U.S. Steel, AFL-CIO, and Others Praise Trump's Tariff Hikes on Steel and Aluminum

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    Hey retard! those tax cuts make room for hiring which equals.... say it with me....JOBS!!!!!!!! Jobs are good...jobs create tax payers instead of welfare queens...jobs keep the youth off the streets and gives them hope...jobs are a good thing and you don't get more of them without corporate and business profit... dumbass lib...
     
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    The more money you give to those of extreme wealth, the more jobs it produces. Sounds like the ghost of ronald reagan and his trickle down b.s.
     
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    If we ever have another global war our main enemy will most likely to China. Why is it a good idea to have to rely on china to supply steel that is needed to protect our country? Can politicians really be that stupid? We won WWII because of our vast industral superiority that has since moved to china. For our national security we meed to bring industry home. Right now we can’t build a plane without electronics from asia, we can’t keep our electric grid without transformer from asia, we can’t build ships our navy needs without steel from china. Do our politicians really believe china will keep the parts coming while we are at war with them? If you want to guarentee a nuclear world war just take the option of a conventional war off the table. We must bring all manufacturing needed for national security home now, or start speaking Chinese. Yes our politicians ARE really that dumb, except maybe Mr. Trump.
     
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    Your history seems to end in the 1920s. You left out Herbert Hoover and the tariffs that turned a recession into a depression. Or George Bush's tariffs that he revoked after only 1 year because it did not work. The fact is that there are good jobs going begging because there are not enough people.

    Our trade deficit is a sign of strength. We are a consumer society so we buy more things than other countries. Mexico has a trade surplus because their per capita income is much lower than ours. You want to be like them? The tariffs are a tax on consumers. They hurt workers in steel using industries.
     
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    China only supplies 4% of the steel in this country. They are not breaking a sweat over this.
     
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    Businesses are going to use the money mostly for stock buybacks and mergers. Most of the money employees are getting is bonuses instead of wage increases.
     
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    mikegriffith1 Mike Griffith

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    Apparently our liberals here don't realize that many Democratic politicians support Trump's higher tariffs and that Obama imposed high tariffs on Chinese tires and by so doing revived the U.S. tire industry.

    Obama’s Bold Economic Move on Chinese Tire Imports is Paying Off

    We have 60 years of economic history, from Lincoln through Warren G. Harding, to prove that high tariffs work--that they create jobs, protect American companies, and grow the economy. America was still substantially protectionist up to and through the Eisenhower years, until JFK began the march toward lower tariffs and fewer trade barriers in 1962. Just look at GDP growth under Eisenhower, job creation, etc., etc.
     
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    We have many years of history that tariffs can backfire and wreck the economy.
     
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    I've already answered, with links, the myth that the Hoover-era tariffs made a recession a depression. That is erroneous.

    As for the Bush tariffs, it's not that they did not work but that Bush got talked out of them by the globalists and free-trader Republicans.

    Myths, myths, and more globalist myths. And you're a Democrat?

    You might try reading the other side:

    Research
     

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