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Thread: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Embargoing China would destroy what is left of the American economy, drop our credit rating to the bottom and maybe even start a war. Still not sure on whether than it is a good idea or not?
    It would force American's to make their own products, thus creating jobs, thus increasing tax revenue, thus reducing the deficit.
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The only persons being kneejerk, dumb, or intentionally dishonest are the people that think lifting an embargo with Cuba will result in a 'free trade' environment. Are you REALLY so naive as to believe that the Cuban government will freely embrace US manufactured products in a 'free trade' environment? Or that they would even BE a viable trading partner? Or that ignoring the trade imbalance and fact that US goods wouldnt be sold in Cuba, that you believe Cuban goods sold in America wouldnt simply financially support an already oppressive regime?

    SHOULD the Cuban government embrace an open capitalist trade environment...well now thats a different story.
    Straw man. No one said anything about "free trade"
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    It would force American's to make their own products, thus creating jobs, thus increasing tax revenue, thus reducing the deficit.
    Your idea is complete fantasy. You don't even have the most basic knowledge about how an economic system works. I really wonder what exactly do you think would happen if we embargoed China. Do you honestly believe there wouldn't be consequences?

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    It would force American's to make their own products, thus creating jobs, thus increasing tax revenue, thus reducing the deficit.
    Nothing of the sort would happen. Despite the number of products we have made in China, they've lost more manufacturing jobs than we have. First of all, technological advancement in manufacturing costs a lot of jobs and second, there are many more countries for corporations to get slave wage factory labor than just China. Chinese wages have actually been increasing the last few years, which is going to make them a less than ideal country for greedy corporations to outsource their jobs to.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Let's be realistic for a moment. Even Jimmy Carter couldn't get the embargo lifted. Would that statement imply that something runs our government that is bigger than a President or elected leader? I don't see how it could mean anything else. Check your history and see what money was damaged by Castro's takeover and then see if those big money interests wield any power today. Cuba is no threat. Never has been. The threat is the group that keeps Cuba embargoed.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    It would force American's to make their own products, thus creating jobs, thus increasing tax revenue, thus reducing the deficit.
    Its not that simple.
    An attitude change is necessary.
    The consumer buys foreign as they want better.
    Our management has been having trouble with this simple concept for a long time.
    Our government has been trying to reduce the wages of the working man, with limited success.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    It would force American's to make their own products, thus creating jobs, thus increasing tax revenue, thus reducing the deficit.
    China is as much a customer of ours as we are of them. How many products that are made there are made for American companies? I couldn't even begin to count. The US and China is a free market match made in heaven. The world's largest economy and the world's largest population.

    Besides which, our embargoes have not caused very many governments to fall. We have active embargoes in Cuba and Iran. Last I checked, the folks we didn't like were still in charge in both of those places. We had an embargo against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, but that's not why he's no longer in charge. As a foreign policy instrument, it doesn't work unless the rest of the world does it too.

    Lift the embargo. Let American companies sell where they need to sell in order to make money.


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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Let's be realistic for a moment. Even Jimmy Carter couldn't get the embargo lifted. Would that statement imply that something runs our government that is bigger than a President or elected leader? I don't see how it could mean anything else. Check your history and see what money was damaged by Castro's takeover and then see if those big money interests wield any power today. Cuba is no threat. Never has been. The threat is the group that keeps Cuba embargoed.
    The wealthy "powers that be" ??
    But why ?
    Hatred and fear ?
    Do we have these same "powers" today ?

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Embargo should have ended decades ago.

    It would help the medical industry a lot. Guess what America doesn't have enough of? Good doctors. Guess what you can find on every street corner in Cuba. Good doctors.

    Win/win.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The wealthy "powers that be" ??
    But why ?
    Hatred and fear ?
    Do we have these same "powers" today ?
    The sugar industry. They don't want the competition from Cubas sugar industry. Basically, the american consumer is paying extra for sugar (a sugar tax) because of the embargo. It's just one more example of corporate welfare. Our capitalists love socialism, as long as its' limited to them
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