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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Holy ****, we agree on something!
    Yeah, because for once I explained something in simpleton terms.?
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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!
    Wow, you really seem to understand something about something completely irrelevant to this thread.
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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 have to consider that trade with Europe is vital to your economy, and that WTO is not just Europe... If you start protectionism, you will be isolated on world trade and sanctioned against, and thus any tiny gain from "buy American" will be overshadowed by HUGE losses by sanctions or lost trade..

    I cant believe I am actually having to explain this on a political forum.. Makes me really wonder about the average and such... AGAIN...
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | Business | Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Yikes.. At this day and age a trade war between Europe and the US would be disastrous and carry long term ill effects and possibly be another nail in the already pretty nailed up economic coffin of decline.

    Who the hell came up with that silly "buy American" clause anyways? What a fool!
    There's a reason for that. It's so in time of war, we don't have to count on fools in Europe for our tank and airplane parts. BTW, do you drive an American car?
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    There's a reason for that. It's so in time of war, we don't have to count on fools in Europe for our tank and airplane parts.
    Except this moronic clause has nothing to do with tank and airplane parts. It's much more general than that.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    There's a reason for that. It's so in time of war, we don't have to count on fools in Europe for our tank and airplane parts. BTW, do you drive an American car?
    What exactly is an American car.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Yes, protectionism and trade wars did lead to a little thing called the Great Depression. Enacting protectionist policies will induce other countries to do the same....up here in Canada there has already been talk of limiting US' access to our power sources (which they depend on) if faced with trade restrictions that go against NAFTA and kill part of our economy.

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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Yeah, because for once I explained something in simpleton terms.?
    No, because your natural bias caters to what is beneficial to the EU. People do not trade unless it is mutually beneficial in doing so
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    If it results in a trade war, yes it does.
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    Re: Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | Business | Obama wants to avoid 'trade war'

    Yikes.. At this day and age a trade war between Europe and the US would be disastrous and carry long term ill effects and possibly be another nail in the already pretty nailed up economic coffin of decline.

    Who the hell came up with that silly "buy American" clause anyways? What a fool!
    Do you support your side dropping their illegal ban on American and Canadian beef?
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