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Originally posted by mnemeth1
God you people are dense.
It blows my mind that after being presented the evidence, people would still choose to be in favor of hurting themselves.
Is this ego or stupidity?
You be the judge.
Originally posted by David9176
Protectionism is the economic policy of restraining trade between states, through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, and a variety of other government regulations designed to discourage imports, and prevent foreign take-over of native markets and companies. This policy is closely aligned with anti-globalization, and contrasts with free trade, where government barriers to trade and movement of capital are kept to a minimum. The term is mostly used in the context of economics, where protectionism refers to policies or doctrines which protect businesses and workers within a country by restricting or regulating trade with foreign nations.
The term is mostly used in the context of economics, where protectionism refers to policies or doctrines which protect businesses and workers within a country by restricting or regulating trade with foreign nations.
Protectionist: an advocate of government economic protection for domestic producers through restrictions on foreign competitors
Could someone tell me what is WRONG with Protectionism? What exactly is WRONG with protecting American wages? What exactly is WRONG with protecting our small businesses? What exactly is WRONG with protecting our manufacturing base? (which is all but gone BECAUSE of our trade policies) What exactly is WRONG with trying to correct our overly unbalanced import/export ratio?
I'm willing to bet that most Americans are protectionists. I'm willing to bet that most Americans want to keep their standard of living. I'm willing to bet that most Americans want to protect their own jobs, wages, and benefits.
TARIFFS on imports is the ONLY THING that protects American workers wages. Tariffs keep prices high on imports...charging a tax on those companies that import products through slave labor...this offsets the savings they get by outsourcing jobs out of our country.
What would an increase in Tariffs do to help our country?
1. Tax Revenue.
2. Make it impossible for Transnational corporations to get by without paying taxes. If they want to sell...they have to pay...PERIOD.
3. Tariffs are used to increase the sale prices of items sold here. Why? So that American businesses can compete....so those businesses can continue to give us decent wages and benefits.
4. It protects our individuality and sovereignty as a nation.
5. It protects American manufacturing.
6. It protects our economy!
7. Yes, it will inflate prices on most everything....but inflation is coming regardless at this point. If we are going to actually tackle our problem with deficits, job losses, etc....THEN IT HAS TO BE DONE.
8. It makes people more prone to BUY AMERICAN.
We have an average of a 2-3 percent tariff on imports right now. China, for example, has a 20 percent tariff on it's imports. Our trade policies ARE DESTROYING THE MIDDLE CLASS!!! Our trade policies are DESTROYING YOUR STANDARD OF LIVING.
I've been called/named many thing son this website...Conservative, Libertarian, Progressive, Liberal, Socialist, etc.
At heart though, I'm really none of these things.
I'M A PROTECTIONIST. I stand for American workers and businesses.
Are you a protectionist?
Do you stand by the American workforce?