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Thread: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I don't think we need tariffs, but we should pass laws that businesses should comply with US regulations in their outside of country facilities for things like health, safety, and environment if those goods are made the the US market. (unless the host country's regulations are more strict)
    That would chase those companies out of the U.S. where they don't have to comply.

    I think we should come to the realization that not everyone has to live by our standards to be happy and productive.
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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    We get more value out of the WTO than we lose to outsourcing. Free trade is an overall net positive, even if it sometimes hurts individual sectors. A lot of out sourcing isn't actually even cost effective, but is simply the result of our idiotic fantasy land MBA driven cost cutting business culture.
    what "free trade" does right now is drive wages as low as possible.

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That would chase those companies out of the U.S. where they don't have to comply.

    I think we should come to the realization that not everyone has to live by our standards to be happy and productive.
    So you think they would abandon selling in the US?

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Unless tariffs are universal and solely for tax collection purposes they are stupid.
    We shouldn't be protecting wasteful American jobs that require very minimal understanding to do.

    Manufacturing hasn't been leaving the states, it isn't growing as much because of work place efficiency, machinery and automation/robotics.

    I've witnessed this first hand.
    the problem with that is we need to have those types of jobs here in the u.s. as well.

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So you think they would abandon selling in the US?
    Banning the sale of those products in the U.S. would be quite destructive.

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    the problem with that is we need to have those types of jobs here in the u.s. as well.
    Not really, the problem we are having now is we have a glut of brain power and not enough jobs.
    This recession affected people who mostly have degrees and less so for blue collar workers.
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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Banning the sale of those products in the U.S. would be quite destructive.
    I think the vast majority of manufacturors would find a way to comply as they would not want to lose their livelihood.

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think the vast majority of manufacturors would find a way to comply as they would not want to lose their livelihood.
    Yes and no, the comparative advantage would be lost in meeting those requirements.
    Even if they were to bring those jobs to the U.S. it would be a waste.
    Having people with bachelors degrees, making tooth brushes, isn't exactly ideal.

    The shift has occurred because other countries have less brain power and more labor power.
    We all seem to look at these things through American eyes, that the little 12 year old girl working 10 hours a day, 7 days a week is being abused.
    Before she would of had no access to money, to buy food and later when she has children, maybe they won't have to work to help support the family.
    It's slow progression but the rest of the world can't all live by American standards at the same time.

    Tariffs, subsidies and import regulations do more harm to the people, you were intending to help.
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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Tariffs and punishment when hiring illegals and other state solutions do not create incentive to create jobs. Vibrant free markets do.

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Banning the sale of those products in the U.S. would be quite destructive.



    Not really, the problem we are having now is we have a glut of brain power and not enough jobs.
    This recession affected people who mostly have degrees and less so for blue collar workers.
    it has? i think it's affected everyone. white, blue and pink.

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    Re: Does America Need Tariffs on US Corporations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yes and no, the comparative advantage would be lost in meeting those requirements.
    Even if they were to bring those jobs to the U.S. it would be a waste.
    Having people with bachelors degrees, making tooth brushes, isn't exactly ideal.

    The shift has occurred because other countries have less brain power and more labor power.
    We all seem to look at these things through American eyes, that the little 12 year old girl working 10 hours a day, 7 days a week is being abused.
    Before she would of had no access to money, to buy food and later when she has children, maybe they won't have to work to help support the family.
    It's slow progression but the rest of the world can't all live by American standards at the same time.

    Tariffs, subsidies and import regulations do more harm to the people, you were intending to help.
    personally, i don't care all that much about the people in other countries when my fellow americans don't have jobs. tariffs on imported vehicles makes sense, our vehicles are taxed to the max in foreign countries. good for the goose. any countru that imposes tariffs on o0ur goods needs the same imposed on their goods.

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