So I guess the uniforms for the United States Olympics Team were made in China. I am thinking (and this is just a hunch) that this decision was made based on a few key factors — which would probably include at the top of the list the quality of the uniforms, and the cost to produce them. If you agree with me on this, then you have to ask yourself this question — why is it is cheaper, or are there better quality goods available from China, than here in the United States?
I would not be surprised to find that the delta between buying uniforms domestically verses abroad was the added costs of production here in the United States to to multiple types of taxation, as was as regulations that drive up the cost. In the end, I think I have to weigh in to defend the decision of the U.S. team — because every dollar they save in purchasing uniforms means more money for training athletes, and covering costs for them and their families.
If we want to have the 2016 U.S. Olympics Team wearing uniforms labeled “Made In The U.S.A.” – then we need to ask ourselves — what laws and regulations need to be changed or eliminated so that the same assessment is being done as was done this go around — the outcome is different.
In the meantime, look for some left wing Democrat or squishy Republican to somehow propose a law requiring future U.S. Olympic Teams to buy their uniforms here in the United States. Because that’s how those people roll.