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

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    MikeGriffith's insistence that the Hoover tariffs did not terribly affect the Great Depression already has been defeated. Remember that Mike runs with Edward Baiamonte.
     
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    No, it has not. You repeat talking points and then declare yourself the winner. The idea that protecting American industries and jobs was any kind of cause of the Great Depression is laughable. Why did high tariffs produce years and years and years of economic growth? How come China has become a global economic power behind an ardently protectionist trade police, including high tariffs?

    The Great Depression was triggered when the Federal Reserve suddenly contracted a huge chunk of the money supply.

    As for the arguments about the Bush tariffs, they were riddled with some 700 of exemptions and were toothless, which is why they had little hope of doing much good, and then Bush got talked out of them.
     
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    I am the labor union protectionist President. I am also the biggest spending president. I will add more to the debt than Obama did, believe me.

    More Democrats will vote for me than any other President ever.
     
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    A win for unions is a win for workers....trump is union friendly so things are looking up.
     
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    "Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs aren’t just unwise. They miss their target. Allies like European Union and South Korea will be hit the hardest. China, the supposed reason for all this protectionist rubbish, gets off light."
     
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    Mike, you are the talking point queen in this OP.

    Your points, particularly on Hoover and tariffs, were destroyed.

    If we are going to have tariffs, thank goodness Mexico and Canada were excluded.

    Industry, jobs, and income will be hurt.

    Ryan and Hatch and hundreds of other GOP leaders disagree with you.

    Go confab with Edward Baiamonte. He might console you.
     

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