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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Zomg! I shouldn't buy American sweaters because some european country will get mad and not trade with us! Oh Noez!
    You should buy whatever the hell you like. I was not referring to individual's actions.

    I know its hard to understand, but if the USA enacts trade restrictions (ie Buy American laws), other countries will respond in kind.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I would rather have Obama listening to unions here in the US than to people who have no loyalty to this country as well as no business what so ever in deciding what the hell goes on in the US.
    That is the attitude to be expected from someone that doesn't understand the importance of trade to the USA economy.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    That is the attitude to be expected from someone that doesn't understand the importance of trade to the USA economy.
    Do you actually have any articles/news stories of the US economy suffering before alot of jobs got outsource and before we got involved in the WTO to support that claim? We seemed to be doing fine before we got involved in WTO.
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do you actually have any articles/news stories of the US economy suffering before alot of jobs got outsource and before we got involved in the WTO to support that claim? We seemed to be doing fine before we got involved in WTO.
    You might want to read up a little on the the 20s/30s and the actions of the USA government in that period. That led to the GD and it is strikingly similar to what is happening now.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    You might want to read up a little on the the 20s/30s and the actions of the USA government in that period. That led to the GD and it is strikingly similar to what is happening now.
    So your saying we entered into the WTO and outsourced alot of our jobs right after the 20s/30s and magically our economy shot up?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Yes. That's what he's saying. He's not talking about protectionism in the 20's/30's or anything.
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So your saying we entered into the WTO and outsourced alot of our jobs right after the 20s/30s and magically our economy shot up?
    I don't remember saying anything about the WTO and outsourcing.

    To paraphrase someone, 'Those who do not study and understand history are bound to repeat it.' What should one expect from the USA government school system, though.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    **** the EU,who the hell are they to tell us how we can spend our tax payer money? Tax payer money should not be spent on foreign goods and services especially if it is a stimulus plan meant to help American jobs.

    It seems in the end democrats don't mind selling out American jobs just like some of the republicans who are globalist/anti-American.
    Unfortunately, it will probably violate government procurement access clauses in the WTO.
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do you actually have any articles/news stories of the US economy suffering before alot of jobs got outsource and before we got involved in the WTO to support that claim? We seemed to be doing fine before we got involved in WTO.
    YOU'RE RIGHT, THE ECONOMY WAS PERFECT BEFORE WE JOINED THE WTO.

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    Note: The WTO came into effect in 1995. Just LOOK at the employment numbers PLUNGE from 95 onwards!
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