Buyers for the U.S. Capital visitors center are in a bit of hot water today. They were warned not to buy goods made outside the US, but did it anyway. Now $100,000 worth of souvenirs are sitting in storage, blocked from being sold, and will probably have to be returned to the manufacturer in China.
Will the Chinese manufacturer take the goods back or will the government be out $100,00? Your guess is as good as mine. I'm all for US made products being sold, but in these finacial times is it really a good idea for the government to waste $100,000 worth of goods, that it is probably already stuck with, because of ideals?
Washington souvenirs worth $100,000 -- including images of the Capitol dome and printings of the U.S. Constitution -- are locked in storage, blocked from sale in the new U.S. Capitol Visitors Center because the items are made in China.
From the Upcoming , submitted by ueue .