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...it would please me no end, and I'd pay good money to see an assassin put him away. Permanent like. Fuckin' fat slob doesn't know shit from Shinola about business, or economics, or trade!

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-today-white-house-imposes-tariffs-on-allies-and-president-attacks-media-2018-05-31

Stupid-ass motherfucker! Where does he come up with the shit he says, or does? And why the fuck does the rest of his staff go along with this crap that's sure to come back on the US...

Fuck!               shit-4.jpg   shinola-4.jpg           Anybody with half a brain understands the difference!



-- Edited by Uke on Thursday 31st of May 2018 12:03:43 PM

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The "Fat Slob" just goes on, and on, and on, and... Screwing us, and pissing off our closest friends across the northern, and southern borders, and best trading partners! What a dumb ass!

Trump steel tariffs to hit these 8 countries the hardest and China isnt one of them

 

 

 

Published: May 31, 2018 3:52 p.m. ET

 

 

 

 

 

Presidents since Nixon tried and failed to protect steel industry

 

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Donald Trump on Friday plans to carry our his threat to slap tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum in an effort to protect American jobs and steel producers, but like many presidents before him, he probably wont have much success.

 

Donald Trump on Friday plans to carry our his threat to slap tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum in an effort to protect American jobs and steel producers, but like many presidents before him, he probably wont have much success.

 

The Trump administration on Thursday indicated the tariffs will go into effect within 24 hours, a move that reflects the White Houses inability to strike deals with its closest trading partners to avert such a showdown.

 

Trump joins a long list of presidents going back to Richard Nixon whove sought to use tariffs and other restrictions to protect a long-ailing U.S. steel industry whose heyday ended decades ago. Trump campaigned in 2016 against what he called unfair trade and promised to get tough with trading partners.

 

The decision saddled an already jittery Wall Street with fresh worries. Other nations have promised to retaliate, raising the odds of a trade war that could harm the economies of all involved. U.S. stocks DJIA, -1.02% SPX, -0.69%  fell sharply on Thursday and the 10-year Treasury TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.13%  note fell a few basis points to 2.83%.

 

The White House said the tariffs are needed to ensure a domestic supply of a material vital to national defense, but the real goal is to protect American workers from cheap foreign steel it claims is unfairly subsidized. A Commerce Department report pointed to several mill closures in the past few years and the loss of several thousand jobs.

 

 

The U.S. already imports four times as much steel as it exports, and imports are on the rise again. While the U.S. imports steel from more than 100 countries, three-quarters come from just eight countries, according to the International Trade Organization.

 

The top supplier to the U.S. in 2017 was Canada, followed by Brazil, South Korea, Mexico and Russia. Other notables include Turkey, Japan and Taiwan.

 

 

China is just outside the list at No. 11 despite producing about half of the worlds steel. Barack Obama is the only recent president not to impose broad tariffs, but he did put significant restrictions on Chinese steel.

 

Steel has long been a politically sensitive issue, especially since much of the production takes place in swing states such as Pennsylvania. Pro-union Democrats have pushed for tariffs and other restrictions for years many quietly support Trumps move and its one of the few industries that Republican presidents have singled out for protection.

 

The decline in U.S. steel jobs, however, has been going on a long time despite frequent interventions by Washington.

 

Steel now directly employs about 140,000 workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than half a century ago as many as 650,000 people were employed in the industry.

 

The steel industry has undergone vast changes since the end of World War Two. For one thing, a stream of technological advances have spawned huge increases in productivity, allowing steelmakers to do more with fewer workers.

 

Steelmakers also gather up and reform scrap metal more than ever, a form of recycling that also requires fewer workers.

 

Stiffer foreign competition and more imports, to be sure, have contributed to the loss of American steel jobs. Just how much has been hotly debated for years, but research suggests its played a smaller role.

 

In any case, the penalties probably wont achieve their intended affect. Tariffs imposed by prior presidents from both parties, including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, have done little to stem the tide.

 

The last major round of steel tariffs, imposed by Bush in 2002, did more harm than good to the U.S. economy, several studies later concluded.

 

Higher tariffs have encouraged other U.S. manufacturers to seek out cheaper substitute materials to avoid the higher cost of steel that often results.Or theyve tried to pass the cost onto customers. And in the worst-case scenario theyve had to reduce production or layoff workers to cope with higher steel prices.

 

Most American businesses aside from the steel industry oppose the new tariffs.

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for example, warned tariffs could do enough harm to put at risk the economic momentum achieved through the administrations tax and regulatory reforms. The group urged the White House not to proceed, saying the tariffs would damage the economy, harm relationships with longstanding partners and undermine U.S. leadership.

 

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross dismissed those worries, saying all the countries involved will get over it in due time after a compromise is eventually reached.



-- Edited by Uke on Thursday 31st of May 2018 07:41:13 PM

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Trump reportedly says he wants to wipe German cars off the U.S. map

Turn South Carolina (BMW), Alabama (Mercedes-Benz), and Tennessee (Volkswagen) Blue.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-reportedly-says-wants-wipe-133000333.html



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I first learned of the Watergate Break in when I read about it in the paper.

Being the Commander in Chief I will take responsibility for it, aahhh but not the blame.

Let me reiterate those who are to blame lose their job, People who are responsible do not. 



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