Steel and Aluminum: Economics or Politics

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Do you support the imposition of Tariffs

  1. Yes, it will create jobs

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    50.0%
  2. No, it will create a tariff war

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    16.7%
  3. No, it will create jobs in one sector, or force layoffs in other sectors of our economy

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    33.3%
  1. Wry Catcher
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    Well he's done it. Now what?

    Will it benefit our economy? Or is it solely a political move meant to keep the H. or Rep. under the Republican Leadership?
     
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    The EU has a 10% tariff on cars imported from the USA
     
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    It will not benefit the economy at all, it will hurt it. It was done because a moron said he would do it and he will even if it fucks the country


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    Off topic ^^^; Is Trump's behavior all political, or is it good for our entire economy?
     
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    Thank you Pres. Trump!! ... [​IMG]

     
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    No, No, No, Frank! Don't you understand? Tariffs only work and are good for EVERYBODY ELSE! ;)

    BAD, USA, Bad!
     
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    Time will tell.
     
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    Solely political.
     
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    I think it will be politically useful for him in the rust belt, and the states he pulled out to win. The displaced former dem voters will like it, and the typical gop voters won't care. It's not going to create that many jobs because there aren't many jobs making what steel and aluminum we use. And, he's already said he'd make "adjustments" and he'll avert an outright trade war with out allies.

    Now if he does something to actually crack down on Chinese theft of intellectual property ... that may actually be a good thing.
     
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    I do not believe the USA should be disadvantaged by a trade deficit. What do ewe think?
     

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