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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Make all of our clothes here in the US of A.

  2. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What are the Brands that are made from blood cloth?

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    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?

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year 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.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year 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.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

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

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Well said.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Does anyone actually have a listing of clothing retailers who sell clothes MADE in the U.S.?
    Seriously, I would be interested in seeing it, and would patronize them.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    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.

  10. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wail-mart.

  11. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  12. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, over 1 year ago

    @Ottodesu

    There’s QUITE A FEW candidates who should Emigrate there. Any suggestions ?

  13. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “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.”
    AND companies prospered and life was good for all. But then again business helped create the market for their products and services. Just as Henry Ford did when he started his $5.00 a day wage policy. There were many abuses to that policy that required government oversight to correct, but he had the idea. More and more we hear about emerging markets and that is where the corporate focus is turning, instead of here at home. Go elsewhere and start fresh, plant seeds and grow instead of turn their attention to the already blossomed market that simply needs tending. Thanks to conservatism and corporate greed the United States is regressing into a third world country. Oppressed working (poor) class, poor and crumbling infrastructure, inadequate funding and governance of it’s education system. 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.

  14. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, over 1 year ago

    I think most corporations are ‘Global’, is it just U.S. based ones that are EVIL ? (How ironic, going to Walmart later)

  15. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Not really. When applied to a specific individual, generalizations are in general wrong, but Omnius was right on. Republicans, as an ideology, not as a specific person, are all for Business, not for people. Ask a specific republican about an issue that affects them personally and they will be “for the people,” in all arenas and all facets. In a word, selfish, or human. Ask a republican about an issue that does not directly affect them and you will get an attitude that favors business over people, every time. Democrat politicians aren’t much better but the typical Democrat I know is a lot more charitable in all arenas, affected personally or not. Most of the Democrats believe in some for all, most republicans believe in all for me, little to none for you.
    On Omnius’ second point, employees, people or labor is a cost of doing business. Nothing more than a liability. Yes the businesses affected are more bummed by the loss of their garments and building than they are at the loss of the lives. The building and garments affect them personally as in they lost stuff, it affects their quarterly and annual profits. The people who lost their lives well, “there’s more where they came from,” willing to work in dangerous environments for pitiful pay, because they are desperate and there is no one who cares about them in positions of power.

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