Should The US Girl Scouts Buy Their Uniforms From Communist China?

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    American textile manufaturers and clothing manufacturers are on the ropes, because they cannot compete in a world wide market where manufacturers are free to use slave labor or child labor. The US has no embargo on such products, and there are no import duties sufficient to protect all of us from the horrors that flow from this ginormous gap in our trade policy.

    The latest casualty in this world wide struggle will be Jackie Evans Inc., a 42 year old family owned and operated company that employs 90 workers at its plant in Passaic, a once-booming manufacturing city in northern New Jersey, about 10 miles west of New York City. They've been making uniforms and sashes for their sole client for about a decade. But they are likely to lose that client, as it sought bids from manufacturers in other countries and they cannot compete.

    Who is this customer of 42 years' standing that's about to close this little business? The Girl Scouts of America. Barry Horowitz, vice president and general manager for merchandise for the Girl Scouts, felt the organization's members would be better served by buying uniforms at a lower cost, even if they were manufatured by child and slave in Communist China!


    Is price the only consideration, or do you agree with that a children's group that teaches patriotism and kindness should not be wearing closthing made by children in Communist China? Should the organization adhere to its own values and treat the Jackie Evans Inc. company kindly, by allowing it to continue?

    Please let Mr. Horowitz know if you think the Jackie Evans Inc. company should get to keep the contract they have had for 42 years. A $11 sash seems like a small price to pay to keep these workers employed and avoid the hypocrisy of dressing little American Girl Scouts in the products of Chinese slave or child labor.

    New Jersey factory that makes Girl Scout uniforms could lose business to China | cleveland.com

    To contact the Girl Scouts of America, see this link....

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    1) china isn't communist
    2) tariffs will never be placed b/c we are owned by china
    3) people should learn a useful skill instead of relying on manufacturing jobs if they want a 21st century living
     
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    China ain't Communist? Well, mebbe not -- there never has been a nation actually run on Marxism -- but it certainly is not a democracy.

    I disagree that protecting American manufacturing is impossible and not worth it, but I do agree the influx of Chinese cash in this election would make any tarrifs difficult to pass. That does not mean this situation is hopeless; mebbe the Girl Scouts will alter their plans as a result of public pressure.

     
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    I think the girl scouts should wear uniforms made in the worst sweatshops on Earth while they sell us cookies and their image is sexualized don MTV.

    It's a perfect microcosm of America, really. All it's missing is a coathanger...
     
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    i think they should sew their own shit, really.
     
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    If the GOP had their way, they would MOVE the Girl Scouts to Communist China.
     
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    China isn't communist??????????????

    Have you told them that?

    If they aren't communist, what are they?
     

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