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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What are the Brands that are made from blood cloth?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Start sewing Clarky!
    If you can make quality clothes that Americans like AND can afford, you will be a rich man. Welcome to Capitalism.

    Btw….Where was that computer you’re typing on made?

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    102 years ago, there was a tragedy known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 146 on March 25, 1911. The ages of the dead ranged from 14 to 43.
    Very similar conditions existed in New York City in 1911 as existed in Bangladesh in 2013, including children killed in the tragedies.
    The same type of people were to blame – the rich, greedy capitalists who exploited the average person. That’s why unions and regulation of businesses are necessary.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    On top of that, the part about “can afford” is another thing that was brought about by people with your kind of thinking.
    Once upon a time, the average American worker could afford to go into a car dealership every two or three years and afford to buy a new car. The average American could afford to buy his or her own house. The average American could afford to buy the things he or she wanted, and the products were made in America.
    Today, minimum wage hasn’t kept up with the cost of living, and what are considered “good” wages today aren’t even equal to minimum wages in other industrialized countries. Australia’s $15.96/hour minimum wage, even with the conversion to American dollars, is more than two times the minimum wage here in America.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Americans can afford much more than we claim. We just prefer LOTS of cheap junk to a reasonable amount of quality clothing.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Well said.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Masterkrain,
    Thanks for giving me a reason to look. I bookmarked this site as a source to look for Made in the USA clothing.
    ^
    http://www.americansworking.com/clothing.html
    ^
    @ Ashburn Stadium – Eloquently and intelligently stated, neighbor. Thank you for your words and the quality of your tone.
    @ cdedward – nicely stated, neighbor. Thanks.
    @ conservgov – while I agree you are generally right, it does cost more to buy US made goods, what matters is the quality of the items and quality of life that improves for all of our neighbors when people are actively employed making wages that give them disposable income. We need to bring jobs back home.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, over 3 years ago

    Wail-mart.

  9. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Slight correction: Mimimum wage in Australia as valued in USD: $16.50.
    No recession there for about two decades, and health care was nationalised about four decades ago.

  10. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    But wait! I want my sales! I mean, there weren’t any Americans killed, just Bangladeshis. And they don’t really count, do they?

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Howie, I had been replying to Ashburn’s first two comments to CG under this toon. My paradigm and understanding of history finds common ground in his observations. What did I miss?
    Hope you’re having a good spring, Howie. The asparagus and lettuces are doing good. :)
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There can be a balance of: Union, Regulation, and Profit. It is worth the effort. Michigan is a failure. Germany is a success.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Pat yourself on the back. Great post. There was also a time where someone without a college education could support a family on their own wage, snowball’s chance in hell of that happening today. Heck a 2 year degree won’t do it, a 4 year, perhaps.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    “Yep, just like locusts and other parasites, the capitalists are sucking us dry and then they will move on to other fertile ground to destroy.”
    .
    As much as I disagree with you normally, this post has so much truth it is pregnant with truth.
    .
    Congrats your a mommy.

  15. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    americans used to make their own clothes. but, decline of the american garment industry since 1962 is staggering. went from the world largest domestic production to less than 3%. cheap overseas labor, non-existent safety laws, no child labor laws, etc…just so, we can buy those pair of jeans for $10 at walmart. also, many of us will not even create our own jeans(buying the fabric, sewing the fabric, etc..).

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