President Trump Announces Likelihood for Steel and Aluminum Tariffs…

President Trump announces he is like to impose global tariffs on imported steel and aluminum – in a broad effort to ensure U.S. national security and manufacturing capacity within a very important industrial sector.

Earlier today President Trump appeared to be accepting Commerce Secretary Ross proposals for 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent for aluminum.  It is likely the tariffs will apply globally to all imports because targeted national tariffs have not worked.  China ships their manufactured steel to another nation first in order to avoid the tariff.  As Secretary Ross has previously stated we end up with a whack-a-mole policy.   So likely the tariff will apply globally regardless of the nation shipping the product.

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The usual, the corporate GOPe and Chamber of Commerce politicians will go bananas.

Last year President Donald Trump requested a national security Section 232 trade-investigation, to conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Secretary Wilbur Ross, specifically focusing on U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturing.

The discussion continued last month as President Trump met with a group of republican and democrat members of congress to talk about trade policy and focus attention on the lack of American steel and aluminum production.   [The responses from the republican participants was very enlightening and disappointing.]

Commerce Department Recommendations HERE

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236 Responses to President Trump Announces Likelihood for Steel and Aluminum Tariffs…

  1. sundance says:

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      • H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

        You took the words right out of my mouth……and cleaned one of them up. Thanks for not letting me embarrass myself.

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      • joninmd22 says:

        That’s where I’m at. Fortunately the Muslims will take over soon and we won’t have to worry about German steel.

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        • This just a day after the Courts screwed the German automakers’ golden goose for Diesel engines.

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          • joninmd22 says:

            H3ll i love my diesel Passat.

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            • If you want your Passat, you can keep your Passat.
              – President Trump

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              • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                I have a Diesel Touran, and it will be HELL here for those of us with Diesel engines in our cars/delivery trucks/etc., which burn cleaner and more efficiently, despite what the YSM and CAGW idiots want folks to believe.

                The “particulates” issue and the “scandal” are products of the Øbozo administration cooking the books and faking results of studies about particulates. Think Lisa Jackson, et. al. The engineers saw this coming back in 2010, they told the government, their management, and the auto press (e.g. ADAC [similar to AAA], Auto-Motor-Sport, Focus, Handelsblatt, etc.) that “Euro 6” is unattainable with current hardware, technology, and fuels. They were ignored.

                My wife’s nephew is a design and test engineer here in Germany, and we’ve had discussions about engine design, clean burn, balancing CO² versus NOx (et. al.) for years. There is a LOT of BS floating about, spouted by gubmint types that have no clue about the physics, chemistry, and engineering behind it. And btw, Peugot, Citroen, GM, and most of the other car/engine makers have the same “issue”.

                Yet the press remains silent about them.

                Agenda, anyone?

                There are many, MANY other sources of particulates in the air, many of them natural
                (oh, those terrible trees (to paraphrase James Watt [Reagan]). The Neckartor down in Stuttgart was a dump (air-quality-wise) long before diesels came upon the scene. Seems geography/topology has some influence, too…

                And after the Greens have taken our Diesels, they’ll go after the gasoline and Wankel engines (what few there are, anymore) too.

                And all we’ll be left with is Princess Sparkleysocks, some pixie dust and Unicorn poop, and electric *cough* vehicles running off of highly-unreliable, intermittent, exorbitantly-expensive “renewable” energy, with a range of 200km in broad daylight in summer, and 20 km at night, in subzero winter (like now) in snow.

                Sorry, the whole Diesel “scandal” is a steaming load of fertilizer…

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                • Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

                  Put the NOx in a separate tank, so if I feelin’ down, I can take a wiff and be happy!!

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                • Maquis says:

                  Greens are stupid.

                  A Diesel engine can run on straight naturally derived oils, ie, “sustainable,” and they don’t create the particulate issue that petroleum derived fuels do. They can be 100% carbon neutral.

                  A Diesel engine has a much broader range of opportunities for alternative clean green fuels, petrol engines are much more finicky. Bio-Diesel can be grown, derived from agricultural wastes and even generated from garbage, the list goes on.

                  Ignorant, short-sighted self-righteous fools.

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                • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                  Yep. The newer diesels (sadly, mine among them) have the multi-source capability crippled, at least in documentation, but I’m sure that can be worked around.

                  My nephew had an older Mercedes diesel, and I could tell it was him driving by, as it smelled like pommes (French Fries) whenever he drove by. Thank goodness he never used any of the more “exotic” bio-fuels 🙂

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                • Maquis says:

                  Yes! I’m kinda broken and am massively chemical sensitive…Diesel kills me. But I wanna big truck and no one builds petrol versions of the monstrosities I favor. If I can run BioDiesel, or waste vegetable oil, des pommes frites, life will be good!

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        • westernwhere says:

          Things are looking up for Europe, they are on their way to entering the Bronze Age.

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      • Cisco says:

        What part of America First don’t the Germans and for matter the WTO understand?

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Most, if not all of our Alu industry has left, or is leaving due to the exorbitant electricity prices the greens (and Merkel – no difference there) have saddled us with.

          We have our idiot CoC-types, too.

          We are gaining Deplorables (AfD), but the swamp (Left/Greens/SPD/CDU-CSU/and some of the FDP) refuse to work with them.

          They eventually will have to. We work, pray, and wait. Each election it gets better. You had eight years of Øbozo, coupled with the bushies, the Klintoons, and Carter.
          We’ve had Schröder, Merkel, and a bunch of prior idiots, too.

          Lots of swamp to be drained.

          We ship an enormous amount of high-quality scrap steel to China every DAY.
          We probably get an equal amount of low-quality CRAP steel from China every day.

          Don’t think the people here aren’t sick of it. When we’re not running from “cultural enrichment” rapists, robbers, stabbers, welfare leeches and the like…

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          • Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

            ALCOA used to be huge here in the Cleveland/Akron area. Not very much now!

