Politician Confuses Made in America with Made in Chinese Sweatshops (CNN)

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  1. Signa

    Signa COCK ROCKET!!! Established Member

    I thought it says "designed in America" on the box. He's probably confusing "designed" and "manufactured".

    EDIT: What the hell?!? How did my post have an earlier post time and become the first post of the thread?!

  2. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China.

    McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obama that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China.

    "I think it's obviously a recognition of the reality and the trends, that cheaper, lower-cost labor products will usually prevail over products made in higher wage and income countries," he said, while commenting the abundance of foreign-made products in the American marketplace.

    But when he moved into the territory of goods that are made in America, he ran into trouble. "I would also point out that…an iPad or an iPhone, those are built in the United States of America. And as the president said, continuously, and I agree with him, innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy."


    I would classify this as a general blooper.

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