Some of the comments are hilarious, you blame Presidential administrations for
Trades these corporations make. . These Tariffs are regulated by the government
but corporate lobbyist have been chipping away at them for decades. Maybe learn
how the global economy works and see how these Tariffs will only make your good
10x more expensive. Hope you weren't looking to buy a house or car.
Nothing new here our last 4 presidents have announced tariffs as wellMaybe Trump will actually stick with it and include sanctions on the Chinese
communists for intellectual property theft as well as other cheating on tradeIt has never been an even playing field... these other countries
subsidize export related businesses... we are the biggest market and our federal
government has rolled over like a possum since the 1970’sThe
party is over for the rest of the cheating world
Huge national debt and trade deficit! Half of our national debt came from the
previous administration.Trade deficits and the national debt was not
caused by Trump! Nope! Not at all.How foolish to blame an innocent
man for what others have done.
I'll give you a clue....Pittsburg, Steel.Special Election
next Tuesday.Trump is weaponizing the national and global economy
for local political wins...No different than a guy, holding a gun to
an innocent victims head, and calling out demands.It's how all
criminal minds work.
A generally conservative poster said "Do we have betraying politicians
taking bribes while exploiting slave labor?"This is not language
one generally hears from such sources. Has the leopard changed its spots?
"And this, folks, is what the beginning of a recession looks like. And you
Trumpster's are to blame for the collapse of one of the greatest economic
recoveries,ever."Really?Really!?!?!?Obama's "recovery" is called a "recovery" rather than a
recovery for a reason.I suggest you look at the facts.The liberals' hysteria over everything Trump and all the nonsense that
comes babbling out of their mouths would be funny if they didn't believe it
so sincerely. I hate to break it to you guys, but as bad as Trump is, it's
actually liberals and liberal policies that are extremely harmful to America.
No reason for America having a huge trade deficit.Do we have
betraying politicians taking bribes while exploiting slave labor?
I was just thinking about our buddy, Al Gore. We heard from him at Davos,
talking about solar panel tariffs. Where is Al on steel tariffs?Let's look at the problem from the green view. Countries like Japan and
China are mining coal and iron ore locally, processing it locally, polluting the
air and water and consuming energy to do it, often exploiting workers and
ignoring safety, then putting the steel on a diesel-powered ship, risking the
ocean's environment to transport it thousands of miles...so we can build
SUVs and filing cabinets.Does anyone see a problem here?There are school kids wearing masks all day in China's steel regions.If you get hung up on the word China, just substitute Turkey, Brazil,
Japan, Korea...Maybe keeping the imports close to home (Mexico and
Canada) makes some sense after all. At least Canada is more responsible about
emissions than most countries.Given the reality, Al ought to be
calling for a 50% tariff on steel to stop the madness. Instead, we hear
crickets.And Al is safely in his empire that coal built.It's a funny world.PS - Anyone interested in building a steel
mill on Utah Lake?
If you look at a report from the World Trade Organization, the US is far below
the amount of tariffs in place by the European Union (EU) and China. And how
often do you hear about the EU courts penalizing US companies trying to do
business in Europe with seeming bias. With the EU and China the greatest
tariff abusers in the world it is not feasible to sit idly by and watch the
majority of US manufacturing close down. At the outset of WWII the US had
immense manufacturing capacity that was turned into immense war manufacturing
capacity, which was key to ultimate victory. The report to which I refer is
from the very liberal Washington Post.
@worf;"Tariffs should be equal for all nations."Really? That would be no tariffs.
These new tariffs will be an economic catastrophe for our nation. The cost of
new cars will be going up by about 30 percent as a direct result of this action.
And Mr. Trump is going to discover that (a) Americans will not be willing to
pay this kind of mark-up; and (b) since foreign automakers will not be able to
sell their cars here, they'll abandon the American market and sell their
cars elsewhere. These two negative results could well generate an America where
we spiral into the next great depression. One hates to accuse the President of
the United States of having the desire to harm our country, but what other
conclusion is possible?
America is re-negotiating the very unfair NAFTA trade deal with Canada and
Mexico; hence the temporary exemption for them! Wise move, Mr. President! It
will make the negotiations with them much more effective!Those who think
this will create a trade war ignore the fact that America has been on the losing
end of trade wars for decades and the fact that we have an annual trade deficit
of $800 billion is proof! These tariffs will not create a trade war, they will
end the ongoing trade war!Trading has to be fair, period! There is a
new sheriff in town and you buy all my products but I won't buy yours
isn't going to cut it anymore!
I'm far from being an expert on trade policies. But for those who have
posted negative comments, in the future, be careful posting comments about jobs
going to foreign countries.For forty years, I've heard
complaints about jobs going overseas. Now, we have a president trying to do
something about, and all he gets is grief from some.
It is encouraging to see nominally conservative voices using liberal arguments
for tariffs.It is a crazy world out there.
@BestSolutions“I think that adding the tariffs is the most
responsible thing that Trump can do to try to bring back American
jobs.”How is this going to bring back jobs? How will this
prevent manufacturers from offshoring production to countries with cheaper raw
materials and eliminating American jobs? How will this prevent retaliatory
tariffs on American products and goods that will shut down plants, factories,
farms and result in further American job loss?How?
Tariffs should be equal for all nations.
I think that adding the tariffs is the most responsible thing that Trump can do
to try to bring back American jobs. Trump is running this country like a
business. He does not want to see it go bankrupt. He knows that Americans need
to produce what Americans consume for the most part, that provides Americans
jobs and our first allegiance is to America. America needs to take care of
America first, if he does not do this then we will lose our ability to be the
Leader of the Nations and then where will all the countries be who rely on our
help. Our first priority has to be to bring back all the jobs that have been
lost when our own companies out-sourced the labor/jobs to foreign countries. I
applaud Trump for putting America first, this has not been the case in a long,
long time. There may be some economic upset but it will subside and we will
have a stronger nation with more people who have good paying jobs. Thanks
European commission did it a year ago against China, a 22-55% increase.
The 800 billion dollar trade deficit needs to be addressed but this is not the
way to do it.
Once again trump acts precipitously and damages the Unite States. Business as
usual for trump.
He wants us to think he's really doing something important for the country.
I see it as an impetuous self-indulgent wielding of Presidential power, the
consequences of which have not been thought through or based on any soliciting
of informed opinion.
@FT;"@Impartial 7Seems you may have forgot Muellar time."Won't happen soon enough. Trump keeps doing bigger stupid things
and more irreparable damage because he thinks it will take his
"audience"'s attention away from Russia. His narcissistic
personality won't allow him to put our country over his best interests.
People were warned. But, they based their votes on rhetoric and patriotic
feelings rather than taking a hard look at Trump's track record for 50
years. They crossed their fingers, voted with their hearts instead of their
brains, and hoped for the best. Now, a year later, Trump's actions prove
that his words were empty. He has no idea what he's doing and won't
listen to his own people that do. And we're going to sit by while he ruins
@Impartial 7Seems you may have forgot Muellar time.
@Imparial7: It's okay though, trump will cause the next recession but the
GOP will always blame the dems and their voters will go right along with it.
And this, folks, is what the beginning of a recession looks like. And you
Trumpster's are to blame for the collapse of one of the greatest economic
recoveries,ever. Word to the wise? Move your money in your 401K's out of
stocks and into something less volatile, because this mess is going to be bad
and long lasting.
Re: "Trump rolling out big trade tariffs, sparing Mexico, Canada"That's what he SAYS anyway.But what's that worth?