Skip to comments.Dealing With China: Trump Chooses the Harder but Wiser Path
Posted on 10/27/2018 6:04:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Many experts are panicking about Trump's economic punishments against China. They fear an economic downturn, a global depression, or even the worst case of open war. For the libertarians, it's depriving entrepreneurs of the world's largest market. For so-called realist and globalist foreign policy experts, it is irrational nationalism that unnecessarily endangers global prosperity and is best dealt with by trying to integrate China into the international system. These cries of panic are crescendoing now that tariffs are coming into effect, CFIUS is being expanded, and Trump is increasing security controls throughout the economy.
Now these pro-China critics are trying to actively undermine President Trump in the name of globalism and alleged free trade. However, the rarely told reality is that President Trump is merely launching the first retaliation in a trade war that China has been waging for several decades. Trump is choosing the difficult correct course of action, which will cause pain to the United States in the short term so that the United States can thrive in the long term.
Most people involved in policy, finance, and diplomacy care only about immediate gain and often blindly ignore long-term consequences. Instant gratification in the form of quarterly profits, diplomatic summits, or jumps in stock price by embracing China is the easy choice. In the case of dealing with China, it is also the wrong choice. These decisions often come at the cost of long-term economic competitiveness or strategic advantage. China and its American sympathizers need to be confronted and shown why being pro-China is detrimental to the United States; the public needs to see what China and its lobbyists are doing to the United States.
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solid article. good read
Our politicians and "statesmen" have, for decades, been focused on short-term gains.
But the brash businessman from NYC knows that focusing on long-term consequences is the right way to play the game.
Who'd have thought?
China would go to war with us so they can sell us their. crap. Seems unlikely and always has to me okay I’ll now go read the article
The globalist free traders couldn't care less about America or the American people. For them, it's all about profits regardless of consequences and eff everything else.
Its pivotal that President Trump deals with China because they are big bull in the “china shop”.
Its us or them in the end.
Its pivotal that President Trump deals with China because they are big bull in the china shop.
I think President Trump is the Big Bull in China’s shop. Long past time to smash their pretty little tea cups.
Yes, I think you get it right.
Trump needs a second term. Quarterly economic and stock projections make profit the goal rather than our own National survival or economic long term planning. In a second term in office, Trump could well neuter the Fed Res. Elimination of the Fed and literally breaking them down into ONLY regional banks might be a first step to removing Globalist Banking Profiteering on the backs of hard working Americans - keep the money in the regions where one dollar can be turned into 12 dollars in a year through actual interest and economic planning purified further by removal of Racial/Gender Preferences and unsustainable political laws that further erode the bank’s ability to foster actual wealth generation. Too much junk and social planning by communists written in to law by congress has harmed Capitalism.
You have to scrub the dirt out of road rash before it can heal properly.
And it burns!
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