United States Air Force

If America can’t produce products for our own Government, what chance do we have?

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Yesterday I went to the “Wings Over Gillespie” air show in El Cajon, California. I’ve been to the last ten but I still had to go by myself. My friends just don’t want to get up early to beat the crowds. I need new friends…..

The parking attendant was soliciting for military families in need and he offered me a real nice United States Air Force cap for a donation:

United States Air Force

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Since I’m the son of an Air Force pilot, I was only too happy to choose the United States Air Force cap for my donation.

When I got home I found that it is an official licensed product.

Official licensed product of the U.S. Air Force

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That’s great, but see that black square. I did that because I didn’t want you, dear reader, to get ahead of things here.

I think that if an official part of the United States Government — i.e., the United States Air Force — has an official licensed product — this baseball cap — it would be reasonable to presume that the official licensed product of the official part of the United States Government might be made in, oh, I don’t know, maybe the United States? Ha!

Hecho in China

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Made in China! Okay, I can understand that…. kind of…. Actually, no, I can’t. An official licensed product of a section of the United States Government — and the Air Force of all sections! — should be made in the good old U.S. of A.

If America can’t produce products for our own Government, what chance do we have?

And what’s with the “Hecho en China”? Hecho en is Spanish. It’s not English or Chinese. Who are they kidding? Was this made in Mexico for the Chinese? Oh, the horrors of this whole situation. I think I’m going to go take a catnap.

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12 thoughts on “If America can’t produce products for our own Government, what chance do we have?

  1. scrapydo

    I agree,I do not understand why everything must be made in China!? I know it is like that. Here we have special (disabled) people making red poppies for Anzac day. This year was the last of them. The poppies can be made much cheaper in China and then be imported without much cost!

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  2. avian101

    Russ, what you have recently discover is what the actual Government has been doing, giving away the production and manufacturing business to China mainly. Not only that, it has also borrowed so much money from them that they got us by the b*lls! China is manufacturing a large percentage of our products including sophisticated technology which of course are being copied and used as their own. There are no limits of what they have received from uSA in terms of new technology. One day it will bite us in the ass! About the ”
    About the “echo en China” implies that USA is bilingual (That’s the new Government trying to be political correct) which is also BS!

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      1. avian101

        Just relax my friend the property you’re inspecting now is most likely to be bought by a Chinese hotshot! 🙂

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      How much profit is enough?

      I remember when I was in college and my favorite restaurant, a little independent thing, was bought out and shut down by Steak & Ale. The restaurant apparently was only making a net profit of $120,000 a year. That’s after overhead, utilities, salaries, taxes, etc.! Isn’t a net profit a net profit? I was amazed. It’s only gotten worse in the past 40 years.

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      1. 2 Rivers Photos

        Thats the problem with going public, you sell your soul for continuous profits. Family owned restaurants can make a certain amount of profit for the family that will allow them to live happily: they will maintain the secret sauce. Sadly when corporations get involved they just want more & more & more profits from year to year so they start their cutting back costs and business degrades… seen it happen one too many times!!! Actually it happened to our restaurant in Toronto

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