Friday, March 23, 2012

They used to make Etch-A-Sketches in OH

Now they make them in Shenzhen, China.

We're quite certain that doesn't surprise you.

Hat tip to Teamsters International Vice President Al Mixon for pointing this out. Mixon, principal officer of Local 507 in Cleveland, gave a speech at the Teamsters convention last year about our misguided trade policy:
Thanks to NAFTA, CAFTA and the PNTR, there are a lot of things we used to make in Ohio that we don’t make anymore. If you remember, the Etch A Sketch toys, the No. 2 pencils, Eveready batteries, Campbell Soup noodles that gets shipped in now, the Amana stoves. They call it free trade. You know what I call it? It’s bad legislation.