Monday, June 9, 2008

We've Outsourced Our National Security

I recently read a comment on a blog, the topic of which was the ramifications of domestic and foreign manufacturing. A woman offered a comment from her husband. He had told her that he doubted our country could defend itself in the event of a military attack, the reason being that we would most likely be awaiting parts from China. It may have been a flippant comment but it haunts me.

We're friendly with the owners of another small business. One of the lines they distribute was US made until recently. The line is now manufactured in China. The products are used by hospitals, police departments, government offices and our military. While there is no complaint presently with the quality of the products, there is on occasion a back-order of some items. Currently they face a 6 to 8 month wait on delivery of an item requested by a facility in the state of Texas.

Now, what if this was an emergency?

Mary - web person for Find US