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Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama imposed tariffs starting at 35 percent on $1.8 billion of tire imports from China, backing a United Steelworkers union complaint against the second-largest U.S. trading partner.
All of the U.S. tire makers have operations in China, according to the ITC, and none of them publicly supported the steelworkers complaint. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the largest U.S. tiremaker, stayed neutral.
Originally posted by KSPigpen
When it comes to tariffs on the car tires, Obama gave in to pressure from a UNION. The United Steelworkers, I believe, that are somehow connected to tires? Whatever. THIRTY FIVE PERCENT!
It turns out that the guys in the US that manufacture tires, didn't even WANT the tariffs.
Originally posted by notreallyalive
reply to post by KSPigpen
So in an already disastrous time for America, Obama decides to hurt our companies which have already shipped the jobs offshore! The "steeling" continues