Monday, January 5, 2009

Question

What do you think about this?

12 comments:

goddessdivine said...

Is this the Dems idea of change? So all that garbage about looking out for 'the middle class' or 'the little guy' is a load of crap. (Always is.) And I thought they were environmentally friendly; that's a lot of waste to end up in landfills. Hypocrites. Is this part of BHO's economic stimulus plan? So much for boosting the economy. Let's drive good companies (companies that help the poor) out of business. And then let's drive up the cost of clothing for everyone at the same time. Hey, maybe they'll come up with a bailout......

This is just another way for the govt to regulate the market, and another example of how this so-called solution just creates a snowball of problems. Look, I'm all for being smart and safe, but this is extreme. How much does even a minute amount of iron in clothing really effect a child? Shouldn't we worry more about toys.....items that a child will stick in his mouth?

Sarah said...

I'm wondering why it's only for clothing for kids 12 and under. Does that mean it's safe for everyone else? That doesn't really make sense. Sounds like a lot of mumbo-jumbo to me. Has anyone acutally gotten sick from the clothing they wear? We sure are living in strange times.

taturner said...

Interesting. If I were running one of those companies, I would SAY I tested all of the clothing, have a CONNECTION to someone that comes around and checks to make sure the companies are testing, PAY that person to say I am doing the testing, and CONTINUE to run my business as usual. Smaller investment that actually doing the testing.

I bet this will have no effect on any of these businesses, because I think they will all do the same thing.

Do I watch too many movies?

lindsay>boo said...

Very interesting indeed. I, too, think that is a huge waste to be throwing out all those used clothes and putting stores out of business. There definitely needs to be more thought into this. I agree that this may be a "mole hill" when there is a bigger "mountain" to address. And yeah, why can't they put some sort of label on it for the new clothes, so you know exactly what you are buying?

Sarah said...

It should be noted that we're not just talking children's clothes here. All those toys and clothes and stuff you see on Etsy (and other sites, stores), those will be illegal to sell unless they are tested. It's not just your local thrift store that's going to suffer, its every mom and pop kid product maker that wants to keep their license.
It's ridiculous and I can't believe that it is going to go into effect. I hope it gets stopped.

tharker said...

Even more reason for moms like us to have our own clothing swaps.

Kate said...

hmmm, not sure I can see the reasoning, but I think it would be just a waste.
Like Tiffany said....yay for swaps!

Brigette-boo said...

this is interesting, Olivia and I just went through all her old toys and clothes, some of them she has never touched...such as a 30.00 baby doll (she told us last Christmas after opening it she HATES dolls, and true to her word has NEVER touched the thing) She was excited to give her things to D.I so some little girl would have the beautiful things she has (and has not) enjoyed...what will this mean for that whole operation? I think its sad I can't pass stuff on like that. I give away stuff I could keep, knowing some one will appreciate it the way I have in OUR hard times....hmm. This is something to think about.

Sara said...

Well, I have to agree with the first part of the argument that this is a wonderful way to protect children and allow them to only be around healthy products, I think they need to make a some amendments to this for the benefit of people who need items from the second hand stores.

Melissa said...

This is really interesting... I'm curious to see how it will affect eBay and places like that! Some of those old toys aren't sold as play things, but as collecters items... will that be allowed?
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had NO idea...

Amy said...

What the??? Is lead in clothing really that big of a problem??? I grew up on hand-me-downs... maybe that's what's wrong with me... j/k. I think this is bizarre. I'm with Tiffani... all the more reason to have our own clothing swaps!

KIMBO said...

So silly one more thing to destroy the economy. Not only will it decrease job opportunities and also put stress on low income families that do not have a choice of buying first hand clothes. Some one is getting a big pay off from clothing companies for knocking out their competition. They are all corrupt and only care about their pocket books and getting re-elected. If they actually cared they would really think about the situation that they are creating and how it affecting main street, the environment, and the economy. I agree with the labeling idea. Allow Americans to choose what to buy and what risks to take.Free agency is always the better way.