More tariffs.

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  1. Ron Gilmore

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    I haven' looked yet but this info you provided makes the tarrifs talk a bit more clear. NAFTA is under negotiations and this plays into that. Like I said before it seems this is a negotiation chip after all.
     
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    All this hype over Trump wanting to change tariffs is baffling. Tariffs have been around for years. Previous presidents and politicians have added and modified them for years based upon constituents and lobbyists. Do a Google search on harmonized tariff schedule. You will see much more than steel and aluminum
     
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    I might have found Trump's motive..... Dems are authoring a bill to quash Trump's tariffs....... Wonder how those that may have been put back to work through more in country steel capacity will feel about that????

    Disclaimer: I am totally neutral on the tariff thing. Haven't researched the cost/benefit enough to take a stance. Just pointing out that for every action on Trump's part, Dems feel they have to react.......
     
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    Absolutely. Let the market decide what is good, bad or indifferent. No one is forcing US car makers to ship cars to China. If the tariffs are so bad, stop sending cars overseas.
     
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    Probably a lot better than all those who lose their jobs because of it.

    "But according to the Trade Partnership, although these industries might see a boost, the costs for industries that use these metals for their products would increase. Therefore, while the number of American workers in the metals industry could increase by an estimated 33,464 jobs, the decrease in other industries would be more significant: an estimated 179,334 jobs. This means that the net loss could total 146,000 jobs."
    http://fortune.com/2018/03/06/trump-steel-aluminum-tariffs-cost-jobs/
     
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    LOL....one artificial scenario is okay, but not the other. Got it.

    Would seem smarter to at least pick the one that’s potentially more beneficial to you, and not potentially detrimental. Just a thought.

    :z:l
     

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