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Clay Bennett

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, about 2 years ago

    I received a wheelbarrow for Farther’s Day. It was made in Mexico to save expensive union labor. Had it been made with union pride perhaps all rather than most of the components would have fit properly.

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    When we got NAFTA that’s when all the jobs started going to other countries. Now it is hard to find made in American labels. Then you have to pay about 1/3rd again what the imported ones cost.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The way to stop illegal immigration is to prosecute those who hire illegal immigrants.
    The governor of Arizona NEVER, NEVER mentions this.
    If there were any Conservatives that were actually conservative, this would be their solution.

  4. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 2 years ago

    From the days of George Washington through James Carter the average import tax in the U.S. was around 30%. Then Reagan got in and promptly lowerd import taxes under the cry of “free trade”. Since 1980 the average import tax has been around 5%.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Tariffs stabilized price and salaries in the U.S., then they began exporting all the jobs without those “taxy thingy” rules. Now, jobs down, profits up, and when will they recognized that if nobody is employed, they can’t buy the product. Even Henry Ford recognized that nearly a century ago, but today’s “conservatives” can’t.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    Lower wages do not lead to lower costs for us. That’s not how capitalism works. The price is set by supply/demand, and if the manufacturers can make it cheaper in Mexico, they get to charge the same amount and keep the difference. This is why working-class people haven’t had an increase in income in the past 40 years, while the income of the 1% has soared.

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    “The way to stop illegal immigration is to prosecute those who hire illegal immigrants.”

    Oh noooo, you can’t punish the “job-creators”. Even the ones creating jobs for illegals…

  8. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 2 years ago

    @ODon

    When I need construction or landscape work done around my house, if I want to be overcharged, not have the work done on time, and get a shoddy job, I hire a union worker. If I want quality work, on time, for a fair price, I hire a Mexican. And I make sure they are legal.

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 2 years ago

    And the great thing about the tariffs that Romney is proposing is that the tax will go right to the consumer. So companies that manufacture overseas can still save on operational costs!

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