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Pony Boy 03-25-2013 09:54 AM

Border Patrol Uniforms Manufactured in Mexico
 
U.S. Border Patrol Uniforms Manufactured in Mexico

Where is the union outrage and why does Obama get a free pass on this?

(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has granted uniform contracts to VF Imagewear, Inc., an apparel company that relies on manufacturing sites in Mexico for a “significant percentage” of its occupational garments.

The latest contract with the company was awarded on Dec. 20, 2012, to make “uniform and insignia items” for the CBP at an estimated cost of $6,157,997.57, and a ceiling of $8 million.

VF Imagewear also maintains websites for the uniform programs for the CBP, the Fire Department of New York City, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the National Park Service. “These websites provide the employees of our customers with the convenience of shopping for their work and career apparel via the Internet,” the report states.

According to VF Imagewear’s 2011 annual report, the manufacturing facilities located in Mexico, Central America and the Middle East are responsible for “cutting, sewing and finishing” of denim garments and uniforms.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-b...actured-mexico

W*GS 03-25-2013 10:28 AM

When you demand government-on-the-cheap, you get outsourcing. Imagine that.

If the uniforms were made in the US but cost more, you'd whine about your taxes being too high.

Can't have it both ways.

Requiem 03-25-2013 10:39 AM

Hey, we are enriching the lives of children abroad by letting them make us our clothing apparel. Think of it as the little slice of democracy they wouldn't get otherwise.

houghtam 03-25-2013 10:41 AM

Ah, my liberal brothers, you slay me.

LOL

/endthread

Pony Boy 03-25-2013 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by W*GS (Post 3820873)
When you demand government-on-the-cheap, you get outsourcing. Imagine that.

If the uniforms were made in the US but cost more, you'd whine about your taxes being too high.

Can't have it both ways.

Why can't I have it both ways, if they can't have U.S. Border Patrol uniforms made in Mexico, I should be able to hire Pedro to mow my yard for 10 bucks........

You still didn't answer the question, where’s the union outrage and why are they not protesting on the White House steps.

houghtam 03-25-2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony Boy (Post 3820884)
Why can't I have it both ways, if they can't have U.S. Border Patrol uniforms made in Mexico, I should be able to hire Pedro to mow my yard for 10 bucks........

You still didn't answer the question, where’s the union outrage and why are they not protesting on the White House steps.

Maybe it's because they don't agree with border policy in the first place?

I mean come on, you support the right of democratically elected law enforcement to selectively enforce gun laws, so surely you support the right of a peaceably assembled and associated body such as a union to selectively apply its use of the First Amendment, right?

Or are you just talking out of both sides of your mouth...again?

Pony Boy 03-25-2013 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houghtam (Post 3820888)
Maybe it's because they don't agree with border policy in the first place?

I mean come on, you support the right of democratically elected law enforcement to selectively enforce gun laws, so surely you support the right of a peaceably assembled and associated body such as a union to selectively apply its use of the First Amendment, right?

Or are you just talking out of both sides of your mouth...again?

I guess I spoke too soon ..........

“I’m embarrassed, not only as a Border Patrol agent but as an American citizen, that our government has decided to outsource the production of these uniforms with no regard for the safety of the process or the security of our country,” said Joseph N. Dassaro, president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Local 1613 in San Diego".

JFC ...... you would think the Obama Administration would have learned it's lesson after the uniforms of U.S. Olympians being manufactured in China caused a ruckus last summer.....

Stupid is as stupid does.

Requiem 03-25-2013 11:06 AM

And I'm sure that everything you buy is made in the good ol' USA, right Pony Boy? Check your undies for us. Not for skidmarks either.

Pony Boy 03-25-2013 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Requiem (Post 3820895)
And I'm sure that everything you buy is made in the good ol' USA, right Pony Boy? Check your undies for us. Not for skidmarks either.

I'm not sure where you are coming from, I'm for exploiting anything and everything for a profit, and you will never find a "save the whales" bumper sticker on my truck. I'm all for letting the Mexicans do the jobs we don't want to do, just don't provide them with any free taxpayer funded services while they are here. Oh and Yes I do wear Walmart Chinese Hines underwear, so pull your thong panties up and keep up the union fight........

Requiem 03-25-2013 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony Boy (Post 3820902)
I'm not sure where you are coming from, I'm for exploiting anything and everything for a profit, and you will never find a "save the whales" bumper sticker on my truck. I'm all for letting the Mexicans do the jobs we don't want to do, just don't provide them with any free taxpayer funded services while they are here. Oh and Yes I do wear Walmart Chinese Hines underwear, so pull your thong panties up and keep up the union fight........

. . . remarkable.

houghtam 03-25-2013 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony Boy (Post 3820902)
I'm for exploiting anything and everything for a profit

...except when it comes to outfitting border patrol?

orinjkrush 03-25-2013 11:59 AM

the government needs to insource everything. its a start. doesn't matter if its not cheapest. doesnt matter if its not best. it needs to insource everything to jumpstart manufacturing in the US and to keep from being blackmailed by external entities. and that includes oil. and like the early republic we need to assess tariffs against everything coming to these shores (like most other countries). when we repossess manufacturing, our economy will turn around.

