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Trump's tariff threat may be timed for Pennsylvania U.S. House race (if so, brilliant!)
reuters.com ^ | 3/5/18 | David Morgan, Roberta Rampton

Posted on 03/06/2018 2:09:19 PM PST by cotton1706

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has alarmed the Republican establishment and world leaders by threatening tough steel tariffs, a message that might be meant not just to shake the world trade order but to help defend a congressional seat in Pennsylvania.

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Election is next Tuesday.
1 posted on 03/06/2018 2:09:20 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Personally I think Trump should Double Down and call for a repeal of the 16th Amendment, and remind the Country, that for the first 150 years we functioned just fine on excise and impost taxes.


2 posted on 03/06/2018 2:14:27 PM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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To: cotton1706

I was thinking the same thing!

The president is heading for western Pennsylvania this Saturday, I believe.


3 posted on 03/06/2018 2:14:35 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (No DACA Caca....Send the Nightmares home. "Americans are Dreamers, too." President Trump)
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To: cotton1706
It may be too late: as usual, the Republicans in the House and Senate are rushing forward to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory.

Not oly are theyt sending the wrong signal by talking about undoing the tariffs, the don't actually have the ability to do so.

So they appear simultaneously anti-US-worker and incompetent.

It's almost as though they want to lose control of the House and Senate. Although it's not unreasonable that their donors would prefer a corrupt "business as usual" Cheap Labor Express and Free Traitor trade system with the Dems in control.

4 posted on 03/06/2018 2:17:54 PM PST by pierrem15 ("Massacrez-les, car le seigneur connait les siens")
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To: cotton1706
Winning. I thought about this congressional seat and the election immediately after hearing about the tariffs, primarily because the democrat trying to unseat our guy is a much better candidate and the democrats are using this seat to prove that they're going to retake the House in November, given that POTUS has already appeared and campaigned for Rick Saccone in the district. I know this for a fact, because I watched the televised event.
5 posted on 03/06/2018 2:22:33 PM PST by onyx (JOIN 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WIINNING WAY)
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To: cotton1706

POTUS, Trump scheduled to campaign in Pennsylvania next weekend. Turnout should be massive from coal miners & steel workers from Ohio, West Virginia & Pennsylvania!!!


6 posted on 03/06/2018 2:24:05 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Same thing with trade talks with India. Just before that he dumps on Pakistan. USA is India’s new best friend.


7 posted on 03/06/2018 2:25:33 PM PST by existtoexcel
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Are the tariffs really brilliant in the blue States?

Yes, it helps the Steel workers but I also heard news it hurts companies that other countries might retaliate on, they also have alot of workers that will blame TRUMP

8 posted on 03/06/2018 2:29:35 PM PST by KavMan
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“Turnout should be massive from coal miners & steel workers from Ohio, West Virginia & Pennsylvania!!!”

The irony is that the unions should be bussing them in and supporting the Republican.


9 posted on 03/06/2018 2:29:58 PM PST by polymuser (Its terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesteron)
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To: cotton1706

He’s no fool, that’s for sure.


10 posted on 03/06/2018 2:36:24 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: cotton1706
The tariff's other purpose was to let China know their steel wasn't getting in on the cheap any more through Canada via NAFTA.

Just like he told China during trade talks in November, now they believe him and presto, President Trump has leverage.

11 posted on 03/06/2018 2:42:54 PM PST by existtoexcel
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To: cotton1706

“Election is next Tuesday.”

I received an email from President Trump that he will be holding a rally for Rick I believe this Saturday. I need to send Rick some money.


12 posted on 03/06/2018 2:56:23 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: cotton1706

The big cities in PA are among the best at Vote Fraud. It takes a lot to overcome that.


13 posted on 03/06/2018 2:56:52 PM PST by Revel
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To: cotton1706
Trump's tariff threat may be timed for Pennsylvania U.S. House race (if so, brilliant!)

It may save this seat, but if - or when - the trade war goes south and starts costing tens of thousands of jobs, increases in prices, and higher inflation then it may bite him in 2020.

14 posted on 03/06/2018 2:58:11 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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If it makes you feel any better, there aren't many big cities in the 18th district. We are mostly suburban areas of Pittsburgh. This is Rick Santorum's former district.

It may be completely different come November if the Pennsylvania Supreme's arbitraty map redrawing isn't overturned.

15 posted on 03/06/2018 3:04:32 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Parley Baer

I did - sent money to Saccone’s campaign.


16 posted on 03/06/2018 3:04:39 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the political party of the undead)
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To: cotton1706

Playing 3D chess.


17 posted on 03/06/2018 3:30:50 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: existtoexcel

Canada imports at most a million tons from China. Even if it were a straight pass through transaction to the US, that’s 1m out of 30m tons of US steel imports. The real issue is that steel costs a certain amount, adjusted for grade and transportation cost, world-wide. Every ton of steel dumped by the Chinese pushes that index price south, much as the glut in fracked oil from Texas squeezes Russian oil revenues, even though their customers are completely different.

Much as it pains me to say it, Lindsey Graham is right. If we want to punish China for protectionism, we should punish China. Levy a 10% tax on China’s $500b worth of exports to the US. Don’t stick it to our closest allies.

https://www.trade.gov/steel/countries/pdfs/imports-Canada.pdf


18 posted on 03/06/2018 3:47:35 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: DoodleDawg

It may save this seat, but if - or when - the trade war goes south and starts costing tens of thousands of jobs, increases in prices, and higher inflation then it may bite him in 2020.


I think most smaller countries are loathe to retaliate. 100 years ago we were twice as large as the largest European economies. Now it’s 4x. They’re not only much more trade-dependent - their socialist schemes need feeding.


19 posted on 03/06/2018 3:53:30 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: cotton1706
In the 19th and early 20th century, Pennsylvania was a solid Republican state because of protectionism. A major reason why Republicans were so keen on tariffs was because they wanted to carry the Keystone state.

When the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was founded, Joseph Wharton, who gave the money for the school requested/demanded that the school teach protectionism and support tariffs.

Those days are long gone, but it's possible that Donald Trump somehow picked up on that.

20 posted on 03/06/2018 4:05:56 PM PST by x
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