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Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Make Olympic Uniforms in America

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 1:02 AM
In the big scheme of things, I do not discount Cohen's contention of the "fake populism" on the part of those in the Senate who are decrying the uniforms being made in China. Nevertheless, there is something to be said for the gesture. With the economy in such a poor state having the uniforms produced outside the country does not sit well. This was an opportunity for the US Olympic Committee to create good will with the American people who help to support Team USA. I am not sure about the wisdom of using Ralph Lauren. His line of clothing is based on the persona of the rich and elite. Letting the team members or the public pick the design from various designers would be a better way to go in terms of choosing the uniforms.
Joe40 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 1:08 AM
I agree, but the general thrust of the article was the Senate getting all atwitter about a fake problem, when the real problems, like submitting a budget, to name but one, remain utterly unaddressed.
Joe40 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 3:40 AM
Amazing, isn't it? Most definitely not one of the Senate's finer moments.
Steve276 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 4:19 PM
Sorry AmyDB, I accidentally hit the Flagged button. It's an old age thingy.
ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 5:06 PM
I agree with the comments in response to my original entry. The Senate giving so much energy to this situation is a distraction from the serious issues facing the country. The Senate under Reid is as bad as the House of Representatives was under Pelosi. I do not see the situation improving unless Republicans can keep the House as well as take the Senate in November.

Recently, Senate Democrats caused a stir when they expressed outrage over the Ralph Lauren Team USA uniforms being made in China. My colleague Erika Johnsen at reported that Harry Reid said we should "burn" the outfits because they weren't made in this country. Now the Chicago Tribune reports that six Senate Democrats will introduce the Team USA Made in America Act of 2012 next week.

With U.S. unemployment hovering just above 8 percent, politicians have spoken out against the uniforms for the London Games,...