So what are your thoughts on the Steel and aluminum tariffs?

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  1. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

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    An overseas washing machine maker cancelled construction of a new USA factory after the tariffs were announced. That took away good paying jobs here in the USA, so yes tariffs do have an lasting effect....
     
  2. schultz1

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    Here is the real shitter of the whole thing, a steel fabrication company that buys raw material, they say they have received a 5 percent increase from their super. Said fabricator then passes along a 5percent increase on fabricated product to the consumer..... the labor cost to fabricate hasn' changed. So if you'e paying .50lb for raw steel, a 5 percent hike makes it.525lb. So at 5 percent on fabricated product, that nothjing more than gouging imo. And a straight up cash grab.
     
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  3. testboner

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    Imagine how well off all of YOU would be, and how much every company would be prospering if not for the theft of taxation. Too bad so many dispute the amount of taxes and what's taxed (shit... what isn't taxed is the magic question!), rather than gather in strength to defy, resist, and rebel against those behind the theft of taxation to begin with o_O
     
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  4. FlyingDragon

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    Masturbation isnt taxed.....
     
  5. testboner

    testboner VIP Member

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    That's right - you're free to go fuck yourself :D
     
  6. schultz1

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    LMAO
     
  7. DungeonDweller

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    I work with the steel and aluminum industry and this is definitely a double-edged sword. Economically it makes no sense, but as a political move it does. But the NAFTA countries are exempt which is like 90% of the metal imports, so whatever we get isn't going to matter much.
     
  8. searay

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    I don't have all the info to make an educated decision and I don't think it would be possible to get it. Most info comes from the point of some ones opinion so...... All I know is that free trade did one hell of a job of eliminating blue collar work in the U.S., is that a good thing? I know in Maine when Gov. King, at the time, completely wiped out all the mills and shoe factories with his cries of 'free trade baby'! And then the bone heads of Maine vote him back into office as a senator. Men and woman who had worked at the mills for 30+ yrs lost pensions they depended on for there retirement, many while on retirement just like those in Pittsburg steel country. With results like these that just scratch the surface is free trade a good thing? I think its time to give these jobs back to Americans. At least Trump is keeping his word about 'Americans first'!
     
  9. searay

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    I don't have all the info to make an educated decision and I don't think it would be possible to get it. Most info comes from the point of some ones opinion so...... All I know is that free trade did one hell of a job of eliminating blue collar work in the U.S., is that a good thing? I know in Maine when Gov. King, at the time, completely wiped out all the mills and shoe factories with his cries of 'free trade baby'! And then the bone heads of Maine vote him back into office as a senator. Men and woman who had worked at the mills for 30+ yrs lost pensions they depended on for there retirement, many while on retirement just like those in Pittsburg steel country. With results like these that just scratch the surface is free trade a good thing? I think its time to give these jobs back to Americans. At least Trump is keeping his word about 'Americans first'!
     
  10. DungeonDweller

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    If blue collar work was eliminated who are these people working in the rust belt that elected Trump? Also, with a booming economy we are approaching underemployment if are aren't there yet, who is doing all this work?

    Blue collar workers.
    We have alot of them. We need alot more right now.
    Btw, we are hiring experienced machinists, welders, and engineers. There are none to be had. Good time to be in business! Time to make hay while the sun is shining.
     
  11. woodswise

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    Wow! JR: I can't believe you and I agree on anything, let alone almost every word you wrote! Well said bro!

    The almost is this: I wonder about his bluffing to put the screws to NK or China. I didn't think Donny boy put enough thought into anything to be that subtle or cunning. If he does, then I have mis judged him enormously. . .
     
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  12. tommyguns2

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    Funny, as I age, I'm finding masturbation to be more taxing....
     
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