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            • Deplorable_Infidel says:

              The production of Aluminum from ore requires a great deal of electricity. Obama said during a radio interview in San Francisco before the 2008 election that electricity rates under his proposals would have to double or triple. Of course, his MSM buddies never reported that little tidbit.

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          • Maquis says:

            Killing nuclear power was not Merkel’s wisest move.

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              Yep. Electricity now at 30 euro-cents per Kilowatt-Hour, and heading north from there.
              Add to that the raping of the countryside with the bird-choppers, the ridiculous solar-panels with unreachable ROIs and hazardous [often Chinese] chemicals in them, and the growing push against diesel, and eventually gasoline cars in favor of electric “unicorn dreams”, and you have a recipe for disaster.

              It’s no surprise to hear that all but a few of Europe’s “leaders” are childless. They care nothing for the future, as their families (or rather, non-families) have none…

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              • Maquis says:

                Genau! No one without skin in the game, ie, progeny, should be allowed such power over the future of a society. Their philosophies and attitudes might be best summed: Laissez-Mourir.

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          • westernwhere says:

            You would think the stupid environmentalists would want to spare us the two ocean going round trips and ensuing smokestack emissions* of sending our scrap to China and back, but well, um, unh, … They probably never thought of that and even if they did, it goes against some convoluted aspect of their ever-changing moral philosophy.

            *Bunker C is heavy on the nitric emission side, CO2 on the other hand is not a greenhouse gas.

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      • webgirlpdx says:

        Foreign Steel Steals Jobs….

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      • Roger Duroid says:

        And the horse they rode in on.

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    • Well we knew this was coming. Obviously they had this ready to once the announcement was made. Can we get out of WTO?

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    • georgiafl says:

      Is it really?

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    • It’s as if the EU and WTO never noticed President Trump has plans for them, too.

      Watch out, NGOs: You’re next in the crosshairs.

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    • Bobby Alley says:

      We are a sovereign nation. The WTO needs to make note of that.

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    • Me says:

      Tough!

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    • deplorable says:

      The German steel association should inform their members that they best way to manage the risk of possible tariffs is to operate/build manufacturing plants in the USA. The USA would welcome them with open arms – just like we have welcomed some of their auto manufacturers. The President stated this at Davos – the USA is open for business.

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    • neal s says:

      Germany says unfair for US to put tariffs on steel. But it is just fine for them to charge nearly 20% on stuff we send to them! http://www.ixpos.de/IXPOS/Navigation/EN/Your-business-in-germany/Market-entry/Tax-and-duty/sales-taxation,t=value-added-tax–vat,did=270932.html

      I think they (Germany and the whole EU too) have been getting away with far too much for far too long. Perhaps they should consider this a minor ‘correction’.

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    • When action taken by a sovereign nation, to rectify the impact of WTO violations of other nations, is itself considered a violation, that should pretty much tell us all we need to know about the WTO.

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    • Johnny Bravo says:

      Then disband the WTO, they clearly are not MAGA

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    • Of course, Ben Sasse, the “ass”, was the first GOPe/CoC supported Senator to criticize President Trump. Loved it when Sarah Sander said, ” We don’t apologize to anyone for protecting American jobs, including Senator Sasse”.

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    • The Boss says:

      Let’s see how long the WTO lasts without the US.

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    • who cares what they say!

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  2. appadoo9 says:

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce pledges allegiance to China, as per Stock Market reaction

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    • rashomon says:

      Do we want a bubble economy based on whims and algorithms or do we want an economy based on facts (as factual as one can get in this LaLaLand)? Remember the tech bubble? Today we face the Drams of My Father bubble with a few shots of Clinton and Bush largesse.

      Consumer debt is our real concern and that debt is not buying housing and food. It’s buying S.T.U.F.F. to fill the holes in too many reckless souls.

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      • PGlenn says:

        I don’t know how much more reckless souls are these days compared to past souls, but a not-insignificant portion of consumer debt is attributable to skyrocketing inflation in health care, education, costs of government, etc.

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        • Good point. So many trying to hang on to a middle class life that was a breeze for our parents. Not so much for us.

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        • rashomon says:

          Yes to your inflation comment, but we idiots pay prices without asking why! The biggest inflationary bubble has been textbooks. Textbooks!!!! Gimme a break. That’s the cost of highfaluting. socialist professors demanding students buy their “special” babble on whatever liberal arts garbage they are rewriting to suit today’s malarkey fad. Forget the Great Books that are available for free on the Internet.

          And I’d appreciate a physician or a PA who speaks English sufficiently well to communicate with the patient. I hear the latest problem is most of those imported from other countries don’t have valid licenses to practice. Great.

          Government. You know what I think: fire 50% and see if the country drops into the ocean. I doubt it.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “The biggest inflationary bubble has been textbooks. Textbooks!!!! Gimme a break. That’s the cost of highfaluting. socialist professors demanding students buy their “special” babble on whatever liberal arts garbage they are rewriting to suit today’s malarkey fad”

            That is a racket unto itself. They just recycle math textbooks by changing the chapters around, using the same math problems, so as to make it impractical to use a previous edition. Economics textbooks get new pictures and a few word changes, etc.

            Old standards that cannot be changed are outrageous. Grey’s Anatomy, used almost universally in the health care field, is about $300, the last time I checked.

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              Cheaper to buy the boxed set on sale at Amazon…. (just kidding).

              People complain about DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc. being Region/zone-locked, etc., but textbooks have been that way for a long time.

              When I moved to Germany, years ago, I had recently [stupidly, as it turns out] bought a number of engineering/computer science and other technical specialty books.

              As it turns out, outside of the US, Prentice-Hall has (had?) a budget line of these books, paperback, “not one word omitted”, for a much lower price, that cannot be sold in the USA. Same thing happens with software – look up M$ prices in various regions of the world if you want to be depressed…

              So I bought MSDN and Technet… alas, both gone, now (no thanks to S. Nutella)…

              It’s an evil racket. And it costs us money wherever we turn. And it costs the lowly citizens everywhere they turn. Only the oligarchs win.

