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Posted on 03/04/2018 6:10:20 PM PST by SMGFan
We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. for many years. Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead. Sorry, its time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
7:10 PM - 4 Mar 2018
Common sense truth.
The globalists wanted to take the U. S. down.
They are so upset Hillary lost.
Finally we have someone who actually gives a “S” about this nation.
And by are they fighting back.
Free trade is when you are free to buy politicians to sell-out America.
“Free trade is when you are free to buy politicians to sell-out America.”
It’s also an unproven theory that has never existed in the history of man.
And I challenge any/all Freepers to cite a single example and era when it did.
Christ Almighty Go!
I bot STLD...and NUE.
Yeah, no kidding...
Think of trade deficits as arterial bleeding and a tariffs as a tourniquet.
For the longest time, letting Europe, Japan and Korea screw us over on trade was the price we paid for them letting us protect them from their enemies. Huh? Come again? How the heck does that make sense? We let them screw us on trade so they’ll allow us to protect them for free? Trump is finally slicing through this Gordian Knot.
Isn’t the fact that the EU, China etc. who are up in arms about one tiny tariff, respond by immediately pulling out the protectionist longs knives prove that Trump was right? If free trade was so good wouldn’t this be a teachable moment in world history to say “we will not retaliate again the USA because free trade is good and righteous”?
On the other hand, the cost of producing it in the USA has gone up so much because the unions have driven up the costs of doing so, we're in a no-win scenario.
What's the solution?
That’s what I keep saying.
Into the 1920s we had good relations with Japan. Imagine if we had outsourced to Japan when we were on good terms, where would we have been come 1941?
Free Traitor are soulless stateless beings that are doing great harm to this nation.
The costs of producing in the US have risen so high because of regulation. Defanging, deweaponizing, devenomizing EPA is a huge first step. There is a long long way to go.
We export natural gas and oil now.
More insanely, we export matallurgical grade coal to China so that they can make cheap steel and sell it back to us. Tells you something when two trans-oceanic shipments is cheaper than producing it locally.
Totally true, but during the decades of the Cold War, it was viewed as part of the competition to have more allies and more strategic bases around the world than the Commies. So the US paid well for base leases and cut many breaks on trade to help gain or strengthen an ally.
Past time to start undoing it.
“the cost of producing it in the USA has gone up so much because the unions have driven up the costs of doing so”
The unions are barely a blip on the radar. They’re something like 10% of the workforce. Regulatory creep, commodity bubbles, insurance mandates, real estate speculation...
Those are still huge problems.
Historically, I believe U.S. trade policy with those countries was based on making the U.S. a more attractive trading partner than the Soviet Union and its allies.
The Gov REGS mainly.
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