Secretary Wilbur Ross Delivers A Message – The “UniParty” Congress is Put On Notice…

To say we consider Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a man with a unique skill-set for this defined moment in U.S. economic history would be an understatement of epic proportions. Ross is one of the most consequential and dynamic forces within the President Trump administration.

That said, Secretary Ross also knows the real economic adversary is not necessarily external to our border. The bought-and-paid-for UniParty congress has been under the influence of the globalist-minded U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the myriad of K-Street lobbyists, for almost two decades.

Today, Wilbur “Wilburine” Ross fires a shot across the bow of the U.S. Economic Swamp Defenders:

Our message is simple – the games are over, and improper treatment of the United States will no longer be tolerated. We will approach future negotiations and actions with a clarity of purpose guiding us as we work to establish both free and fair trade.

Unfortunately, NAFTA negotiations cannot begin until Congress accepts our 90-day notification letter in compliance with the Trade Promotion Act. But, under President Trump’s leadership, I have no doubt that we will be successful in rebalancing American trade in favor of American workers and businesses.

There are, as you know, trillions of dollars at stake. The American electorate have no reference points for the battles that lie ahead within budgets and trade principals.  The Trump administration will necessarily direct attention to the real source of political power and influence, the DC financial system.

Wilbur Ross provides no quarter.  This is a zero-sum game; it is not some esoteric argument about priorities. The DC UniParty will do everything within their power to block their diminishment.

As outlined by Wilburine:

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – The United States is the least protectionist country in the world but has the largest trade deficit, while other countries are highly protectionist and have huge trade surpluses. This cannot continue.

We can no longer afford to be ignorant or naive in the aggressive global marketplace, and there is no reason why we should be forced to singlehandedly absorb the $500 billion trade surplus of the rest of the world.

Since inauguration, the Administration and the Department of Commerce have been moving rapidly to institute the vision and policies of President Trump. We are acting to vigorously protect the interests of the United States and to restore the primacy of American workers and businesses.

This administration will not be taken advantage of or cheated through illegal subsidies and market manipulation, and we are acting aggressively against those countries that mock our trade laws.

To start, we have brought a new energy to enforcement, working to ensure that all countries play fair and by the agreed-upon rules. We have been executing these trade investigations very rapidly.

In our short time in office, Commerce has opened investigations into dumping or unfair subsidization of over $1 billion dollars of aluminum and metal imports from China and other countries; progressed in investigating over $14 billion in dumped or illegally subsidized imports of steel, chemicals, and other products into the United States; and issued final determinations and imposed duties on imports of steel and other products valued at over $2 billion, including steel from China.

We have also begun the process of self-initiating trade cases, which speeds up the process of taking corrective action while allowing the Department of Commerce to shield American businesses from retaliation.

To further these efforts, the President recently issued two executive orders giving the federal government additional tools to ensure fair treatment of American workers and businesses.

The first order tasks the Department of Commerce with an omnibus review of our nation’s trade deficit. We are now going through country by country, product by product, to identify and study the sources of America’s trade imbalance.

While some of this information is already collected by various government agencies, there has never been such a systematic collection, review, and analysis of the data. As we seek to rebalance our trade relationships, this report will be our go-to resource.

The second executive order provides another more concrete weapon in the fight against unfair trade practices. I was amazed to hear that the government has failed to collect literally billions of dollars in antidumping and countervailing duties that we impose pursuant trade judgements in favor of American industry. Many importers use straw man companies with little or no assets to import their goods, so that when it comes time to collect the duties, there is nothing to collect.

It makes no sense to expend the time and resources to get an affirmative ruling if you cannot then take the necessary action to punish and deter bad actors. This will no longer occur, as the President’s second executive order empowers the Department of Homeland Security to require companies to put up collateral in the form of cash, insurance bonds, or letters of credit in order to import goods.

While we will ensure that there is a full and fair assessment of the facts in all enforcement cases, we intend to act swiftly and harshly to halt any unfair or improper trade practices.

Commerce is also charged with protecting our national security from those who would harm this country. In executing that mission, our Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently led the federal government in imposing a $1.19 billion dollar fine against Chinese telecommunications manufacturer ZTE, the largest fine ever in an export control case. BIS caught ZTE shamelessly exporting sensitive telecommunications products to both Iran and North Korea.

Our message is simple – the games are over, and improper treatment of the United States will no longer be tolerated. We will approach future negotiations and actions with a clarity of purpose guiding us as we work to establish both free and fair trade. Unfortunately, NAFTA negotiations cannot begin until Congress accepts our 90-day notification letter in compliance with the Trade Promotion Act. But, under President Trump’s leadership, I have no doubt that we will be successful in rebalancing American trade in favor of American workers and businesses. –link

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192 Responses to Secretary Wilbur Ross Delivers A Message – The “UniParty” Congress is Put On Notice…

  1. kp3ace says:

    I can’t help but save this one. Best news I’ve heard in a long time.

