Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Marc

    Marc said, about 2 years ago

    The shirt costs $30 because someone’s willing and able to pay $30 for it. And you only got $0.02 for sewing it? Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, meaning you worked about 10 seconds with a sewing machine paid for by the owner on cloth paid for by the owner in a factory paid for by the owner. I could go on, but the amount of deaf ears upon which this will fall does not justify any further effort on my part.

  2. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, about 2 years ago

    @Marc

    I’d point out how out of proportion your maths is, but I know that my effort would be wasted on a closed mind.

  3. BlueJayRobin

    BlueJayRobin said, about 2 years ago

    As if shirts are Made in the USA anymore.

  4. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 2 years ago

    I met a woman in Thailand who sewed shirts for a living, for a few $ per day. Which translated into a LOT of bhat. She certainly wasn’t getting rich, but she very much wanted the job; otherwise her choice was to be a prostitute. So, the question is, are we exploiting her? If she had been paid US minimum wage, the rest of the economy would have gone to hell in a handbasket.

  5. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Odd how people who work for hourly wages or salary don’t get it when it comes to contract labor or piece work. In the case of the Thai woman, $.02 is the prevailing wage for seamstresses. Americans seem to think that having no job is better than having a low paying job. That may change when unemployment hits 15%.

  6. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 2 years ago

    as long as we keep buying the low price imports we are the cause of the low wages. And if we do not stop the hiring of no american the problem is only going to get worse look at europe they have the same problem

  7. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yah don’t have to buy the thing. Get a clue.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Marc

    That is why they go over seas or import works to pay them slave wages.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Subsidies are given, not taken. And corporate taxes haven’t been lower in a long time than now.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @rick scott

    It was the guys with the crowns that didn’t want to pay the wages you should make in an economy like ours. So they moved and were aided by our own traitorous govt to.

  11. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The capitalist then sells the product at its value. The profit is already in the product, generated in the process of production itself. It’s realized at the point of sale. If it’s bought by a retailer, an additional amount is added on to the retail price. This is not additional surplus value, but instead is the imposition of an unequal exchange between the merchant and the customer. The customer is paying more than the actual value of the commodity, because of the greater market power of the retailer.

  12. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Stephanie is right. If we sewed the shirts in our garages and then hawked them on the streets we could cut out the middle men and get what, maybe $00.15 per shirt? The attractive females could then turn a few tricks if they wanted to boost their profit margin.

  13. Jarek Loovali

    Jarek Loovali said, about 2 years ago

    Comics is right on the money and for those who disagree with it I like to post what capitalism is. I have noticed that capitalist apologists don’t even know what they trying to justify:

    Capitalism means having a class of people who get incomes NOT from working, but from having a surplus of money and getting more money by lending that money to others who have a shortage of money, for a return on their investment. A capitalist is someone who lives off of UNearned income, by providing capital.

    Capitalists are the real freeloaders!

  14. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Norman Baron

    We doan need no stinkin’ profits. Give all your money to third worlders and see what they do with it- like go to Thailand and blow it on cheap hookers.

  15. Jarek Loovali

    Jarek Loovali said, about 2 years ago

    @rick scott
    And why you think there is prostitution? Because your dear capitalism puts people in desperate situation, inst it?!

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