Dated story from 2010 but the official U.S. International Trade Commission is down,undergoing maintenance. Would have been the best place for tariff data.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:10:33 PM PST
(Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
No one is expecting “perfect free trade”.
We are expecting FAIR TRADE
I say put the highest tariff on all products coming from any country that they put on any of ours, be that 1% or 1000%.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:12:18 PM PST
(Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF.)
Anyone who thinks a 600 BILLION deficit is fare trade is living in la, la land.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:17:20 PM PST
by Tac Double Tap
(I'd rather die standing than on my knees begging.)
Prior to 1916 our entire government was funded completely by tariffs.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:20:38 PM PST
(Make America Great Again! America First!)
So 20% is something to be up in the are and harping about but 104% is just peachy.
Go play with the foxes.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:21:01 PM PST
by Harmless Teddy Bear
( Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!! Or maybe midgets....)
I like the idea of reciprocal. You charge us 10% we charge you 10%, charge 25% we charge you 25%. That is fair trade
posted on 03/08/2018 4:36:59 PM PST
("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
Sugar should be on the list too.
These seem to be very targeted tarrifs on the whole.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:42:49 PM PST
Trump is right on tariffs — Thats why he was elected
President Trump is simply doing what he said he would do during the presidential campaign protecting American workers and safeguarding our national security, all at the same time.
The Trump administration, in fact, has a clear and important goal in mind: to protect U.S. jobs and industries that we must have in this country for vital national security reasons.
First, as Peter Navarro pointed out recently to Fox News, the U.S. aluminum industry is down to less than 10 percent of fulfilling our own domestic demand. Six smelters have stopped production since 2013, leaving our nation with only five remaining.
And only two of those smelters are in actual working order. Our steel industry has shed thousands of jobs for decades, and is under real threat of someday being destroyed in the coming years unless it is protected in some reasonable way.
Second, our nations security is at stake if these industries were to disappear. As one senior White House official explained to me just this week, this could be a matter of life or death for our country.
posted on 03/08/2018 4:44:32 PM PST
by Grampa Dave
(Never pick a fight with an angry hornet's nest of 63+ million Trump Deplorables. You will lose!)
posted on 03/08/2018 5:09:53 PM PST
(#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
What do you think of the new Para Ord LDA?
posted on 03/08/2018 5:12:06 PM PST
(The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
I don’t want food from foreign countries except for what we can’t grow here.
posted on 03/08/2018 5:22:38 PM PST
("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
Fair is where the pigs f***.
Thanks for posting (or re-posting) this article. It's a good reminder to those who are getting hysterical over Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs that we already have tariffs in place in several key industries.
Free trade zealots claim that Trump's steel tariff will make cars unaffordable to the average American. We have tariffs in place on many of our agricultural products, and our produce and meat is cheaper than those of most other high-income nations.
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