              But all the money in the world won’t buy their way out of hell…

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              • Deplorable_Infidel says:

                You have that right.

                Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

                1Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

                Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
                2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
                3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
                4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

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              • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                Amen. Matthew 6:19-20: says it well:

                19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

                20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

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        • formerdem says:

          also attributable to Joe Biden, the Senator from MBNA. When I was a tot banks were not allowed to charge interest at the sky high levels of today.

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        • pacnwbel says:

          Note the myriad of add ons, fees for this , taxes for that, recurring on utility bills etc. that almost double the basic use charge and csuse our fixed incomes to continue haemorrhaging, Government gone mad on our money, and no, I did not vote for the socialist city, county and state governments that prevail in this state of WA.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      Can elaborate on this perfect storm? Your post intrigues me and I’m curious what you’re getting at.

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    • PGlenn says:

      Okay, let’s extend the logic of your argument . . . the primary reason that costs would go up as a result of exiting NAFTA is due to the out-sized wages and benefits locked in for unionized American auto workers. Because of this problem, we should just throw up our hands and design and/or maintain policies such that large numbers of these jobs get outsourced, or continue to be outsourced, so that American consumers can buy slightly cheaper vehicles, which are cheaper in the first place because the outsourcing is subsidized by the American economy via faux “free” trade deals?

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      IMO the stock market is a legal ponzi scheme. It is artificially inflated because the Federal Reserve has deliberately kept interest rates below what they should be. So instead of savings and bonds, money went into stocks, everyone from mom & pop to the big public & private sector retirement accounts.

      If/when interest rates go up, most of the $ that the federal government takes in will have to go to debt service (the interest payments) and entitlements, with none left over for operating expenses.

      That is about the extent of my knowledge about economics. i buy my children and grandchildren US Silver Eagle coins for their birthdays and Christmas.

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  3. Hoorah for President Trump’s TRADE LEADERSHIP and Secretary Ross’s YUGE CONTRIBUTIONS!

    So much for UniParty support of America First.

    Timely evidence for who to avoid in the Mid-Term Primaries.

    On to electing a Congress that supports our American Mainstreet Workers!

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  4. So Wall St. is acting like this is the first they’ve heard of this plan. Or did they think the GOPe and CoC would be able to change the President’s mind?

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  5. Turranos says:

    Wolverines on the Prowl

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    • Turranos says:

      I am thrilled to see this happen. MAGA! These type of changes are vital to fixin’ the mess we are in. Gotta find my ear plugs because the howling will be extremely loud.

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  6. Sandra-VA says:

    These tariffs are being imposed for National Security reasons – yet the pundits seem unable to mention this nor understand the why.

    The UK went through this already a few years ago.

    If we have no steel mills, aluminum producers – then what happens if we go to war with say… CHINA… who has the monopoly and has been dumping all over the world (and so has India, btw). How will we manufacture planes and etc? It is quite simple to understand that we have to maintain these two industries for national security.

    Don’t get me started in the significant difference in product quality…

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Look at countries like Tanzania to argue they export STEEL to US Markets…CHINA’s game has been exposed and the GLOBALIST money transfer system as well! Sorry…it’s AMERICA FIRST!

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      • Gotta love the GLOBAL and OPEN-ENDED TARIFFs.
        • The rest of the world has a YUGE incentive to rein in China.
        • The WTO has FAILED to do so … IRRELEVANT until REFORMED.

        [Anticipating those bullets in a Trump Tweet.]

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        • Maquis says:

          Yep. No more whack-a-mole. We whack ’em all. They can whack each other. Makes me so PO’d that the World thinks access to our markets is their divine right.

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    • KittyKat says:

      “Don’t get me started in the significant difference in product quality…”

      I can relate. Once I get started on the topic of low quality imports, I can’t shut up 🙂

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      • RM says:

        The Al / steel prices will necessarily go up but as the American manufacturers get fired up, the product COULD / SHOULD be far superior than what we have been used to. I hope that US manufacturers don’t just mimic the poor quality that we’re used to. I am a machinist and weldor so I see the poor quality of material being used everyday. Chinese materials don’t even come close to those that were used in my old American made machines, not even close.

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        • woodstuff says:

          I love my old woodworking machines, the likes of which are no longer made in the USA. Chinese machines are made of pot metal machined to loose tolerances. Oftentimes I wish I had gone into machinist work; I really admire machinists.

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    • Wretched1 says:

      The Uniparty, CoC, the Jurassic Media does what again? Rely on facts, think and or speak logically? What?

      Nah, it’s always the NWO and the narrative. Tune ’em out (easier on the BP that way). Their audience continues to dwindle. Just stay out of the way as they continue on with their self-destructive ways.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      Not only national security, but steel and aluminum are good industries to have for economic reasons. Lots of good jobs, lots of spinoff industries (which also are good jobs), and it has a future.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      I know Sandra. I used to be in steel purchasing and the Koreans and Chinese were always dumping their crap.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        They used to buy up our scrap steel, ship it to China, make products and ship them back.
        Steel is really heavy, so how did they make a profit? I guess they did not care – it was to undercut our prices, even if they lost money, until our steel plants closed.

        I do not know if they are still doing it- a couple of years ago it was in the news that they cut back.

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        • They are subsidized by the Chinese Gov. They sell at a loss which puts our steel producers out of business then raise prices once our production is gone.

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        • frank field says:

          Dear Deplorable Infidel: They remove peasants from the countryside, stack them in large dorms, pay them COMMUNIST LABOR paltry wages. That’s how.

          DRAIN IT

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        • My Magic Wand says:

          I am pretty sure all China cares about is not having their people rioting in the streets, profit in the short term is not a goal. I posted this on BB a few weeks ago and came up with a few numbers based on GDP.(see bottom)
          This all seemed to start after Tiananmen Square, how do you keep people rioting in the streets, give them jobs, profit is not a short term goal, long term yes if you put most of the competition out of business you can raise prices.
          I know that one large US manufacturer started outsourcing parts they eventually settled on China, they could get the part there at 10 percent of what it cost to produce here in the US.
          They knew the quality would be poor so what they did was require in the deal that China was to pay for all the costs of any warranty repairs on said component replacement upon failure to which they agreed. That was incredibly smart on the company part, essentially the warranty costs are nearly 100 percent of the cost of getting said part off them, so a free part to put in their final product. This totally does not make sense on a profit motive. The only way that it makes sense is to keep someone employed.

