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Trump’s tariffs aren’t good for the economy, Ron Paul warns

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posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed


I think its a good idea to get some places to re-negotiate, and tariffs are a tool to do just that.

the reason I think its a good idea is because I have seen the mark up on american goods in Europe so we should shake things up a bit.




posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: Doctor Smith

Gonna have to go with Dr. Paul over the Hip Crowd.

Too bad most of his former supporters(I really hope not!) have went to the Hip side.





posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Mark ups are always high, the middle man makes all the Money in this world of trade.



posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 10:40 PM
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I am seeing a product that is 30 bucks in the US go for 80 Euro on sale over here, that's more than a bit of a mark up, that's the most extreme markup I have seen but you really want to hang your hat on its just the middle man, and not maybe some protectionist rules from the EU?

Saw some pretty to the point threats directed at the UK for daring to try and leave, since the US is not really in the EU market why exactly should I not think that we are also targeted for higher import taxes?


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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:26 AM
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TBH I'm unable to track where the money goes exactly, but I do know that farmers get mere cents for products they sell that are sold on at the supermarket for huge markups, the middle man is the reason that most goods we purchase are so expensive, remove that middle man and I'm Betting lots of issues go away.

Correct me of I am wrong, I am under the impression the major players in this steel game will be getting exemptions on the tariffs, being Canada and Mexico, also I believe Australia is hoping for an exemption too, so if this is the case only 20% or so will be hit by it, which seems to me will make very little difference in the long run,not to mention those places that are affected by the tariff will simply take their business elsewhere....



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:36 AM
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I could be wrong but I don't read it that way, I think the Tariff threat is purely a tool to gain leverage in negotiations, its not the end game.

to me it reads like the end game is to get them to give a little, while we don't go as far as initially threatened to gain a bit more of a level the playing field.


edit on 15-3-2018 by Irishhaf because: sentence structure is hard



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:41 AM
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You may be right, trump certainly is a wheeler and a dealer and that would be straight out of his playbook.... I guess we will find out soon enough...







 
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