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re: Democrats are out of touch with America - mattloc
The biggest problem with eliminating the Electoral College is the West Coast. The Democrats would simmply organize a system to wait until they knew how many votes were needed to win .....then finish the counting...
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re: Trump tweets thanks to President of Taiwan - mattloc
[quote]What a G-d damned fool trump is. He damn well better talk to every administration official since carter to explain why it's a big fricking deal we don't have contact with Taiwan.[/quote] Neville Chamberlain said it was a big fricking deal...go figure...
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re: The Taiwan melt is the most ridiculous thing seen in a while. - mattloc
[quote]If it meant nothing then why has every president since Carter followed not taking to Taiwan?[/quote] It's foolish and cowardly that this country has refused to engage in dialogue with a country, and friend , trying to resist communist subjugation.. ..to hell with appeasement, I hope Trum...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]But I think the evidence regarding tarrifs supports shows limited effectiveness, if not negative consequences[/quote] These are not long-term Solutions, they are not intended to be ....these tariffs will solely exist to teach the Chinese that their companies will only be treated fairly if ...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
The bottom line... you said American workers were lazy...that is not the case You said we lacked productivity per capita... that is not the case You claim that 35% chinese tariffs do not hurt American companies... that is not the case. [quote]the U.S. has so few manufacturing jobs and the...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
Why not mandate reciprocal tariffs... if China lowers their tariffs we lower ours. If they raise their tariffs we raise ours proportionately. Simple but it sends a clear message and I believe it would be very effective....
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
The stupidity has already been demonstrated in your own posting. You indicated that US workers were not productive and lazy. I simply pointed out to you that that was not the case.....I'm glad you are now agreeing with me....
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]Do you not see the graphs that show large increase in productivity while jobs decreased? Why do you just ignore evidence against your position? [/quote] You are either not following the argument, or I'm not doing a very good job explaining my position.... I agree with most everything you j...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote] (the U.S. falls significantly if you do it per capita[/quote] Really.. . Rank Country GDP(PPP) Per hour 2013 1 Norway 75.18 2 Luxembourg 73.22 3 United States 67.32 4 Belgium 60.98 5 Netherlands 60.06 6 France 59.24 7 Germany 57.36 ...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
Measuring productivity based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the ten most productive countries in the world are, in order, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, Russia and India. Hahahahahahaha....get your facts straight before you post...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]Yeah the work ethic of lazy union workers who can't be fired, make 2.5 times what the contribute, and get more breaks than anyone could want. Sure. [/quote] Sorry you live in blue state.....come to the South where unions are scarce, and worker productivity is the best in the world....
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]Pretending that American manufacturing is some golden goose that we must recapture via regressive economic policies, however, is foolish.[/quote] What's foolish is allowing China to levy 30 and 35% tariffs on goods we charge them nothing to export to our country. ...sorry if you can't gras...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]Like the 5 million job openings that continue to go unfilled?[/quote] Where are these 5 million jobs whereof you speak. ....part time? Minimum wage? Don't discount the ethic of American workers when given good jobs with decent benefits that are more profitable than staying home on th...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]Absolutely not, entitlement programs allow people who would otherwise be forced to respond to a changing market to sit still and live off the government teat. [/quote] The way to get them off the government teat is to provide them with jobs. The way to create jobs is to end the practice o...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]et despite that the relative wealth of Americans all levels of society has risen[/quote] Debt levels have risen not true wealth. The middle class is rapidly shrinking and those living in a state of poverty is growing. [quote]Again you are conflating trade policy with an inco...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]If everyone shut their borders to China you would rapidly see the Chinese people sink back into virtual slavery to a totalitarian communist country. Trade is good for the U.S. and it good for the Chinese people. The biggest loser in this whole deal? The CCP.[/quote] I understand you a...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]On the whole the U.S. is still benefiting from trade with a China.[/quote] 30 years of free trade with the Chinese: In 1985, the U.S. exported $3.9 billion to China, and imported goods and services for the same amount. The U.S. trade deficit with China was $365.7 billion in 2015. ...
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re: Do You People Want Every Single Illegal Immigrant Deported No Matter What? - mattloc
[quote]And, they want to work and contribute. They aren't trying to live off the government. You are working off a false narrative. [/quote] You are making alot of assumptions, and you appear to truly believe them, but you have bought into afalse liberal narrative that does not hold up under...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - mattloc
[quote]You would actually being doing the American lower and middle class a disservice by implementing this policy.[/quote] While cheaper products produced in China may save a small amount at retail, the bulk of the savings goes into the pockets of executives & others far removed from the...
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re: Do You People Want Every Single Illegal Immigrant Deported No Matter What? - mattloc
[quote]You don't care about fiscal sanity or our economy, because your solution actually costs the taxpayer even more money. You just want them gone and are dressing it up with false reasoning. [/quote] You are making the process much more difficult than it has to be. Start by immediately deporti...
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