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Why import from China, when there is a country to our Southern boarder that would love to have the job's that are shipped oversea's.We can also restart our own industries,textile,steel..ect.Let's raise ALL the tarrif's on imported goods,and work on reducing the trade deficit.
People may say we can't because of oil.Well there are now to reasons why that won't apply.First we have a northern neighbor,whose tar sands are producing copious amounts.Why send the money to the Middle East to enrich Kings and fund terrorist?
Next topic that come's up is rare earth minerals.Well first they really aren't that rare the problem is in mining them and we are expanding those operations. (see link) Besides I am not saying total isolationism,we will still be the largest consumer.Let's consume on our terms not anyone else's.
. Can America operate without dealing with foreign nations?
Suppose we only trade with Mexico like you say and leave the world alone and China moves in and sets up South America with the people they want, funds them, gives them military equiptment. Now China tells Mexico to cut trade with the US
I really can't believe isolationism is still even being considered by some people
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Nobody but China makes cheap crap. Nobody makes it cheap enough for your guys to buy. If you increase tarrifs on imports, those costs will be passed down to consumers
Besides, you have no manufacturing industry. American doesn't make anything but debt and weapons really. So I find it hard to believe that you could retool an entire economy from non production, to full scale production.
Mexico would be glad to pick up the job's and money.If you think what I said would happen overnight maybe you should put a little mor thought into it.
Nobody on earth thought we could retool our economy to save the world during WW2. We have been underestimated before you might as well do it again.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Besides, you have no manufacturing industry. American doesn't make anything but debt and weapons really.