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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Missouri Jobs promotion trinket...made in China

Jack Kemp

According to St. Louis Today,

The shipment arrived at the offices of the state Department of Economic Development within days of the governor launching a "bipartisan Made in Missouri Jobs" initiative.

Inside were 6,000 carabiners — a trinket combining a key chain, flashlight and pen. The agency plans to give the items away at the Missouri State Fair next week in Sedalia.

One side of the carabiner bore the insignia ""

On the opposite side was a sticker noting the country that produced the gadget: China.

"Unfortunately, most items are made overseas now," he said. "Nobody is making (carabiners). There are a lot of American-made wearables like hats, T-shirts and bags. But for the most part, trinkets such as flashlights, carabiners and mugware are all made overseas."

Read the whole story. They also tried to cover up/erase the origin of the trinket. Missouri is trying to get a Chinese air freight terminal.

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