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Canada to hit U.S. with retaliatory tariffs in response to Trump’s steel tariffs

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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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Has Canada declared war on Twitter yet ?

😁




posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
We should just annex Canada. It isn’t like they could do anything about it except right a strongly worded letter.


So might is right ! Guess you're a Trumpet supporter?

Take their country ... because we are mighty Americans ...pffft



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
We should just annex Canada. It isn’t like they could do anything about it except right a strongly worded letter.




posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: peck420

originally posted by: nwtrucker
Oh, OK. Then maybe this is to put pressure on Canada to complete those negotiations.


That is why. The only thing extortion has accomplished is two warring provinces putting aside their differences for the moment...so, in that regard, we thank you. Lol.


Extortion? To stop gov't subsidies...your tax dollars, by the way...to undercut U.S. business. You call it extortion.

I call it what goes around comes around. You want a fight? Bring it.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Lets clarify a couple of things.

1) Just because something is the status quo for an x period of time, does not imply it is fair and/or right in any way.

2) Liberals have a hard time understanding the esoteric meaning of "long term strategy."

Germany places tariff's on American vehicles, but enjoys selling BMW's here unimpeded. They are also bound by Russia, because they need Kremlin oil, and thus have always either evaded or voted against American sanctions on Russia. The few times they voted for it, it was really meaningless.

Trump is regaining leverage on Mexico, I wouldn't be too sure Canada isn't "in on this." Will these tariffs produce short term pain to an already overvalued market ? Sure. But in the long run there is no real alternative. This is something that everyone knew was going to happen. America must start producing again. We will become a creditor nation once again, China will become consumer and debtor, until their debt is out of control, and the tables will turn again. Has been happening since the birth of civilization.
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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: HanSolo31

So taxes and market interference are suddenly conservative?


Are you aware bmw's are also made in the US?



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: luthier

I would have thought the left would welcome such a change.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: HanSolo31

So taxes and market interference are suddenly conservative?


Are you aware bmw's are also made in the US?



National protection has long been a Conservative platform. This is one of the core differences between Reagan/Goldwater REPUBLICANS and Neo-Cons. Neo-Cons smited the party with this global free trade tomfoolery. It never should have been allowed, period. It's utterly impossible to have a thriving, winning economy with global free trade plus robust minimum wages plus strict environmental and workplace regulations... pick one, because together they conspire to make the United States impractical for producers who can simply take their labor needs to countries where $0.10 a day is considered standard wages and the byproducts of manufacturing can simply be poured out a pipe at the back of the factory into some cesspool river in the ass end of some craphole jungle.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: luthier

Free markets only work if you really let markets be free. You cant have one country place tariff's and another that doesnt and claim its a free market.

Besides, America is mixed capitalism, havent been a "free market" for a very long time now.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: HanSolo31

So taxes and market interference are suddenly conservative?


Are you aware bmw's are also made in the US?



Yes they are. it is a complicating factor. Fines for violating the sanctions are an option.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: HanSolo31
a reply to: luthier

Free markets only work if you really let markets be free. You cant have one country place tariff's and another that doesnt and claim its a free market.

Besides, America is mixed capitalism, havent been a "free market" for a very long time now.


Nor is gov't subsidies by foreign nations 'free market' either. Tariffs is one way to force negotiations or at least offset the subsidies by gov'ts.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Oh ok. So because they make a few cars here I should welcome tariff's on Ford and Chevy and other American products ?



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: HanSolo31

This is a misunderstanding of an economies strength. The actual meaning is we are wealthy enough to afford cheaper goods from other places.

We have high employment. With higher wages.

We can consume more than we produce and are a service based economy.

This will naturally even out as other countries gain wealth.

What you are asking for are higher prices plain and simple.

But it appears you have bought in to the political jargon.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker

originally posted by: HanSolo31
a reply to: luthier

Free markets only work if you really let markets be free. You cant have one country place tariff's and another that doesnt and claim its a free market.

Besides, America is mixed capitalism, havent been a "free market" for a very long time now.


Nor is gov't subsidies by foreign nations 'free market' either. Tariffs is one way to force negotiations or at least offset the subsidies by gov'ts.


It's also a proven way to raise prices.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker

originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: HanSolo31

So taxes and market interference are suddenly conservative?


Are you aware bmw's are also made in the US?



Yes they are. it is a complicating factor. Fines for violating the sanctions are an option.


Nothing complicated. We have high unemployment and are not hurting to export goods we don't even make...

What you have done is bought into rhetoric.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: luthier

No. This only means that we own the reserve currency and thus everything is priced in dollars. We have phony paper wealth and are living on steam of our grandparents productivity. Wages have been stagnant for years even according to fixed fed figures, while prices of everything rose significantly. Please show me how much higher our wages are. 1% own the majority of the wealth in America, and savings are at a all time low while borrowing and credit consumption are at all time highs.

Please research.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Southern Guardian

great.
more dick swinging contests with trump.
awesome



Before Trump it was "crying for Mommy" contests with Obama.
So, not much difference on the surface, except now, American companies will be forced to put their money in America more.
Under Obama he sold out America with his trade agenda and it was meant to DESTROY American businesses, and it happened massively.


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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 06:06 PM
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What comes out of Canada ?
As long as it doesnt interfere with the bacon



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
What comes out of Canada ?
As long as it doesnt interfere with the bacon


2x4's and lumber. So housing cost.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: Southern Guardian

I'll put money down that they'll retreat and we come out on top.



Like in the war of 1812? Lol. I love the US, but seriously, was Canada retreating when they burned the white house? Twice. Tariffs are simply a game, they are postering to make it look like something is being done. If big business/multinationals didn't see an easy way around it, it wouldn't be happening.

Cheers - Dave



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