One of the main reasons our nation’s economy is failing is because people don’t buy stuff that Americans make anymore. Indeed, even the U.S. Olympic team has its uniforms made in China, by Ralph Lauren no less. Congressman David Cicilline, speaking at Northwest Woolen Mills in Woonsocket yesterday, said parts of those uniforms could be made right here. The company said they could get the uniforms to the athletes before the start of the games, but the US Olympic Committee said maybe next time. Thus, China gets to thrill of victory and American manufacturing the agony of defeat.
Two developmentally disabled men, a war veteran and the RI ACLU are challenging a state law that forbids sex offenders from living within 300 feet of a school. They say that if the state makes them move, they are likely to become homeless. It’s a very interesting constitutional question about cruel and unusual punishment and exclusion zones.
Self-described progressive Linda Dill Finn is challenging Dan Reilly to represent Portsmouth in the General Assembly … this will be an interesting race.
You’d think the Rhode Island Republican Party would be sympathetic to the plight of the poor, being how they are the most cash-strapped GOP in the nation.
Like Mitt Romney, I’d like to retain the right to retire retroactively … therefore if RI Future happens to do or say anything that, in hindsight, I might second guess, I can just say it has nothing to do with me.
Speaking of Romney, one of the myriad of reasons that his success at Bain Capital doesn’t translate into good experience for public service is the rules are different … as president, you can’t improve the economy by outsourcing jobs overseas, like Romney did at Bain.
Get ready for a hot and humid one today … any maybe do like this egret did and get on the water: