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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I like clean air and fresh water. Both are impacted by steel production and the smelting of aluminum.

    Let me guess. You have never been in a plant that produced either one. Amirite?
    Oh...I've worked at a steel plant.

    So...you are a supporter of the economic disaster created by over regulation?
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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Oh...I've worked at a steel plant.

    So...you are a supporter of the economic disaster created by over regulation?
    I support a smart economy based on high tech and imported materials. Look up value-add.

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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I support a smart economy based on high tech and imported materials. Look up value-add.
    Yeah...that hasn't been working so well for our steel and aluminum industries lately, though the Chinese steel industry has been doing great.

    But hey...you've taken us way off the topic of your thread. You want to get back on track...or you want to deflect as usual?
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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Do you also support the Carbon Tax? Or, vice versa.

    Also, if you support one but not the other, why? Do explain.


    I support neither. Why? Because I oppose all such interventionist bull****.
    I'm a little confused about the whole thing. The more I dig, the more I find that all presidents have tried to impose tariffs but none of it worked in terms of creating jobs or lowering the trade deficit.

    G.W. Bush imposed tariffs on steel, Obama imposed tariffs on Chinese rolled steel and none of it worked....

    When George W. Bush tried to save the steel industry in 2002 by raising tariffs on selected steel products, many Republicans and business groups say the result was a disaster. More jobs were lost than saved. The states he sought to help suffered. And in the end, the tariffs were overturned.
    Why steel tariffs failed when Bush was president

    At his 2012 State of the Union address, Obama declared that "over a thousand Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires." A 2012 Peterson Institute study by Gary Hufbauer and Sean Lowry suggested that the most generous assessment might say that the tariffs "saved a maximum of 1,200 jobs," but that savings came at a high cost.

    Hufbauer and Lowry estimated that the price increase on non-Chinese tire imports added up to $817 million, and U.S. tiremakers' price increase as a result of the tariffs was $295 million. All told, they calculated that each of those 1,200 saved jobs ended up costing $900,000 each.
    What tariffs has the U.S. tried in the recent past, and how did they work out?
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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you ok with our trading partners placing tariffs and value added taxes on American products?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Do you also support the Carbon Tax? Or, vice versa.

    Also, if you support one but not the other, why? Do explain.


    I support neither. Why? Because I oppose all such interventionist bull****.
    I noticed calamity failed to respond.

    Harley-Davidson for example, when they send a motorcycle to India is charged a 100% tariff. An Indian company that sends a motorcycle to the U.S. is charged a 0% percent tariff.

    An America car going to China pays a 25% tariff but a Chinese car coming to the U.S pays a 2.5% tariff.
    ASK YOURSELF THIS: HOW CAN 50% OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION BE FINANCIALLY ILLITERATE IN A NATION DRIVEN BY FINANCIAL PROSPERITY?

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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    They certainly will now
    They already do. Is that ok?
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    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I noticed calamity failed to respond.

    Harley-Davidson for example, when they send a motorcycle to India is charged a 100% tariff. An Indian company that sends a motorcycle to the U.S. is charged a 0% percent tariff.

    An America car going to China pays a 25% tariff but a Chinese car coming to the U.S pays a 2.5% tariff.
    Too bad Trump isn't placing tariffs on cars and Motorcycles.

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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They already do. Is that ok?
    I'm not buying American products abroad. I do buy foreign steel and aluminum here though. So do all my customers.

    Trump just forced us to either charge 20% more or take a margin hit. MAGA.

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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Do you also support the Carbon Tax? Or, vice versa.

    Also, if you support one but not the other, why? Do explain.


    I support neither. Why? Because I oppose all such interventionist bull****.
    I agree with the Congressional Republicans, Gary Cohn, Charles Koch and the other smart kids that the tariffs are not a good idea. Not at all, in more ways than one. I also don't support the carbon tax.
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    Re: So, if you support Trump's Tariffs....

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I agree with the Congressional Republicans, Gary Cohn, Charles Koch and the other smart kids that the tariffs are not a good idea. Not at all, in more ways than one. I also don't support the carbon tax.
    Correct answer

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