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Trump tariffs put Missouri Senate candidate Hawley in a bind
Missourian ^ | 9/13/2018 | Summer Ballentine

Posted on 09/15/2018 9:01:35 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Mid Continent Nail Corporation says it could shutter its Poplar Bluff plant, which employs about 335 workers, as early as this month without an exemption to tariffs, the site’s operations general manager, Chris Pratt, told reporters in early September. The company previously had said that it might not survive through Labor Day but stayed open.

After Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel, the company in June cut 60 of 500 positions at the plant in rural Butler County, where the unemployment rate is above the national average and the company is the area’s second-largest employer. Pratt said many employees also have left because of the uncertainty, and the company is not replacing those workers.

“Right now we’re counting on Josh Hawley, who says he has a good relationship with President Trump, to save the 500 jobs in Poplar Bluff, Missouri,” Pratt said after Labor Day.

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Democrat McCaskill has gone on the attack against the tariffs, highlighting Mid Continent Nail during a June U.S. Senate hearing, pushing for the exemption and holding an August hearing in St. Louis to listen to concerns from Missouri businesses.

Instead of tariffs, McCaskill has advocated joining U.S. allies to take a stand against China’s unfair trade practices and spending more money to enforce current trade laws through the United States International Trade Commission.

In a recent Facebook post, she used the tariffs as an example to paint Hawley as a rubber stamp to Trump.

“All across the state, farmers and manufacturers are telling me how they’re being hurt by this trade war. That’s why I’m calling for it to end,” McCaskill wrote. “Hawley is supporting it because he doesn’t want an inch of daylight between him and President Trump.”

(Excerpt) Read more at columbiamissourian.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
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Tariffs have side effects, but McCaskill doesn't even know what she is talking about - the Mexican / Canadian tariffs are what caused this issue with the plant not the Chinese ones.
1 posted on 09/15/2018 9:01:35 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

They’re lying. They can get plenty of wire that’s made in the U.S.A., as at least two suppliers have said. And all of the nail manufacturers will have the same supplier conditions.

The regime of colluding with foreign nations against the people of the U.S.A. must come to an end. The balance of payments deficits from wrongful trade practices have driven the piles of debt too high to continue playing the game of dumping on one’s own neighbors and countrymen.

America: love it or leave it.


2 posted on 09/15/2018 9:14:01 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: familyop

Sure, but maybe wait until after the elections to crank up the tariffs? Tariffs aren’t going to have any long term benefit if we get slaughtered in November.


3 posted on 09/15/2018 9:17:29 PM PDT by Wayne07
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To: Republican Wildcat

McCaskill’s lying, too. Most of the farmers and the property owners they depend on are against globalism in trade. That’s why they voted for President Trump, and they knew that the transition back to making America great again would include the market fluctuations.


4 posted on 09/15/2018 9:17:31 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Wayne07

That’s a good consideration. But trade moves need to be made in a manner that’s timely in regards to our competition overseas. Real war is a good analogy. Here’s an example.

We wouldn’t delay timely moves in warfare to make financial conditions easy for U.S. investors in one particular season.

We’re all going to need to give something—not only farmers. If we don’t do this, the debt collapse is the sure alternative.

The Debt Clock
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

The Missouri Debt Clock
http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-missouri-debt-clock.html

The California Debt Clock
http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-california-debt-clock.html

And according to Colorado State, weed was going to get them out of hock and make them rich. Not so.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-colorado-debt-clock.html

We need a much enlarged manufacturing base on U.S. soil for sustainable revenues. It’s do or die. Some third world ****holes have economies more restricted to oil and agriculture. If we don’t support the Trump Administration to fix foreign trade, we’ll very soon see third world conditions here. Society and infrastructure are on the verge of crumbling.


5 posted on 09/15/2018 9:29:47 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Republican Wildcat

The Democrats and their MSM protectors are all over the political road map when it comes to economic issues. Trump is promoting policies that are protecting American jobs, reducing our lopsided trade deficits, and giving our domestic industrial base a much needed lift. Democrats have been advocating for American-centered economic policies for decades. Now, they’re all free trade, open borders and foreign labor supporters!


6 posted on 09/15/2018 9:31:02 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Republican Wildcat

” could”

It’s the media’s portrayal of Trump’s effurts to get Choina to play by the rules that helps McCaskill.
Just as intended.


7 posted on 09/15/2018 9:33:11 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: mrsmith

The nail company is a willing tool of McCaskill and the demonrats, pure and simple.


8 posted on 09/15/2018 9:50:37 PM PDT by jyo19
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To: Republican Wildcat
Total BS!

MidContinent Nail is a Mexican owned business, or at least Mex. shared ownership!

Since when do Mexicans care about American citizens losing their jobs or livelihoods?

9 posted on 09/15/2018 10:20:46 PM PDT by zerosix
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To: zerosix
"Total BS!
MidContinent Nail is a Mexican owned business, or at least Mex. shared ownership!

Since when do Mexicans care about American citizens losing their jobs or livelihoods?
"

Very interesting. Thanks for the tip!


10 posted on 09/15/2018 10:28:32 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Republican Wildcat

So Canada, Mexico have meddled in midterm elections with tariffs.


11 posted on 09/15/2018 11:22:11 PM PDT by granada
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To: Republican Wildcat

The democrats support protectionism because their union masters tell them to, so McCrapskul campaigning against it is hilarious.


12 posted on 09/16/2018 12:48:06 AM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: familyop

Yup,

“Mid Continent Steel & Wire roots date back to 1952 when our parent
company founder, Don Cesar M. Gutierrez started a small wire shop in
Monterrey, Mexico. He started small as all entrepreneurs do, supplying
handmade chain link fence using second hand wire he purchased from
the U.S. This was merely the beginning of the journey of our parent
company, Deacero.”


13 posted on 09/16/2018 5:28:09 AM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The cost of steel in the bike is a miniscule percentage. The much bigger costs are labor, overhead and taxes. The Trump tax cut way more than offset any increase in steel prices. Harley did all this for show. Not appreciated!!!

Europe sales are only 16% of the total. The people that buy them there are not going to be influenced by a bump in the EU tariff on motorcycles.


14 posted on 09/16/2018 7:58:27 AM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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