          GDP/Population IIRC USA approximately 650,000 per person/year CHINA 2,500 per person/year.
          Poverty level in China approximately 1,200 per year.

          Long time reader, thanks SD for your great detailed research and explanations, first time poster here.

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          • Ad rem says:

            Welcome to the Tree House My Magic Wand. 😀

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          • I like your name! welcome to CTH!

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            I know a retired missionary to China. He lived there with his parents for many years. He said the Chinese are wonderful people, but they HATE their government. He has written five books, available here:
            https://www.shop.bibleambassadors.org/main.sc

            The evangelical church is doing well there, underground and meeting in people’s homes, of course. They are not plagued by mega-church charlatans preaching the prosperity gospel, like we have in the United States. His book on Apostasy should be in bible believers’s home with their KJV.

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            • My Magic Wand says:

              I will check out the book site, thanks.

              I have a branch on the family tree, cousin Jimmy and family have spent all of their lives as baptist missionary over in various parts of Asia / Japan / Philippines , he had some interesting stories but never mentioned political leanings as I am guessing that is bad for your health over there.
              Last I saw Jimmy was speaking at uncle Jonah’s funeral 11/11/10 @ 11AM, where he disclosed that uncle Jonah had worked on either fat man or little boy and the issues he had surrounding that fact, it blew my mind for sure as it was a well kept secret.

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      • Beigun says:

        Japan was a good teacher.

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          We paid more for the Japanese Steel but it was so superior to the others.

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          • Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

            When I was a kid, shortly after the Korean Crisis, I a a toy car made of stamped sheet metal. It was from Japan. When you turned it over and looked at the un-painted bottom, it was an American soup can!

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            • Maquis says:

              Love it!

              That’s where they started, at the bottom, look where they are now. Makes me much less sympathetic the the Sh*thole countries that won’t lift themselves up. It’s not like folks haven’t tried to help them. Time we stopped with the welfare at teach the World how to win, fairly.

              Bet you wish you still had that toy.

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              • piper567 says:

                maquis, good point.
                I loved it when the President was in S. Korea, and he reiterated the amazing rebuilding of that Country.
                It was an inspiration, and I thought ab it a few days ago…as things in S Africa are going to he!! in a hand basket.
                Some Countries are sh!tholes, and there is not much that can be done ab it.
                Some just do not learn.
                And its not raciss or regional: look at Sweden and Germany.
                We are SO fortunate to have Trump as our President!

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    • TMonroe says:

      Econ 101; if you’re not a producer, you’re at the mercy of the producers.

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  7. Donna in Oregon says:

    Like NIKE says……”Just Do It”. Let’s roll. No guts, no glory. Get it on. Anchor’s away.

    Hey, Tom Donahue…..C’est la guerre, Que Sera, Sera. Is that Globalist enough for ya you SOB? snicker.

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  8. KittyKat says:

    This insures that the wall will be built using American steel.

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  9. FoxBusiness:
    • 25% Tariff on Steel vs Commerce recommendation of 24%
    • 10% Tariff on Steel vs Commerce recommendation of 7.5%

    Just in case some thought President Trump might “back off”:
    • Signaling that there is worse to anticipate for any retaliation.
    • He won’t be “taking the lumps out” until America First is WINNING!

    Fox USCOC-UNIPARTY commentators now frantic:
    • “Judge” Napolitano: President Trump has too much power.
    • Steve Forbes: Consumers will pay for it.
    – … As opposed to Importers paying with lower margins
    – … Like President Trump didn’t just give everyone a Tax-Cut pay raise.
    • Forbes: There are better ways to deal with China.
    – Just put quotas on. [Don’t eat into the margins of manufacturers who fled to screw Americans.]
    – The steel and aluminum industries are doing fairly well. [Fool]

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    • chojun says:

      The consumers would indeed pay for the tariffs, unless…

      …the domestic steel/aluminum industries were poised to ramp up production to meet the increase in local demand.

      I think the latter is the case.

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      • Randall Wenger says:

        As a steel fabricator, I can tell you that the domestic steel mills are NOT poised to ramp up production yet. I hope and pray they are wise enough to get on board quickly though.

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        • ibobland08 says:

          What makes you say that? I live in suburban Pittsburgh and there are 3 US Steel Plants within a 15 minute drive from me. They all seem to be operating at limiting capacity. What would prevent them from increasing production? All the infrastructure seems to be in place.

          Not challenging you. I’m just curious because you’re knowledgeable on the topic.

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          • spren says:

            I used to work in National Works in McKeesport before it closed. I thought the only plant left was the one in Braddock. What are the other two?

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            • ibobland08 says:

              I was referring to the entire Mon Valley Works so that includes Irvin and Clairton in addition to Braddock. I guess they technically aren’t steel mills like Edgar Thompson though.

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          • Wengair says:

            Don’t get me wrong. The opportunity is vast, but in the short term many fabricators (including my boss) will be negatively impacted bc the domestic mills do not have the tooling in place for the massive WF (I-beam) shapes used in mega-steel projects. I’m referring to members above 398#/ft that are only available from Europe.

            It’s growing pains tho.

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        • chojun says:

          Thanks for the insight. I think Trump will shortly be giving the industry its sink-or-swim moment.

          Hopefully in the short-term the rise in prices will drive rising wages and attract more workers into the industry.

          From what I’ve heard it seems like the coal industry has the output to match demand by steel. I haven’t heard anything about iron mining though.

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          • ibobland08 says:

            I work in mining. I think coal would be fine. What’s nice about the steel industry is that it uses coking coal which does not come from the big surface mines out West (which don’t employ many people). Coking coal comes from the underground mines in Appalachia, which employ a ton of people.

