Trumps tariff threat

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:35 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Dallasite wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote: ....here, hold my beer and watch this...
OMG, I was just about to say that, Sugar!
We must run in the same circles.
It's the Southern maxim for stupidity.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:03 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Dallasite wrote: OMG, I was just about to say that, Sugar!
We must run in the same circles.
It's the Southern maxim for stupidity.
TRL, are you calling Sugar stupid?!?! Hey guys! Grab your drinks! Girl fight!!!!!!!
Sekrit Stuffs!
" ... and then he woke up and realized it had all been just a dream."



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:16 pm

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote: We must run in the same circles.
It's the Southern maxim for stupidity.
TRL, are you calling Sugar stupid?!?! Hey guys! Grab your drinks! Girl fight!!!!!!!
Sekrit Stuffs!
" ... and then he woke up and realized it had all been just a dream."
"...and then Sam handed the Fogbow his beer and said, "Watch this..."


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Post by RVInit » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:25 pm

:rotflmao:

Thank goodness for TFB. Otherwise I would be seriously depressed right now.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:37 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sam the Centipede wrote:
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: It's the Southern maxim for stupidity.
TRL, are you calling Sugar stupid?!?! Hey guys! Grab your drinks! Girl fight!!!!!!!
Sekrit Stuffs!
" ... and then he woke up and realized it had all been just a dream."
"...and then Sam handed the Fogbow his beer and said, "Watch this..."
.....and Donald said "that's not beer"......



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Post by RoadScholar » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:43 pm

...although it does have a bit of a head on it.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:47 pm

Amongst the things that Trump does not understand is that in today's world it is impossible to manufacture most things more complicated than an apple pie without using components from many different countries.

An example. Right now here on the Gulf Coast billions of dollars are being spent to expand existing polymers plants. A key piece of equipment used in all of these new production lines can only be obtained from a single manufacturer in Germany. That company has no competitors nor will it have any because the market is too small to support more than one supplier. Other necessary components can only be sourced in Asia. The people with the expertise needed to design and build these plants are few in number and scattered about the globe. Engineering firms from three or four continents therefore are working on all these projects. When the plants are finished their products will be shipped worldwide. (That BMW plant in Mexico will most likely get its plastic components and tires from the USA.)

If you take a flashlight and magnifying glass and look under your American car's hood you might be amazed at how many different counties are the source of the car parts.

Guess who makes the cars with the highest proportion of US made content-

2016 Production-Based Index (2016 AMI Rank)
1. Honda Accord (2)
2. Toyota Camry (1)
3. Toyota Sienna (3)
4. Honda Odyssey (4)
5. Honda Pilot (5)
6. Chevrolet Traverse (6)
7. GMC Acadia (7)
8. Buick Enclave (8)

Read more at https://www.cars.com/articles/the-2016- ... bLeoclL.99

:o

If you want a car with the highest possible US-made content you have to buy a Honda or a Toyota. Even then the Honda Accord is only 80% US made. By comparison most Ford cars are about 65% US made. There are no 100% US made cars anymore.

The world is no longer a simple place. ;)


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sam the Centipede wrote: TRL, are you calling Sugar stupid?!?! Hey guys! Grab your drinks! Girl fight!!!!!!!
Sekrit Stuffs!
" ... and then he woke up and realized it had all been just a dream."
"...and then Sam handed the Fogbow his beer and said, "Watch this..."
.....and Donald said "that's not beer"......
:rotflmao:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:50 pm

RoadScholar wrote:...although it does have a bit of a head on it.
Not a big head. Just the right size. :-D


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Post by Chilidog » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:51 pm

Volkonski wrote:
The world is no longer a simple place. ;)

But we have elected a simple president.



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Post by tek » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:11 pm

Volkonski wrote:The world is no longer a simple place. ;)
Product design, supply chain, and manufacturing are but three of the things Trump has no clue about.


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

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Post by noblepa » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:23 pm

Volkonski wrote:Trump does not consider that if he starts raising tariffs then our trading partners likely will respond in kind thus harming US exporters.
He also doesn't realize (or maybe he doesn't care) that, by raising the price of imported cars by 35 percent, he will be raising the price of domestic cars by 15-20 percent. When the competition is forced to raise their prices, GM, Ford and Chrysler will raise theirs to be just below the competition.

That is what happened when Reagan convinced the Japanese automakers to limit their imports. Since the Japanese were voluntarily selling fewer cars in the US, they sent the top-of-the-line models with the biggest profit margins. Domestic automakers raised prices to match.

So, a 35 percent, or any significant tarrif, on imported goods will almost automatically raise the prices of domestic goods, to the detriment of the working class buyers. It could also trigger a return to the inflation rates of the late seventies and early eighties.



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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:31 pm

There is no need for tariffs. After a few more of his tweets, Trump will drive the Dollar down and BMW's will cost a lot more.

And domestics products will go up too.



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Post by Sam the Centipede » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: "...and then Sam handed the Fogbow his beer and said, "Watch this..."
.....and Donald said "that's not beer"......
:rotflmao:
:lovestruck: :-D As if the Shitgibbon would be so lucky as to have two fine southern belles smacking him around! :-D :lovestruck: Sekrit Stuffs!
And if either of them says "bless his heart" I'm going to cry! :crying:



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