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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: conspiracy nut
you don`t make money by manufacturing products, you make money buy selling those products,if you don`t do business with a massive consumer country like the U.S. you won`t make any money.
originally posted by: lordcomac
Not to mention that without mexican imports, we'd be in a tight spot too. It would take a decade at full speed for us to start up industry in this country to replace what we import now.
Which would be awesome, of course... but it has to be ramped up. You can't just flip a switch, we import almost everything.
"Gangster Warlords" author Ioan Grillo recently revealed how the notorious Mexican drug cartels are making billions of dollars because of drug trade in the United States . . . Mexican authorities have also revealed that drug cartels earn $64.34 billion for their sales in the United States.
Drug trafficking in Mexico is a business worth over $50 billion per year . . .It is believed that the loss of the drug trafficking industry in Mexico would cause that country’s economy to shrink by over 63 percent.
originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
i honestly don't see the long term economic benefit to the united states of america of starting a trade war with its neighbor. down the line this will not be good for the us anyone saying otherwise is talking macho and thinking short sighted. the most logical solution would be to draw up friendly contracts with all nations that benefit all parties involved. making enemies of your neighbors is never a good idea.
Trade Balance The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015, a 8.4% increase ($4.5 billion) over 2014. The United States has a services trade surplus of an estimated $9.2 billion with Mexico in 2015, down 12.7% from 2014.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: seasonal
Some figures you might want to look at.
It's not quite as black and white as you portray I'm afraid.
We export more in the way of services than we import.
We import more goods than we export. (Oil is a big part of that).
Jobs are created on both sides.
Much of Mexican imports actually go into producing final products right here in the US. That creates jobs here too.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: seasonal
Trust me, Mexico is just all talk and will beg to Trump for whatever he decides, because they are wetting their pants knowing that their goods will go to waste if Trumps starts to make America a productive nation again.
The peso will take a hit and will be very hard to bring it back.
I can not wait what the oil companies will do if Trump goes after them next.