Jump to content
Legaltitan

Trade War - how is that working out?

Recommended Posts

Downtown   

Its not just soybean farmers that are getting crushed, Tobacco farmers are really hurting. 

 

Speaking of a Socialist dream, who would have EVER thought it'd be Republicans that subsidize these farmers with a handout funded by American Tax-Payers. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
begooode   
3 minutes ago, Downtown said:

Its not just soybean farmers that are getting crushed, Tobacco farmers are really hurting

 

Speaking of a Socialist dream, who would have EVER thought it'd be Republicans that subsidize these farmers with a handout funded by American Tax-Payers. 

Tobacco is NC and Kentucky,... seriously red states,... hmmmm,...

 

Everyone hates socialism, but loves their piece of government cheese.  Damn welfare recipients! *while doling out millions to corporate farms*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 Nines   

I still do not understand why people think a trade deficit is bad - the implication I get in this thread and normal discussions on the topic.

 

A trade deficit means you are receiving and consuming more goods than you are giving.  How is that not a good thing?

 

It would be like kids trading baseball cards and the kid getting more cards is upset???  For some reason I doubt this every happened on an elementary school playground:  A kid receives 5 cards and gives 3 cards with all the cards pretty equal in value and popularity.  I suspect no kid, receiving more cards, every cried, "boo hoo I got 5 cards and Johnny got 3 cards."  Nope never happened, because kids know getting more than you give in a trade is a good thing.  Yet adults have forgotten?????

 

To a degree, a net-exporting country, with which your country has a trade deficit, is basically a water-down colony of your country.

Edited by 9 Nines

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, 9 Nines said:

I still do not understand why people think a trade deficit is bad - the implication I get in this thread and normal discussions on the topic.

 

A trade deficit means you are receiving and consuming more goods than you are giving.  How is that not a good thing?

 

It would be like kids trading baseball cards and the kid getting more cards is upset???  For some reason I doubt this every happened on an elementary school playground:  A kid receives 5 cards and gives 3 cards with all the cards pretty equal in value and popularity.  I suspect no kid, receiving more cards, every cried, "boo hoo I got 5 cards and Johnny got 3 cards."  Nope never happened, because kids know getting more than you give in a trade is a good thing.  Yet adults have forgotten?????

 

To a degree, a net-exporting country, with which your country has a trade deficit, is basically a water-down colony of your country.

I take no position one way or the other, and I think the answer is more nuanced than saying they are simply good or bad.

 

The reason I started the thread is because Trump thinks they are bad, and the whole reason he justified the tariffs, and why the trade war would be good and easy, is due to our large trade deficit with China. And yet, that has increased.

 

So whether you think the reason for the tariffs (trade deficit too high) and the goal of the tariffs (to reduce the trade deficit) are good or bad, under Trump's own metric the tariffs have been an unqualified failure.

Edited by Legaltitan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rogue   
3 hours ago, Soxcat said:

It means despite the "higher" tariffs the economy is so good we aren't being hurt right now.  Again, the game plan isn't to make this a permanent thing. 

You should really think a bit before rushing to defend Trump.  You just said raising taxes on businesses, who passes the costs to the consumer, is okay when the economy is good.  That's a fairly liberal position.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 Nines   
2 hours ago, Legaltitan said:

I take no position one way or the other, and I think the answer is more nuanced than saying they are simply good or bad.

 

The reason I started the thread is because Trump thinks they are bad, and the whole reason he justified the tariffs, and why the trade war would be good and easy, is due to our large trade deficit with China. And yet, that has increased.

 

So whether you think the reason for the tariffs (trade deficit too high) and the goal of the tariffs (to reduce the trade deficit) are good or bad, under Trump's own metric the tariffs have been an unqualified failure.

Sorry, I was just making a tangent post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rolltide   

Democrats idea of free trade is that we open up our markets to everybody else while they charge massive tariffs for our products. Real free trade would be no tariffs for all. 

 

Anybody who thinks that the way the Chinese treat our tech companies is fair must themselves be Chinese.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...