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Presidential Campaign Shirts Made Over Seas

GeoLaureate8
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8/3/2011 12:34:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
People are making a big whoop over the fact that 4 Presidential candidates (Cain, Paul, Santorum, Gingrich) have campaign tees that were made in foreign countries.

Gingrich and Santorum claim they weren't aware and that they didn't order the shirts.

Santorum said he thinks it's sad how little amount of clothing is made in the US and that it's hard to find clothes that isn't made elsewhere.

And Ron Paul of course was unapologetic and had a contrarian answer saying that he didn't know it was made in El Salvador but that he wouldn't change it and will let the markets determine that.

I think the whole issue is a non-issue, but according to the article it's an issue to voters who argue that if Presidential candidates are about job growth then why are their campaigns buying from companies with workers over seas.

I guess we shouldn't buy foreign cars or foreign designer fashion or foreign videogame consoles or foreign food. Just because, because.
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wjmelements
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8/3/2011 4:09:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The American voter would opt to pay extra for a T-shirt in order to starve a family in El Salvidor?
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Ragnar_Rahl
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8/3/2011 6:00:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I seem to recall that a lot of Senators who are big fans of "Saving Detriot"-- drive foreign-made cars.

In the absence of such hypocrisy though the issue is idiotic.
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Ore_Ele
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8/3/2011 6:15:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/3/2011 4:09:38 PM, wjmelements wrote:
The American voter would opt to pay extra for a T-shirt in order to starve a family in El Salvidor?

no, the great american voter would want others to spend extra for a T-shirt while not willing to do that themselves.
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seraine
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8/3/2011 9:17:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
A great example of how Ron Paul is only willing to speak the truth. Everyone else appeals to the idiotic ideas of the average American. A great example of a large problem with democracy.