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  2. G. Combs says:

    A comment on some of the unfair practices used against American consumers that I have uncovered:

    Beef and Hamburger
    BACKGROUND
    The IPC (International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade) was created by the international Agri-corporations in 1987 explicitly to push their agenda at the 1986—1994 Uruguay Round of Trade negotiations. Dan Amstutz, VP of Cargill, wrote the draft “Agreement on Ag.” Robert Shapiro, chairman of Monsanto, was strategically placed as leader of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations under Clinton to see that WTO was ratified by Congress in 1995.

    The IPC wanted and got open borders and no quarantine. The result is that the USA exports 700,000 tons of quality beef while importing 1,500,000 tons from countries with: Naegleria fowler, Encephalitis, Vesicular Stomatitis virus, Leptospirosis, Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), and foot and mouth disease. The US imports 2.5 million live cows from Canada with BSE (now found in USA) and from Mexico with tuberculosis (now found in USA), brucellosis (now found in USA) cattle tick fever, (now found in USA) Trypanosoma cruz (now found in USA), and Bluetongue (now found in USA). Wide open borders, reduced disease surveillance, the closing of US testing labs, slaughter vs first point (live herd) testing all seem to be designed to invite disease into the country and allow it a good foot-hold in wild and domesticated species. Is this good for American citizens?

    To add insult to injury, hamburger is then adultrated by adding in water.
    A decade ago I performed three experiments on the fat, water, and meat content of 80% beef purchased at WalMart. After cooking in a frying pan, the results for beef labeled 20% fat were 20% fat, 20% WATER, and only 60% meat. No wonder the hamburger was swiming in liquid!
    I then performed three experiments on beef labeled 90% fat from a local farmer. It was 10% fat and almost 90% beef. What water was in the meat had evaporated upon cooking.

    After preforming the test I called the NCDA&CS, Standards Division of the NC Department of Agriculture. The Standards Division is a regulatory agency responsible for enforcing the North Carolina Weights and Measures Act (G.S. 81A) I also contacted the United States FDA and USDA.
    I was told by all three agencies that adding water to the meat was not adultrating the meat or against the law in any way.

    I also found in these experiments that the cost of the local farmer’s organic hamburger was just as cheap as Walmarts when looked at from the point of view of the actual amount of meat purchased.

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    • I always buy my meats locally due to what you experienced. There are Trillions at stake and anyone who can do their part helps not ONLY the local economy but the state economies…Get R’ Dun’

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  3. G. Combs says:

    A second coment on some of the unfair practices used against American consumers.

    It used to be rope of various sorts was manufactured in the USA. Now much of it is imported. This is the rope sold at both Walmart, Lowes Home Improvement and Tractor Supply.

    As a Chemist/Quality Engineer, I worked in textiles, plastics and over the counter drugs so I am very familiar with the charateristics of various plastics and natural fibers used in making ropes.
    The best plastics are:
    Nylon – high strength decent weather resistance
    polyester (Terylene) – very good weather resistance, decent strength
    Polypropylene – poor strength, poor weather resistance

    Up until a few years ago I could get decent rope (Nylon or Terylene) at Walmart, Lowes Home Improvement or Tractor Supply. Within the last few years that decent rope has been replaced by rope that looks the same, has a braided sheath of Nylon or Terylene but a core of GARBAGE, and I do mean garbage. When I heated the ends of the cut rope to melt the rope to prevent fraying, the recently purchased rope stunk like a garbage dump!

    WORSE the labeling said nylon or polyester with no indication that the rope had an inner core of unknown character.

    The Blue Hawk rope labeled Diamond Braid Polyester Rope (3/16 inch or 4.7mm diameter) only has a strength of 70 lbs.**
    The Pigeon Mountain Industries kermantle (braided) rope I purchased to replace it is pure nylon 4 mm with a strength of 787 lbs. Over TEN TIMES the strength of the garbage rope now sold to the general public.

    ** Polyester 3/16 rope SHOULD have a strength of about 765 lbs, slightly less than nylon.
    http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/polyester-rope-strength-d_1514.html

    THIS PUTS ALL OF US IN DANGER!
    Anyone buying rope to use to tie down cargo in a pick-up or open trailer who assumes the rope is the same as they have always used will be fooled by this garbage rope since it looks and is labeled the same as the older rope. It is only by careful reading you find out it has the strength of a cotton clothesline if that.

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