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Joe Heller

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Hmm, with the commercialism, I’d say the casualty was the baby Jesus.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    Once, we had blue laws, so most stores had to close, by law, for Sunday and holidays like Thanksgiving.


    Since people planning to spend will spend the money when the stores are open, this saves the stores money on utilities and labour without reducing revenue. But if one store managed to stay open illegally, it took lots of sales from the law-abiding stores. And enough managed to stay open illegally (because enforcement was lax) until the law-abiding stores all demanded an end to the blue laws.


    And, even after the laws were removed, it was against the US culture to stay open on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now, even that’s gone.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 8 months ago

    There are hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of people working on thanksgiving and xmas. Hospitals, some restaurants, TV, radio, movie theaters, control centers for the phone system and power system, the hundreds of generating plants and the hundreds of trains feeding them with a constant stream of coal, airlines, Amtrak, etc etc etc.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

    I will not buy a single thing on Thanksgiving and I encourage everyone else to do the same. I don’t want it to be illegal to be open on that day, but if enough people don’t shop, those workers won’t be forced to be away from their family next year. The stores will shut again.

  5. corzak

    corzak said, 8 months ago

    Big retailers want increased sales? Instead of staying open long hours on holidays, what if they paid their employees a living wage? Then there would be more of what economists call “disposable income” in the economy. Just a thought.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 8 months ago

    @corzak

    They could also stop pressuring their suppliers to move their manufacturing operations overseas, causing even more stateside unemployment.

  7. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Costco stays closed on Thanksgiving, starts its workers at $11.50 an hour, and its average employee wage is $21 an hour, which does not include overtime. The CEO makes 48 times the median wage, compared to Walmart’s CEO making 796 times their median wage. 88% of Costco’s employees have company-sponsored health insurance. And Costco is still a profitable company.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Just limit the CEOs of corporations like Mall-Wart, and Target to earning no more then 10 times what their lowest paid employee makes annually.

  9. r2varney

    r2varney said, 8 months ago

    All those protesting “stores” being open probably don’t mind the workers in hospitals..police.. airports… power companies.. snowplow drivers.. gas stations.. missing Thanksgiving dinner.
    If you are lucky enough to have a day off.. enjoy it.. but the business of the world continues.

  10. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    You do not believe in Jesus or The Bible why should you care?

  11. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    They have to work, Retailers can wait one day.

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @phritzg

    Plus Costco operates on a cash basis, The pay cash for all of the products in their Warehouses, The do not have lines of credit.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @masterskrain

    The President of the USA along with the 9 Supreme Court Justices, 100 Senators, 435 House Members, and all federal Judges must work for Free and pay for their own Health Benefits. The President must pay Rent for The White House and pay for the total cost of using AF1.

    hey, all are Rich and they can afford it.

    If they were forced to do this, we would have a surplus of cash.

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @r2varney

    Many Gas Stations are closed Thanksgiving

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    All of this started a couple years ago when One retailer decided to open at 18:00 Thanksgiving Day.

    The only way ti stop this madness is for everyone to agree not to go to the Stores on Thanksgiving, when they have Zero Sales for Thanksgiving Day, they will have learned a lesson and they will never open on Thanksgiving again.

    Hit retailers where it hurts the most, The Cash Register, No Sales, no business

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