Skip to comments.Free Trade and the Steel Industry
Posted on 10/09/2011 1:37:52 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot
Milton Friedman shows the stupidity of tariffs.
I’m pretty sure we don’t need fleets of B-17s to launch nukes today.
Did you ever find how much we use for defense today?
Or are you still using feelings instead of actual data?
We are? We have free trade?
Tell me, what do you think free trade is?
Wow, that’s a lot of steel.
How much do they use for defense?
I already explained it to you.
You’re not exactly the brightest led in the flashlight, are you?
Import tariffs ... tax our competition.
Benefiting American manufacturers. Which provide American jobs, for American workers, who deposit their direct deposit into US banks.
Sorry to tell you, but it looks like your bulb is burned out...
We have free trade deals with China and India?
When did that happen? You have a link?
Sorry, you're flat out wrong. If you want to make up your own fantasyland, you're on your own. Really, you need to learn something. Ignorance can be fixed, if you really want to quit being a dolt.
He’s probably referring to “most favored nation” status.
You know. Where we open our markets but still can’t sell to them?
Among the top 10 Chinese exported products to America, only LCD television screens from China (HTS code 85220.127.116.11) is charged with tariff duties. The duty rate is 5%. Based on that 5% rate, the U.S. government collected $219.2 million in tariff duties ($4.4 billion times 5%) on that one product category. All other top 9 exports from China are duty free.
(about as substantial as your post)
Tell us again how a US tariff on imported goods isn’t a tax on US consumers. Please.
You’re being stubborn, or you’re purposefully staying ignorant. Either way shows you’re not conservative...
So you want to increase the taxes US consumers pay on imported goods.
How are we going to tax ourselves into prosperity? It’s a simple question, and directly addresses what you want to do.
No need, you just did.
Nicely said. Now go buy something American.
Obviously $166 oil is better for our economy than $83 oil.
Presently only about 30% of all import goods are subject to tariffs in the United States, the rest are on the free list. The “average” tariffs now charged by the United States are at a historic low. The list of negotiated tariffs are listed on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule as put out by the United States International Trade Commission.
the famous comeback ‘do you have a link’.
great debate style there
Sorry globalist, I’m not registered in your class.
Consumption taxes are good, as a matter of fact the USA lived on them for the first 80 years of its existence. If the tariffs collected off set the comparative advantage of using third world labor, around 10%, I would say that would be taxing our way to sanity. China can't retaliate because their tariffs are already sky high.
great debate style there
When I see a stupid claim with no backup, asking for a link is nicer than telling the other poster what an utter moron they are.
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