            Not sure about the iron mines though.

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        • drdoct says:

          My wife has the same problem buying anything right now out of bronze or aluminum. American places are pretty much at 100% now. China has been doing rolling blackouts closing down their mills which has already put pressure on US mills. What little are left can’t meet demand as is. What really needs done is repealing the enviro laws and regs that made mills have to leave. AND give incentives for startups. There will be plenty starting if the regulations are relaxed just from demand, but that leaves businesses right now hurting to just find product.

          I’m all for us bringing back our production of everything though. But I think we better be sure we have supply before shutting off the spigot or MANY businesses will suffer greatly in the interim.

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    • David Vicknair says:

      I generally like Napolitano’s libertarian streak, but lately he has been off the rails. I wonder if after losing his show and being put on probation he has made a strategic decision to toe the company line.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      Yeah, been stealing a peak at FBN throughout the day. It’s fun watching the blood go out of their faces.

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    • Steve Forbes is a globalist jerk sitting in his Manhattan office pretending to be so concerned about consumers. He was visibly pissed at POTUS for supporting tariffs. Could care less about American jobs.

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  10. Fools Gold says:

    FED chairman says this not the best approach for Trade….

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  11. Publius2016 says:

    Now we enter the next labyrinth of Globalist Theater! It will show once again how close we were to ending our Constitutional Government of, for, and by the American People! The masks have come off…we see how the US courts treat illegal immigration by demanding we accept everyone! We will see how the World Court will attempt to impose NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS ON AMERICAN INDUSTRIES IN RETALIATION! Remember, we are just getting started…as Wilburine has stated: we’ve been in a TRADE WAR for the past 30 years, NOW WE WILL RETURN FIRE!

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  12. Forbes is actually proposing “Tactical Nuclear Weapons”
    • Why provoke a Nuclear War with China?
    • As opposed to inviting China to ingratiate themselves by shutting down NORK NUKES.

    TRAITOROUS.

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  13. American manufacturers and workers First! No more bowing to the WTO. Imagine if we entered into the TPP or the Paris accord.

    Great move President Trump and Wilbur Ross!

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  14. Stephen Reed says:

    There is an academic case to be made for protectionism. The evidence our greatest president cites is now fresh data for analysis.

    I believe that protectionism should lead to a rapid increase in GDP that will be understood by the stock market when Trump kills NAFTA.

    Interestingly, it may be Trumpism that solves the wage inequality problem in the USA by, let’s say, a doubling of working class wages due to protectionism.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      I think what you really mean is that we should have an industrial policy. Protectionist measures are just tools. Protectionist measures need to be used strategically.

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      • spren says:

        And aren’t they really just a form of negotiation? They all charge much higher tariffs on the products we try to export to them. Isn’t this just a shot over the bow that we’re not going to let them exploit us anymore. I don’t see it as much as protectionism as just trying to level the playing field and then let the most productive producers compete and win.

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      • Coldeadhands says:

        Looks like you’ve been reading over our wolverine’s shoulders.

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    • KBR says:

      Wow! A “woke” man talking about “academic case!”

      I thought all “academic cases” were “head cases” ever since my days as college department leader…would have said “department head” but that would make me sound like a “head case” too, 🤓

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  15. map says:

    What people need to understand is that there is no such thing as free trade between nations. What you do to increase trade within a nation and the the results do not apply to trade between.

    Relationships between nations are governed by politics, not economics. Politics is simply war by other means and all warfare is a zero sum game. China dumping product in the US to drive American firms out of business is the classic example of this dynamic.

    The Trump economic policy should be the following: if you want to sell it in the United States then you will make it in the United States, using legal American workers. Tariffs that shift production to the US are necessary.

    The increase in labors share of economic benefits will also dilute the rampant and aggressive Leftism that we see so many firms engaging in.

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    • spren says:

      I think much of what you are saying is accurate. My only point of departure would echo Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” where trade is based on comparative advantage. Each partner stresses what they are best at in an exchange of what their trading partner is best at. In this kind of situation (which may now be archaic) each participant gains and the trade is a win-win.

      But when we arrive where we are now, the archaic free trade doesn’t necessarily exist when the trading partner is playing games and subsidizing their side of the equation to disadvantage the other partner. I still believe that these proposed tariffs are a form of negotiation in an attempt to level the playing field, especially when regarding the trade of similar products.

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  16. Albertus Magnus says:

    God bless our VSG President!

    THIS is part of the war to restore American families! Workers need living wages so they can support their families!

    This and PDJT’s unwavering support for LIFE is why he is the warrior the prolife, profamily movement have been praying for, for decades!

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    • JC says:

      Amen, in spades, AM.

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    • formerdem says:

      I’m with you, AM. I do not understand trade at all, but PDJT is pro-life and he can double or remove the tariffs or do one thing Mondays and the other Wednesdays, for all I care. I am for him because he is pro-life and he got employment rates up for African Americans and I am overjoyed.

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  17. Forbes: “If NAFTA blows up, you’ll see 1,000-point days [drops in the DOW].

    Message to Globalists: NAFTA’s NEXT.

    Message to Congress: Put this in your pipes and smoke it.
    • What did you do on DACA over the last 6 months?
    • What did you do on SCHOOL SHOOTINGS over the last 6 decades?
    • How about the BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS?
    • How about IMMIGRATION REFORM?
    • How about the INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN?
    • Senate-delayed TRUMP ADMINISTRATION APPOINTEES?
    • Senate backlog for JUDGE NOMINEES?

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Yes, every single issue has been punted to another day while the money goes out in barrels!!! We know the SHOOTINGS WERE FALSE FLAGS DEVELOPED BY UNIPARTY DEEP STATE THINK TANK BLACK OPS…their budgets are all off line but not hidden…hold DOJ FBI in contempt so the Executive may act.

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      • Maquis says:

        Fanned Flame.

