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  • Weak & Dishonest Justin [U.S./Canada trade war]

    06/12/2018 6:44:28 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 18 replies
    Faith J Goldy (YouTube channel) ^ | June 11, 2018 | Faith J. Goldy
    Trump called out Trudeau's hypocrisy and now the two nations are on a brink of an all-out trade war. Trudeau only has votes to gain, risking the entire Canadian economy to get them; meantime, Trump could start to patriate the entire auto sector, securing mega votes in Michigan once again. Why are Cuckservatives siding with Trudeau and is there any sane way to make Dairy Nationalism Great Again?
  • Graham: I'm 'not so sure' McCain is right that a majority of Americans back free trade

    06/10/2018 8:28:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 10:15 AM EDT | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a jab at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday, saying he was "not so sure" about McCain's remarks on Saturday that a majority of Americans favor free trade. "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade," Graham told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week." "The [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [I-Vt.] element of the Democratic Party doesn't stand for free trade. Hillary Clinton said she would get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership if she had become president. There is a movement in our party that Trump's seized that got him the nomination, and...
  • Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs

    06/07/2018 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-5-2018 | David Alire Garcia, Miguel Gutierrez
    Mexico put tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, retaliating against import duties on metals imposed by President Donald Trump and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November. Mexico’s response further raises trade tensions between the two countries and adds a new complication to efforts to renegotiate the trillion-dollar North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. American pork producers, for whom Mexico is the largest export market, were dismayed by the move. Trump last week rattled some of the United States’ closest allies by...
  • Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics

    06/05/2018 7:41:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 05, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities. The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials Tuesday morning. Charles Koch wrote that he is “deeply saddened” by his brother’s retirement. “David has always been a fighter and is dealing with this challenge in the same way,” he wrote. […] Democrats have demonized the Koch brothers for their outsized influence in conservative politics over the last decade. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regularly attacked Republicans...
  • John Kasich rips GOP, hints at 2020 run against Trump: ‘I can bring that party back’

    04/29/2018 8:33:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 166 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.” The Republican governor accused the GOP of being “anti-immigrant, anti-trade, in favor of debt,” and implored party members to “come home.” “We should care about people from top to bottom, not just at those at the top but everybody,” Mr. Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I can bring that party back, that’s what I’m going to do, in one way or another.”
  • EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact

    04/21/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 21, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on Saturday on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States under President Donald Trump. Since its plans for a trade alliance with the United States were frozen after Trump’s election victory, the EU has focused instead on trying to champion open markets and seal accords with other like-minded countries. The agreement in principle with Mexico follows a deal struck last year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and...
  • Here’s a very sweet reason Roger Stone has it in for Ron DeSantis

    04/13/2018 6:07:09 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 34 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3-31-2018 | Adam C. Smith
    A new attack ad against DeSantis has links to the bare knuckled political operative -------------snip--------------- Today an outfit called National Liberty Federation began airing about $290,000 in ads on radio and Fox News TV stations across Florida hammering Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis: -------snip--------- The National Liberty Federation is run by a Palm Beach County resident named Everett Wilkinson, who used to call the group the South Florida Tea Party. Wilkinson for years has worked closely with Roger Stone, hosting a 2011 Boca Raton Trump rally that served as a harbinger of his presidential campaign, vocally supporting more casinos in...
  • In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

    04/16/2018 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries. […] Trudeau said “we already see the results” of the new trade rules, called the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA). Canadian imports from France have increased 4 percent last year and Canadian investments in France have jumped 23 percent, he said. …
  • Tariffs Were Killing New Zealand’s Economy. Free Trade Turned It Around.

    03/22/2018 9:08:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 16, 2018 | Patrick Tyrrell and Caleb Pascoe
    The new tariffs announced by President Donald Trump have generated intense controversy. With the debate ongoing, it might be useful to examine how other countries have dealt with similar policy debates in the past. New Zealand now ranks third in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom and is one of the champions of economic freedom around the world. But it wasn’t always so. In the mid-1980s, New Zealand was facing an economic crisis, with its domestic market and international trade both heavily regulated. Unemployment had reached 11 percent, and inflation was a sky-high 15 percent. In response, the government...
  • Yes, Ben Shapiro is Still Wrong on Tariffs. Here’s Why

    03/19/2018 12:50:03 PM PDT · by Thalean · 53 replies
    American Greatness ^ | March 19, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Shapiro claims that I favor “total state control of the economy” because I think it is possible to “simply pick the best industries and subsidize them.” Apparently, tariffs are Communism, and I am Stalin. . . Shapiro has it entirely backward: tariffs are the form of taxation most consistent with small government. . . tariffs are antithetical to big government because they preclude socialism. How? Tariffs make imports expensive. This encourages domestic production and discourages offshoring—thereby boosting demand for American labor. Basically, tariffs create stable jobs and increase wages for American workers... The key to solving this puzzle is recognizing...
  • Trump Pressures China To Reduce Trade Deficit And Stop Stealing Intellectual Property

