Romney Brags about "Patriotic" Lapel Pins Made in China

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    Mitt Romney Commissioned Pro-America Pins, Made Them In China

    Wow. I think it's a perfect example of what Mitt Romney means when he talks about American prosperity - himself hiring Chinese people to do work cheaper than Americans. He seems to think American workers are lazy and overpaid, and need to learn something from the workers in China who know their place (and the Chinese government that makes sure of it at the point of a gun).
     
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    Millions of American flags are made in China. Millions of chop sticks are made in Georgia (USA) and exported to China. (They have not enough wood to waste on chop sticks)

    Romney likely ordered the chop sticks from an American company that has their goods produced in China. This is not out of the ordinary. Check your local Wal-Mart...likely 90% of what you inspect will have been made in China. This in one reason the Chinese government will never call their loans to the US...they'd reduce their export income too much.

    You have no real grasp on the workings of global economics. If the US labor unions had not driven American businesses OUT OF BUSINESS, you might find some of these cheap shit campaign buttons made in the USA.

    Thank God for Harley-Davidson and Featherlight boat paddles! (The latter of which are made in Mississippi!)
     
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    The American people don't want to hear $1 billion of Obama negative ads, they want to hear how things will get better. Even Axelrod acknowledges Obama's been a disaster
     
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    Instead, go vote for the guy who thinks capitalism doesn't work.

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    Capitalism does work. China is a dictatorial, pseudo-communist, capitalistic state....and we owe China Trillions of American dollars! :lol:
     
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    You may be okay with that, but I find it shameful.

    Unless they use the chopsticks as mini-flagpoles, it hardly qualifies as relevant.

    Yeah - he doesn't care where they're made, because he doesn't care whether there is any truth behind his rhetoric. He wants the performing circus seals to clap for him, so he throws them some pseudo-patriotic chum Made in China.

    Why the hell would I go to Wal-Mart? They're one of the worst companies in America.

    No, it is clearly you who have no grasp of global economics. Wages in China are not decided by a free market - the government keeps them at subsistence level by force. Labor unions are illegal. Now if your "criticism" of American workers is that we're not willing to be slaves, guilty as charged - the problem is that Republicans seem to think they're entitled to use labor that has no freedom to negotiate. That's what Mitt Romney wants for America - to make owners into a new medieval lordship class, and the rest of us to have no choice but to work for them at the wages they choose to allow us.

    There are plenty of sources of patriotic buttons, pins, and flags made in the USA, because there are plenty of Americans who aren't sociopathic hypocrites with no loyalty to this country like Mitt Romney is. People like him, and you, just don't care enough to pay a few extra cents to serve your country at the same time you're throwing around its symbols to advance your agenda.
     
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    I run into quite a few Chinese who think it's ironic that we're embracing socialism while they're rejecting it. :doubt:
     
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    WE are not embracing socialism. The goddamned Marxist asshole Obama is!

    Edit:...as long as he can be among the ruling elite!
     
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    I love when conservatarians point to China as an example of the power of Capitalism.

    Anyway, remember all those get-tough-on-China tirades by Romney? How's that working out?
     
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    And what exactly is a "conservatarian," braintrust?
     

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