Pony Boy 03-25-2013 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houghtam (Post 3820926)
...except when it comes to outfitting border patrol?

My question is where is the outrage from you union loving liberals and why do you give Obama a free pass on the uniforms of U.S. Olympians being manufactured in China and now U.S. Border Patrol uniforms, TSA and the National Park Service uniforms all made in Mexico.

Requiem 03-25-2013 12:34 PM

Obama passes go, collects $200 and well would you look at that he landed on Chance and gets to buy Boardwalk.

Pony Boy 03-25-2013 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Requiem (Post 3820908)
. . . remarkable.

Yep I was one of those guys in college that took the "No Nukes" and "Save the Whales" bumper sticker and made a "Nuke the Whales" sticker.

Requiem 03-25-2013 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony Boy (Post 3820976)
Yep I was one of those guys in college that took the "No Nukes" and "Save the Whales" bumper sticker and made a "Nuke the Whales" sticker.

So basically you are saying you had the creative genius of a five year old when you were in college? Ahead of the curve!

Rohirrim 03-25-2013 12:48 PM

Right Wingers destroy the unions and then complain when the unions don't show up. :rofl:

baja 03-25-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orinjkrush (Post 3820941)
the government needs to insource everything. its a start. doesn't matter if its not cheapest. doesnt matter if its not best. it needs to insource everything to jumpstart manufacturing in the US and to keep from being blackmailed by external entities. and that includes oil. and like the early republic we need to assess tariffs against everything coming to these shores (like most other countries). when we repossess manufacturing, our economy will turn around.

When your goal is one world government the last thing for the government to sign on for is national economic isolation, they are busy doing what they can to break down the borders and outsource everything possible - just look around, every move is to accomplish just that.

houghtam 03-25-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony Boy (Post 3820968)
My question is where is the outrage from you union loving liberals and why do you give Obama a free pass on the uniforms of U.S. Olympians being manufactured in China and now U.S. Border Patrol uniforms, TSA and the National Park Service uniforms all made in Mexico.

Maybe it's because we realize that Obama probably has nothing to do with the decision? Unless you think the President of the US has time to negotiate contracts while single-handed lay waste to our notions of freedom?

But why even post this if you know that's not the case? Slow news day? If you want to talk about moral culpability, we can talk about the manufactured war in Iraq again.

Pony Boy 03-26-2013 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houghtam (Post 3821009)
Maybe it's because we realize that Obama probably has nothing to do with the decision? Unless you think the President of the US has time to negotiate contracts while single-handed lay waste to our notions of freedom?

But why even post this if you know that's not the case? Slow news day? If you want to talk about moral culpability, we can talk about the manufactured war in Iraq again.

Your right he's a busy man....... he had to work on his NCAA basketball bracket, he has never failed to turn one of those in on time and then off to the golf course.

DenverBrit 03-26-2013 08:38 AM

It's interesting that you chose uniforms to vent outrage. For decades, US defense equipment has had components made outside the US.

Weapons systems with Chinese components....including counterfeits?

Not important, let's all focus on the border patrol uniforms made in Mexico.

Quote:

In it’s 2007 annual report to Congress, The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission gave 42 recommendations to Congress, including the following:

“The Commission recommends that Congress require the Department of Defense to prepare a complete list of the country of origin of each component in every U.S. weapon system to the bottom tier.”

After learning that our own government doesn't seem to know where parts are made even for our most critical weapons systems -we decided to research this issue in more depth.

We looked at all U.S. defense contractors to see what parts were made in the USA.

We could not find any defense contractors that make weapons systems of exclusively U.S. made parts.


And, most of the outsourced parts are made in Communist China!

What if China decided to cut off these parts to the United States?

How relevant would our military be?

Why doesn't our government know where parts are made for U.S. weapons systems?

How did our elected leaders allow this happen?

What do we do if China cuts off U.S. weapons system parts?
http://www.madeinamericaproject.com/US-weapons.html

houghtam 03-26-2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DenverBrit (Post 3821364)
It's interesting that you chose uniforms to vent outrage. For decades, US defense equipment has had components made outside the US.

Weapons systems with Chinese components....including counterfeits?

Not important, let's all focus on the border patrol uniforms made in Mexico.


http://www.madeinamericaproject.com/US-weapons.html

LOL Yup. WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?!

Global economy, folks.



...and what about the rights of the white supremacists??

:yayaya:

03-26-2013 10:28 AM

Plenty of folks dislike the Chinese making ANYTHING in our arsenal, and frankly any foreign company at all. The outrage is there.

I have no problem with uniforms or anything else made in Mexico. I have a problem with Mexico trying to shove its unwanted surplus population into our back yards.

W*GS 03-26-2013 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk (Post 3821461)
I have a problem with Mexico trying to shove its unwanted surplus population into our back yards.

Then tell your fellow Americans to quit hiring Mexicans to do the jobs that Americans don't want to do.

Rohirrim 03-26-2013 11:24 AM

I don't mind that the Mexicans are making uniforms for our border agents, but I am surprised that they're not hot pink, or lime green, or some other stand out color. ;D


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