made in the USA like NewBalance sneakers, Sterlite plastic bins, Country Curtains (some) etc. The more you choose things made here and don't chose others, the more it will help.
Andrew A July 14, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Lisa, I thought the same about New Balance, but most of their sneakers are made in China (at least all of the ones in Kohls were). Only select models are made in the USA and those probably cost a lot more and you'd probably need to go to a New Balance store to find them (we can't have your cake an eat too!).
Eric July 14, 2012 at 07:29 PM
How about scrapping the idiot who approved of the idea to begin with.
Victoria July 15, 2012 at 07:32 PM
We have lost much of our nationalism. Few people actively seek out products manufactured in the USA so I don't think we should hold the US olympic committee to a higher standard. It would be nice to see us supporting our own workers here in the USA, but the regulations, red tape, unions, benefits, paid time off etc that US manufactures are required to follow so they don't continue to exploit the common worker for even larger individual profits forces us to look to our budgets and buy preferentially from those countries that don't care if there's an 8 year old running the fabric loom. I don't think we can hold any committee to a higher standard than those we are willing to live by ourselves and we could all stand to support the American worker and the American business person more often. So before critisizing others, let's check our own labels first. And before blaming it on the cost of benefits and paid time off and unions, let's think about why we have all the regulations in the first place. We have evolved beyond 8 year old workers with no education and no health benefits. That's a good thing. Go team USA!
Fred July 16, 2012 at 09:07 AM
I would expect nothing less from RL an Obama supporter, dress our finest to look like fools


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