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To: RoosterRedux

“Fair trade...not free trade. “

We must be willing to leverage our national might to drive fair trade.

Sure, no tariffs or restrictions anywhere would be the ideal, just like World Peace is the ideal.

But that’s not the world WE live in.


7 posted on 03/08/2018 1:25:19 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
We must be willing to leverage our national might to drive fair trade. Sure, no tariffs or restrictions anywhere would be the ideal, just like World Peace is the ideal. But that’s not the world WE live in.

Precisely. Plus there are certain industries where we simply have to stay involved in for reasons of National Security. What good is economic theory when other nations hold leverage over you?

8 posted on 03/08/2018 1:27:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mariner

Yup.


9 posted on 03/08/2018 1:29:41 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Churchill: Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.)
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To: Mariner

Not really.

The task is really quite simple.

Select the top three pardners to begin negotiations.

Select the top 5 products they export to the USA

Select 5 products where there are barriers.

At the table state bluntly, reduce your tariffs on these products or we will erect tariffs that will effectively end your exports to America.

You have 6 months


10 posted on 03/08/2018 1:31:50 PM PST by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: Mariner

No tariffs in the world is a race to the bottom for about 90% of the world’s population. There’s always some regulated society, somewhere, that will produce goods at aver-lowering wages.


11 posted on 03/08/2018 1:33:40 PM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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To: Mariner

And even then, only to the extent that it doesn’t decimate critical industries in a given country.


20 posted on 03/08/2018 2:42:33 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Mariner

Excellent summation!:

“Fair trade...not free trade. “

We must be willing to leverage our national might to drive fair trade.

Sure, no tariffs or restrictions anywhere would be the ideal, just like World Peace is the ideal.

But that’s not the world WE live in.


30 posted on 03/08/2018 5:21:16 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Never pick a fight with an angry hornet's nest of 63+ million Trump Deplorables. You will lose!)
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