Your Opinion: Frustrated with foreign-made goods

Dear Editor:

It is difficult for this citizen to understand the reasoning behind the legislative bodies being so upset about the Chinese-made Olympic uniforms coming from that foreign country.

Don’t the members of Congress know that Americans have been forced to buy clothing and household goods made in China, Honduras and other foreign lands for a number of years now through the voting actions of the lawmakers? Where have they been, living in a glass bowl? They voted for these non-American businesses to filtrate throughout our country, filling American shops with bad goods.

My experience with foreign-made goods (with the exception of Italy and England) which clothing has pleased me with regard to quality and name brands, coming into our country in the past few years reveal they are inferior with regard to texture and quality and are cheaply made.

The sizing of the items does not meet the American standards. An example follows: I tried slipping into a certain navy cardigan with small golden-covered buttons, once proudly made in Oregon, and it took me a good 45 minutes to get the ittybitty buttons through the itsy-bitsy buttonholes. This was frustrating and disconcerting

You would think our government should be helping its citizens first and foremost.

This second topic I thought covered in our local paper in the news section was over and done with, but apparently it is on the minds of some disgruntled voters — the trash service approved by Allied Waste. Could this possibly be a case of sour grapes for one of the contributors who possibly served on the City Council but had been defeated for re-election.

I too have a steep driveway (300 feet) and I do just fine getting the trash sacks to the bottom with no mishaps whatsoever. It took a little bit of ingenuity on my part to solve the problem and I do just fine with getting the trash to the bottom. Sometimes I place the one or two bundles on the trunk of my car; other times in a container on the floor in back of the driver’s side and off I sail to the trash cans. Females, even males, might try this method.

But let’s give this trash collection subject a rest, shall we?

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