    03/09/2018 10:07:48 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 8 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 9, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    This week, the President slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to enhance domestic steel production, to the dismay of liberal economists and journalists who don’t understand history and common sense. Here at this editorial we are unabashedly pro-tariff, not only because they work, but because without them we lose control of important aspects of our economy and of our society as a whole. Needless to say, we believe these steel tariffs is welcomed news. Aside from the tariffs though, President Trump has also now asked China to reduce their trade deficit with the United States by 100 billion dollars...
  • Free Trade

    03/09/2018 5:41:32 AM PST · by Oklahoma · 47 replies
    Gary North ^ | c. 2018 | Gary North
    Whenever you hear any of these arguments against free trade, you will have answers. The arguments against free-trade all have this in common: they rely on coercion by the government. All of them rely on a concept of the legitimacy of government agents with badges and guns who have the moral authority and legal right to stick a gun in the belly of one or more people who want to make a voluntary transaction. The government tells these people that they do not have the moral right or the legal authority to make such a transaction. Think of two men:...
  • Let's Put A Tariff On Snobs

    03/07/2018 10:11:38 PM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8 March 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I like free trade – I just don’t like snooty ideologues who won’t take their own country’s side in a trade fight. The ideal market means a willing buyer and a willing seller paying a mutually agreed price for goods or services with minimal government interference. That’s called “capitalism,” and as a business owner and someone who digs prosperity, I really like it. So why am I not wetting myself about Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs? Cue the True Conservatives™ to tell me it’s because I’m stupid and terrible and awful. I know how they work. It was only...
  • Steve Forbes: Here's A Real Trade Abuse Trump Should Address

    03/07/2018 9:59:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/07/2018 | Steve Forbes
    HERE'S A HUGELY winning issue for President Donald Trump that would deal with a gross trading abuse and simultaneously advance his goal of reducing the prices of prescription drugs: Insist that foreign buyers of American pharmaceuticals--almost without exception government agencies--pay their fair share of the research and development costs of these medicines. Currently, Americans are subsidizing overseas users of our drugs. Here's how that works. The average price of successfully bringing a new medicine to market in the U.S. is about $2.4 billion. The entire approval process takes some 12 years before a drug receives its final green light. The...
  • Donald Trump and Free Trade

    03/07/2018 7:54:36 AM PST · by Oklahoma · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 7, 2018, 12:01 am | R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR
    President Donald Trump has had a splendid first year in office. He has the economy moving again and at a healthy pace, some 2.6 percent in the most recent quarter. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and the economic signs are mostly healthy. Well, for the stock market that was until last week. That was the week in which the President announced his intention to slap a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum. The market tanked, and more problems are said to be coming internationally. It appears the world does not...
  • Trump threatens to tax European auto imports

    03/03/2018 2:42:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/3/2018 | David Shepardson, Mike Stone
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump kept up pressure on trading partners on Saturday, threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union retaliates against his plan to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel.
  • Creepy “World Government Summit” Targets America, Freedom

    02/24/2018 6:13:15 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    amac ^ | 2/23/18 | CC
    Top globalists, communists, and Islamists from around the globe gathered this month on the Arabian Peninsula for the World Government Summit — yes, that is the confab’s real name — to push for what they called a “new world order.” More than a few speakers made clear that liberty, self-government, and the “America First” agenda were in the crosshairs. On the other hand, Big Government, trans-humanism, and globalism were presented as the solution to basically everything, from alleged man-made “global warming” and health problems to unemployment and even hate. Aside from global governance and statism, one of the key themes...
  • Farriery/Horseshoeing a crime?

    02/06/2018 3:13:46 PM PST · by rey · 80 replies
    The American Veterinary Medicine Association is proposing removing the farrier exemption veterinary practice. It is unclear what this would mean but at worst, it would mean only a vet may shoe a horse, or a farrier may only do so under supervision or with a prescription from a vet. Clearly, this will add a cost to shoeing and may eliminate many shoers from the profession. It may require all farriers be certified. Given the predatory nature of some vets in my area, they will simply black ball certain shoers. Does anyone know from where the AVMA draws its power? They...
  • Tillerson warns against China, Russia engagement in Americas

    02/01/2018 8:55:17 PM PST · by cba123 · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2018 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday warned countries in the Western Hemisphere to beware of Chinese investment, saying it is reminiscent of European colonialism. He also derided Russia for selling weaponry to unfriendly, authoritarian governments in the region. Before embarking Thursday on a five-nation trip to Latin America, Tillerson said China seeks only to enrich itself with investment and development projects. He said regional governments should protect themselves against "predatory actors that are now showing up in our hemisphere," specifically mentioning China. He said Chinese investment may look good but comes with a heavy price. (please...
  • Trump administration calls China, Russia entry into WTO a mistake

    01/24/2018 1:42:12 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Vicki Needham
    The Trump administration said the United States made mistakes letting China and Russia join the World Trade Organization (WTO) because they have failed to shift to market-based economies. China and Russia have made little progress to align their economies with the commitments they made when joining the WTO, the U.S. trade representative wrote in two reports sent to Congress on Friday. "The United States is committed to working with all WTO members who share our goal of using the WTO to create and enforce rules that lead to more efficient markets, reciprocal benefits and greater wealth for our citizens," wrote...