        Only a False Flag in terms of who intended this to transpire. They Fanned the Flame of Evil burning in tbat kid’s soul and he actef as hoped and planned. They won’t succeed in their overarching goal, taking our right of self-defense away.

        Fanned Flame events actually drive us the opposite direction intended.

        Time to Minuteman Up.

        GBPDJT
        🇺🇸

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      And they never ended Obamacare, as promised.

      Liked by 5 people

    • KBR says:

      Every time the pundits cry about drops in the dow, I say,

      “Has it dropped back down to where it was before PDJT?”

      “Nope? Well why do you think he put it way up there in the first place?” Lol

      And about those potential higher prices: did we all not get higher paychecks already (lower taxes) to help us cover those (hopefully temporary) higher prices?

      Gotta fix America folks. Whatever it takes.

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  18. jmclever says:

    Finally, a CNN talking head gets it. The last one to speak on the panel says, “It’s only a matter of time before Trump gets what he wants.”
    #MAGA #WINNING
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  19. NoJuan Importante says:

    Thanks to this website, I was able to know in advance how serious Trump was in ending NAFTA, and I knew Wall Street would not like it. This is the opener. So I put my 401(k) in cash. Thanks, Sundance! I believe this will play much better though, with Main Street, as Sundance has predicted, and I am all in favor of it.

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  20. bob says:

    My guess is this policy will never be implemented. Too many courts, to many lobbyists, the WTO.

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  21. Bonitabaycane says:

    So this is what is like to have a President fighting for America? Thank you Mr. President. America First!!

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  22. Randall Wenger says:

    This decision strikes a chord with me in my occupation as a steel fabricator, and it concerns me.
    I sure hope I’m wrong about this.

    While I appreciate the “America first” policy decision, in this case, I don’t think it goes far enough.
    This decision offers a tentative opportunity and a challenge to the steel industry

    1. The domestic steel mills do not roll (i.e., make) many of the larger steel shapes at this point, so we have to buy many of the large shapes used for heavy construction from overseas. This will cost us, the fabricator, more due to the tariffs on the raw steel shapes (i.e., non-fabricated steel).
    The tentative opportunity is for expansion of steel mills in the US, which are owned by a limited number of companies. But until the mills decide to ramp up, we, the fabricators, are screwed.

    2. The added challenge is that the decision gives foreign fabricators an advantage over US fabricators, which we’ve begun to see play out in NYC construction. An easy workaround this policy is that once the raw (unfabricated) steel is fabricated into a member for construction (i.e., beam/column), the tariff no longer applies. In other words, to cheat the system, you could fab the steel in Mexico and ship it here for assembly.

    Neither of these situations assists the American worker because at the front end, materials unavailable domestically cost more (costing employers overhead; reducing available overhead for wages) and at the back end, it could entice project developers to buy their steel fabrication from a foreign company (costing Americans their jobs).

    As I said, I hope I’m wrong about this, and that Wilbur Ross & PDJT have addressed it in their decisions.

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    • mostlyogauge says:

      RW, what are the larger steel shapes used for heavy construction you refer to?

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    • Don’t think for a second that Wilburine Ross hasn’t got you covered.

      He’s a steel industry EXPERT who’s laps ahead of us all.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Mark Levin had come out last week against the tariffs, saying he is against anything that would ultimately drive up the cost for consumers. That surprised me, since he is a such an ardent advocate for the Constitution.
      The Constitution said that the Federal government was to obtain it’s operating expenses from tariffs on imported goods, not on the direct taxation of the citizens. Perhaps he is still not completely over DJT, since he was a Ted Cruz guy. He should get over it. Anyone of those people on the stage would be better than HRC, but we got the best one elected! Amazing. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

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      • ibobland08 says:

        I don’t agree with Levin on trade as he is one of those free trade for free trade’s sake people.

        However, in fairness to Levin I did hear him say once (about a year ago) that if the income tax was abolished and tariffs were used as the source of revenue for the federal government, like how the founding fathers intended, he’d be fine with them.

        I actually have similar views, but I can see situations where tariffs are a good idea if used intelligently.

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        • Maquis says:

          He’s also fine with destroying our Constitution, so I’ll never be fine with him.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          Yes, the Libertarian ideal of free trade that Mr. Levin and Kennedy on FBN espouse can only operate in a Utopian ideal where no one cheats. Since we live in a fallen world with other sinners, that is not possible.
          Hence the system the founders gave us. A former roommate of mine (who has since received his promotion to glory to be with the Lord) had some property that he inherited. His father was a dentist that purchased some property on Grand Cayman Island many moon ago.
          He told me that there were no taxes, only a strict 25% duty on absolutely everything coming in that did not originate on the island. Since the family mostly resided in the states, in the latter years it was used as rental property.

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    • Mosby Creek says:

      It’s time we made steel again in this country. We have to start somewhere, to restore the manufacturing base for wage earners here, and quit babysitting everybody else. Right now we are looking at a $40,000 – $70,000 price tags for a 2017 truck assembled in factories here from imported materials. Who can afford that?
      Yes, we have become very used to cheap goods. I just bought my 3rd electric heater because they are cheap goods, built with shaved off quality to keep them cheap. I miss the quality of goods that used to be available here. Made in the USA should be available to shoppers here. Maybe Donald can also get the bureaucrats off the backs small businesses so things made here can be affordable again?
      I thought a tariff is supposed to even out the cost of goods from countries? Other countries use them, including China. He and Wilburine know what’s what and we should give them a chance to clean up the mess we find ourselves in after years of globalist policies.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        There are things still made in USA, the main problem is finding them to purchase. So many retailers go for the higher profit margin on the imports. Try the website for the Made in USA store in western NY.
        If you need something right away, most of the time you are out of luck.
        A lot of catalogs have stated detailing “USA”, “Imported” or “Made in USA with imported parts”.
        I am a big fan of New Balance footwear, made in USA. However, sometimes a manufacturer decides to use a top of the line component in their product that might be made in Japan or West Germany. NB decided to do that about 10 yrs ago.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      You are about as much a steel fab ,as I am a Dr.Now go back to zerohedge and get some more talking points,And than ask yourself how Wilbur is a billionaire and your on here telling everyone how much you know.

