Remember those chants after the US Olympic hockey team upset the Soviet Union? We’ve come a long way since then.
Back then, our Olympic team’s uniforms were made in America. But, today, our Olympic team’s uniforms are made in China like almost everything else we use. The US Olympic Committee hired an American icon, Ralph Lauren, to design them. Then he turned around and outsourced their manufacture to China.
Of course, many Americans are upset upon learning the news, including politicians on both sides of the aisle. They called it an embarrassment. They said our Olympic Committee should be ashamed.
But are they willing to do anything about it?
In fact, it’s Congress that is responsible for subsidizing corporations for sending jobs and money offshore.