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re: Sweden is not a socialist paradise: In some ways it is more free market than the US - I B Freeman
We should privatize SS with the IBFreeman plan tomorrow and we should go to all voucher funding of education today!!!...
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re: Our President is tweeting about Tariffs again! - I B Freeman
Let me know when tariffs add net new jobs to our economy. While you are studying that perhaps you can explain how more people are working at higher wages than ever before in the USA while our trade deficit is huge?...
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re: Trump to cancel another Obama program opening the doors for 100k jobs to USA citizens - I B Freeman
Obama was and still is an empty suit....
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re: Trump to cancel another Obama program opening the doors for 100k jobs to USA citizens - I B Freeman
How do you know these people were paid “below market” wages? Would you rather these jobs had been simply offshored?...
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re: Trump to cancel another Obama program opening the doors for 100k jobs to USA citizens - I B Freeman
No Your calls are more likely routed to offshore call centers....
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re: Trump to cancel another Obama program opening the doors for 100k jobs to USA citizens - I B Freeman
These are legal tax paying workers that should be allowed to work BUT should not be eligible for welfare. Why would anyone be against workers paying their own way, legally in the country and adding to our economy??? Foolish...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
The Chinese tariffs and the steel tariffs have different goals. See the OP. The goal of the steel tariffs are clearly protection of a favored industry and apply to essentially all steel coming into the country regardless of the source. The goals of the Chinese tariffs I posted a couple of post...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
Read the report in the link Jimmy. Their top ten shipments go to Asian countries. Our top sources are Canada, Mexico and Brazil. None of those are top ten customers of China so they are not shipping through Mexico and Canada to get to us to any large degree. Here is a report on US imports [...
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re: The "caravan" is a Dem funded hail mary for pre-election optics - I B Freeman
I got to believe this is very good for republicans. If anyone is financing it then it is a friend of republicans....
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
Let me give the specific findings that led to the $200 billion list: [quote]In March 2018, USTR released the findings of its exhaustive Section 301 investigation that found China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation are unreasonable a...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
Do you have any links at all to these goals you have conjured up?...
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re: Trump eyes 10 percent tax cut for middle-income earners - I B Freeman
I am for it. Make it 20%...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
[quote]This proves you don't understand the motives behind the tariffs[/quote] Wrong. I understand completely. I doubt you do. This is about access to Chinese markets for US firms--the idea being that the trade deficit is important and by helping US firms sell more in China the deficit wil...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
You should probably read this report. [link=(https://www.trade.gov/steel/countries/pdfs/exports-china.pdf)]LINK[/link] While your numbers on their steel production may be right--there is no link--it is on total production and not exports. Remember that 25% of the world's population live in Chi...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
Ross will have Trump move away from tariffs with Mexico to out and out quotas limiting the sales to the US from Mexico to some low number Nucor likes. Something he would much prefer....
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
[quote]Trump wants to hold a ceremonial signing of the new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal in a Midwestern city before the November midterm elections. But Canada and Mexico are resisting due to Trump's tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Despite the new trade agreement, which is an update of the N...
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re: Government picking winners and losers on tariffs--steel gets the exemptions they want - I B Freeman
They have whining with that argument for 50 years to get special treatment. They get protection, spend the money from the artificial profits, go bankrupt and whine some more. If you are so gung ho on this why support giving the steel industry tariff exemptions on their inputs? Why not make th...
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