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  23. This is “instant relief” from the annoyance over the delayed “Big Ugly”.

    Bring it on. All day. All night.
    • The positive adrenaline is massively kicking in.
    • Zero stress: President Trump’s got this.

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  24. All President Trump needs to do now for the Mid Term Election is announce the TRUMP AGENDA PAC to advance Mid-Term Primary Candidates who support his ENTIRE agenda.
    • No more “splitting it with the RNC”: He’s done that.
    • Open the spigots and throw down the gauntlet for all incumbents!
    • Set up a TRUMP AGENDA PAC Twitter Account for Brad Parscale and turn him loose.

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  25. PGlenn says:

    The Trump administration is attempting to move the American economy away from “new normal” corporatism (or “third way” economics) back toward capitalism.

    For decades, I believed in the gospel of laissez faire economics and “free” trade. As a student of history, I fully understood – unlike some libertarians – that “free market” economics NEVER existed in reality in the U.S., even during the heyday of laissez faire THEORY in the 19th century. Nevertheless, I believed that the best way to move back toward a decent version of real world American capitalism was by advocating for “free markets.”

    Partly thanks to the Trump movement and by reading CTC, it finally sunk through my thick skull that promoting “free market” THEORY effectively promotes, in reality (where it actually matters) corporatism, not capitalism. In my defense, this is a very counter-intuitive realization for many of us ex-libertarians.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      Two countries attempted free trade as their policy in the history of the world. Great Britain in the late 1800s and The United States post WWII. When Britian did it in the 1800s, they got their clock cleaned by the United States and Germany, both of which were protectionist at that time. The same thing has been happening since the US instituted free trade post WWII.

      Free Trade is good in special cases where the conditions it requires exist. However, outside of agriculture it doesn’t happen often.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      Bingo! PDJT with the help of Sundance & co. will enable many to abandon the new global serfdom. MAGA!

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  26. jeff says:

    Not only will this be great for our economy restoring our steel and aluminum industry is a key NATIONAL SECURITY policy . Restoring the capability of manufacturing and processing the raw materials is totally AMERICA FIRST Strategic genius.

    Again I reference President Trump’s round table discussion where he identified a pool of 100 million workers sidelined by the GLOBALIST CoC policies of the last 4 presidents . Even if 1/2 of those people find work in the MAGA economy that is a massive pool of new customers beyond the subsistence levels of Cloward and Piven strategy entitlement plantation people .

    That new market HERE in America with a new job can buy products made in America too . Trumps America first policies are creating not just new JOBS and taxpayers but also consumers !!

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    • Nice work, Jeff.
      There will be multiple stages of consequences that the markets will generally recognize only when they are materializing.

      Those few investors who can see around these corners will largely be moving in and out of investments with more immediate gains.

      The DOMESTIC RENAISSANCE of the Steel and Aluminum Industries is …
      An absolutely NON-NEGOTIABLE National Security Initiative.
      There is no way in hell President Trump can do otherwise.

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      • Maquis says:

        MAGAAAA!!!!

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      • Jeff says:

        Thanks ! Now lets have some fun with a MAGA theme from WAY BACK

        MAGA & DJT sittin’ in a TREE HOUSE . First comes Aluminum then comes Steetl . Then comes Electrical Generators & Refineries in a NATIONAL SECURITY carriage !!

        President Trump has already opened the domestic Energy Harvest by virtue of the pen and phone .

        The TRUE Atlas Shrugged PROTECTIONISTS are the CoC and their crony FASCIST buddies who stand to lose BIGLY !

        The effort to explain TRUMPONOMICS to American’s is tough because many have NEVER SEEN real America First policies since Reagan .

        The millennial generation has only seen GLOBALIST PUPPET Presidents .

        What I tell their little TIDE POD minds is consider that President Trump is brining back to America all the PLAY-DOUGH and y’all can build whatever your hearts desires.

        Explaining to the younger generation that for decades America has been in MANAGED INTENTIONAL DECLINE . And if they get off their video game consoles the world can be their Oyster in this MAGA too .

        AMERICAN DREAMERS !!

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  27. Unnoticed by the Media:

    President Trump’s Trade Negotiators are meeting today with CHINA at the White House.

    [Merely a coincidence, doncha think?]

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  28. Niagara Frontier says:

    Somebody better start rewriting textbooks used in colleges to teach Economics because many of our people aren’t going to understand this new strategy.

    Seriously, what may be missing in all this is the grit and determination seen in the early industrialists, who risked their own capital and fortunes to built great American industries.

    Today, too many corporations won’t make a move without government tax breaks, incentives, or other public give-a-ways to do what capitalists are supposed to do on their own.

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  29. Sunshine says:

    MAKE our AIRCRAFT GREAT AGAIN (MAGA)

    Most commercial and high-speed aircraft are made of aluminum, good quality aluminum, not Made in China Aluminum parts.

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  30. FBN anchor and pundits are loosing their minds right now over this. Oh no this will hurt NAFTA.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Took em long enough.

      This was a no-brainer Step 2 of President Trump’s 10-Step Method.

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    • Pam says:

      Oh yeah, I heard some of that garbage and of course, the globalist billionaires start the massive sell off of the markets right on cue as the announcement was made.

      Liked by 2 people

    • FBN squawking that new home construction costs will spike.
      Chicken Little now on the loose with feathers flying in all directions!

      Think about it:
      % New Home costs sunk in steel … 1% maybe?
      % Increase in steel costs for those products … 10% at most.

      Equates to a tenth of a percent
      … for the time and products for which supply is curtailed.
      … for the 1 million+ houses that get built
      … paid for by people whose first year of tax benefits will readily pay for the entire cost.

      Then think about the RACE to expand domestic production.

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    • spren says:

      Liz Claman and Charlie Gas(bag)arino no doubt. I’ve reached the point with FBN that I only respect Stuart Varney, Trish Regan, and Charles Payne, and maybe Lou Dobbs. The rest of them I usually disregard and change the channel.

