Just because they can impose tariffs doesn't mean that the tide is turning. China is still the source of our wealth because it gives us more room for profitable markup, so the government is not going to impose too many obstacles to that. It could be a good step toward restoring domestic manufacturing though, if done correctly, and if the desire is there. I'm not sure if the service based model we are gradually shifting toward is really to our long term benefit.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Also we are members of the WTO which is opposed to any Tariff increases and they also have issues anytime we and some others try to show preferences to our manufacturing companies.
We have got to reduce the wild and crazy spending of money we don't have one programs that don't work and cut taxes for those who do 90% of the hiring and start all new businesses and expand others.
You are telling me that your company can not buy recycled steel or add another metal to it in order to stretch it out or make it a lesser quality of steel?Steel made in the U.S. is of higher quality, unnecessary for the applications, that my company needs.
"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"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Not like this will ever get past the Senate. Is it not De Mint that has an automatic hold on everything proposed?
I support the application of pressure on the Chinese government, but I think it will have little effect. The increase of rates of wages in China over time will do more to even the playing field than tariffs. Also, China will never allow US agro products until subsidies end, this is another area of contention between the two governments.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
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