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09/11/2001 WE REMEMBER

"Fear is the foundation of most governments." - John Adams

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe" - Donald Trump


The Trump administration is set to unveil tougher trade measures for China in the coming weeks to combat alleged unfair trade practices, Politico reported Sunday.

Trump is reportedly expected to meet with other administration officials soon to discuss possibly imposing new tariffs and other policies on various economic competitors. The administration may weigh taxing steel and solar panel imports, as well as assessing Chinese intellectual policies.

Specifics are still being worked out, Politico reported, but Trump may use his State of the Union address on Jan. 30 to further detail his plans on trade.

Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign repeatedly vowed to either renegotiate or pull out of unfavorable trade deals. His administration withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January, and has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Some Republican lawmakers have previously expressed frustration with a perceived lack of direction on trade from the White House.

Trump targeted China in particular when discussing trade on the campaign trail, at one point saying China had been able to "rape our country."

Trump in November broke with his past rhetoric during a visit to China, where he blamed past U.S. administrations for “unfair” trade practices.

"I don't blame China," he said. "After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for benefit if their citizens? I give China great credit."

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This could very well result in retaliation by China on a number of issues, specifically on how they treat foreign businesses in the US and China's attitude towards dealings with North Korea and other issues.

The effect it will have on America, by imposing tariffs on Chinese solar panels and steel, will primarily be in hurting the growth of solar panels in America.

Because while the complaint was initially lodged by American solar panel producers, the growth in American solar power use was primarily driven by cheap Chinese government-subsidized solar panels.

Posted January 8th by Agis
Agis
 

This sounds like the America First type of protectionism we need. For too long, foreign countries have been taking us to the bank on trade deals. We are going to make it economically inconvenient for these jobs to go overseas and force them to return back to the United States. That is the point of high tariff on other countries.

NK seems like its already backing down (no doubt due to Trump's tough talk) announcing they will talk with SK.

Agis, an expat living in China, no doubt would like to see the continuation of a China First type economic policy such as allowing them to manipulate their currency and get all sorts of firesale deals, but this will continue no longer!

Posted January 8th by #85
#85

A few things:

As I already printed out, tariffs on solar panels will only hurt consumers and solar panel companies in the long run. Not good for America. Probably just meant to make us choke ourselves with coal and oil.

America is getting cut out of talks because of the Trump admin's tough but confused and contradictory words.

I know you're just spouting campaign rhetoric and not considering reality for the sake of being a troll, but its obvious you wouldn't be able to make any better an argument even if you tried.

Posted January 8th by Agis
Agis
 

More jobs created in 2016 than 2017

Quietly sneaking provisions of TPP into “NAFTA renegotiations”

Whole “Carrier deal” was simply a PR move and an effective one at that; most of those “jobs” no longer exist/never existed in the first place

Registering businesses in Saudi

Making financial and arms deals with Saudi

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Could go on. I assure you, this is all REAL NEWS. Trump doesn't give a damn about American workers or America First!


Edited January 9th by pacman
pacman
 

NK seems like its already backing down (no doubt due to Trump's tough talk) announcing they will talk with SK.

Trump doesn’t get credit for “solving” an escalation he started in the first place. This is like when people give Kennedy credit for “solving” Cuban Missile Crisis after STARTING the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Posted January 9th by pacman
pacman
 

Trump inherited the NK mess by the lack of everyone avoiding the problem and allowing them to do whatever they want. It's no secret why NK is finally open to talk. Trump finally put his foot down and they know he means business.

As I already printed out, tariffs on solar panels will only hurt consumers and solar panel companies in the long run. Not good for America. Probably just meant to make us choke ourselves with coal and oil. 

Where does this claim come from?

Posted January 9th by #85
#85

It's no secret why NK is finally open to talk. Trump finally put his foot down and they know he means business.

Looooooooooooooooooololoooooooooooooooooooooooooooll

Your stupidity is almost adorable.

Posted January 9th by pacman
pacman
 

Not an argument.

Posted January 10th by #85
#85

I mean, even if I were to present an actual lengthy, well thought out argument you would just ignore my actual points and post a stupid meme or call me a cuck or something. You’ve proven time and time again that you’re incapable of having a grown up discussion or debate.

In any case I fundamentally disagree with your worldview here, as I believe DPRK has a right to self-determination as well as a nuclear deterrent, so there really isn’t much to argue about.

Posted January 10th by pacman
pacman
 
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