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  31. President might as well kill NAFTA now and get it over with. I been home for 30 minutes and you would think we just dropped nukes on Europe and Asia after listening to the news.

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  32. Mlw says:

    American middle class is not 30.00 an hour to put a screw in a fender! I was born and raised on union, my grandfather was literally Jimmy Hoffa’s bodyguard. My father was a business agent for the teamsters and I as a second grader was writing his speeches! I remember them well, picture it an 8 year old girls words whipping grown men into a frenzy. I am so anti union it’s astounding! I didn’t agree with the shakedown when I was eight years old and I don’t agree with it forty years later. These auto jobs were great MIDDLE CLASS JOBS..but and here’s the rub these auto workers lived above middle class. They got paid big dollars to do grunt work, nothing at all wrong with grunt work, they got used to 80 hour work weeks, big paychecks that kept on coming, they all went on to live on that overtime, built big man houses and walked away from their middle class neighborhoods not being able to sell their homes so they let them go defunct! Why would they care they already had their loan for their 300k big man house. What happened to those middle class neighborhoods you ask? It’s called HUD housing and it’s repulsive! What people don’t comprehend is the cost of living that goes along with these auto jobs, not everyone has the auto job, auto job 30 bucks an hour and all the other jobs 10 bucks an hour. Disparity between those jobs is huge. I’m all for good paying jobs but again 30 bucks an hour to put a screw in is obscene, add to that full medical, dental, prescription and wham your new car now costs you 50,000 dollars!! I paid 50,000 dollars for my house. Unions are a socialist utopian scheme that needed to be knocked on its ass!!! I knew this at the age of eight!

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    • rashomon says:

      You knew some of the people I knew. Don’t start me on unions or HUD or Amalgamated Bank. The good news: we survived to warn our children.

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    • spren says:

      A very excellent rant, MlW! I have also experienced the ravages caused by the excesses of unions. When they first came into existence, they served a very noble cause of granting workers a fair share of their own productivity. But this morphed into getting more for less.

      That is one of the only concerns I have with our President returning production to our own country. Once manufacturing is back and is prospering, our labor unions will once again be trying to exploit their competitive situation. I hope the movement of allowing workers the free choice whether to join a union or not will continue. If we achieve that status, then I believe the competitive superiority we attain due to our enhanced productivity will sustain itself to our advantage. If not, then it will be a rinse and repeat of the turmoil we’ve already gone through in the recent past.

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    • My Magic Wand says:

      Unions priced themselves out of the market, all of my relatives worked for the Big 3, one would brag/boast that he would take magazines in to read as it would only take him 2 hours to get his “quota” of parts made for the day and would read magazines the other 6 hours.
      They wonder why their jobs left America. The Toyota plants that got put in Princeton IN were not union, I do not know if that is still the case.

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  33. ibobland08 says:

    What car costs $50k that isn’t a luxury or sports car?

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    • Deb says:

      You’d be suprised. Try buying a brand new pickup truck.

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      • ibobland08 says:

        I just did in December. $34,500 out the door. Granted it was a Tacoma, not a full size truck.

        Anyways I was referring to cars, not trucks. However, even with trucks you likely aren’t going to spend $50k that if you get a basic truck, especially if you don’t need 4WD. manufacturers love giving incentives and rebates on trucks.

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  34. rashomon says:

    China, South Korea, Japan, Germany et. al. have been cheating on trade deals and dumping on our markets for five administrations or more. Not to mention they all steal our IT and patents without any punitive action. The U.N. is not your friend and lousy at rule of law. We need them like a fish needs a bicycle (remember that one?).

    This market blip is just that. A blip. These tariffs will not affect the cost of a car or building sufficiently that the consumer will notice. However, our security as a nation by having these critical industries revived is an enormous benefit.

    More over, we are only one year into these negotiations by people who really know these markets, not the SJW, bleeding-heart, self-serving pompous a$$es parading their $2000 suits and styling for glam shots.

    I’ll never forget the BBC interview with the gray-haired woman standing on the shores of her home after Brexit passed. Generations of her family had made their living fishing the local waters that had been turned over to Denmark (?) and her family’s boats were smashed by the PTB charged with carrying out the EU’s mandates. She joyfully threw a kiss to all those nameless, unelected drones sitting behind the black-windowed skyscrapers in Brussels who had ruined her future with their meddling. I guess they also prevented her from raising her own chickens and garden as she said she was going to buy some chicks and seeds as well as rebuild the pier for a future boat operation run by her grandsons. She really made me sad, but hopeful for her future. Spunk personified.

    We, too, are getting our spunk back. Thanks, PDJT and the Trump Brain Trust. It’s coming together.

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  35. magacombover says:

    Did anyone catch Jonathan Hoenig from The Capitalist Pig on Cavuto today? He was having a hissy fit about the tariffs. He worked himself up into a lather. “Trump doesn’t understand trade!” By the end of the interview, he was covered in sweat. He must be on the wrong side of that. Losing money. Unreal.

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  36. fleporeblog says:

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  37. Kiskiman says:

    Gary Cohen used to run U.S. Steel

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  38. Stick says:

    I’m all for it. If someone don’t like tell them we don’t need their business. Serrious question though for someone who knows, does 25% completely level the field for our own industry Should it be higher, including factoring in the fact of China steel is garbage compared to our own, does that allow a slight discount for manufacturers that spec lower grade steel.

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  39. John Adams says:

    Its all pretty simple really. Just follow the money.

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  40. Missing Andrew says:

    Trump & Economy – Dow50K? – AmericaOilExporter? (Lindsey Williams on Jeff Rense 02.05.18)

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  41. truthbomb says:

    The corporate tax cut will provide Trump the leeway to battle on trade. That’s why it was so important to get done first.

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  42. Alive&Breathing says:

    “…Section 232 trade-investigation, to *be* conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Secretary Wilbur Ross…”

    Grammar Nazi.

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