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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 10:17 PM
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Romney Outsourced The 2002 Olympic Uniforms To Burma
No wonder he has no comment on the current upset about the uniforms being made in China.

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney was noticeably unwilling Friday to engage in a controversy around the manufacturing of U.S. Olympic uniforms in China, despite criticism from Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike.

Congress was up in arms Thursday over the discovery that the U.S. team's uniforms for the opening ceremony of this year's Olympic games were manufactured in China -- snubbing the U.S. textile industry at a time when it has yet to recover from the struggling economy.

For the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who has repeatedly promised on the trail to "get tough" on China, opposing the manufacturing seemed a likely stance, except that while at the helm of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Romney outsourced the production of torchbearer uniforms to Burma.

For Romney, the 2002 Olympics anecdote represents another instance of outsourcing under his stewardship, as President Barack Obama's reelection team continues to assail him for shipping jobs overseas while at private equity firm Bain Capital. It also exposes an embarrassing oversight in allowing the uniforms to be manufactured in Burma, which until just last year was controlled by a brutal military regime.cont

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/mitt-romney-ol...




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