The Great Trade war of 2018


#634

There’s Dumb Donald, but now there are Dumb Democrats trying to do just as poorly.


#635

I keep saying it…”Maximize Shareholder Value” are the three most destructive words for the American Blue Collar worker.

Until that changes… nothing will.


#636

We just had to buy a new set of special drill bits (for sampling rail road ties to dispose of them) today, and the price doubled! They said the steel tariffs were the main issue…

I thought we built more steel factories???


#637

More winning because of tariffs!


#638

When our side lies constantly, you just don’t know who to believe:


#639

Perfect, just perfect


#640

Great news!

(From April!)


#641

Well, I never would have guessed…


#642

I will lay money down that when the democrats take the house in January they will go out of their way to look like they will help the working class including tariffs.

Pretty much everything in the last two years people have been critical for towards Trump with trade the democrats will double down or say whatever Trump did didn’t go far enough to protect workers.

It’s already starting.

“Emboldened by their takeover of the House starting next year, many Democrats say they want the new agreement to strengthen its protections for American workers from low-wage Mexican competition.”


#643

On those 40% tariffs on cars:


#644

We will be lucky to get back to where we started.


#645

GOPers growing some spine?

Hopefully, but not holding breath.


#646

Translation: 120 days.


#647

Again, on the 40% tariffs on vehicles:


#648

I said right after the election that one good thing that may come out of a Trump Presidency is the Legislature taking back power that it ceded to the Executive.


#649

They need to slap him down on his NAFTA 2.0, particularly if he truly believes he will terminate 1.0 to force their hand.


#650

Hope no one got their hopes up on the “China deal”.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/trump-s-advisers-struggle-to-explain-deal-he-says-he-cut-with-xi

Trump’s Advisers Struggle to Explain Deal He Says He Cut With Xi
President Donald Trump left his top advisers scrambling on Monday to explain a trade deal he claimed he’d struck with China to reduce tariffs on U.S. cars exported…


#651

Forget Trump. For decades and multiple Presidencies this has been an abhorrent over-reach of separation of power duties between the Legislative and the Executive tilted towards the Executive.

If there is a re-balancing and realignment because of this moron, then that in and of itself is a great thing. I hate that it took this, but this balance needed to be re-aligned. I hope these are the small footsteps leading to balance.


#652

You and I agree on this issue very much.


#653

Sounds a lot like the kind of deal struck with North Korea.