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Trump 'hereby orders' US companies to leave China after attacking Fed chair
The Guardian ^ | 8/23/2019 | Dominic Rushe

Posted on 08/23/2019 10:14:35 AM PDT by MAGA_patriot

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To: rbmillerjr

I have no problem with criticism of the Fed. It’s the use of “enemy” which I find to be overwrought.


61 posted on 08/23/2019 11:49:22 AM PDT by bagman
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To: Harpotoo

The flow of fentanyl: In the mail from China, over the border

Washington Post ^ | 08/23/2019 | By Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham
Posted on 8/23/2019, 11:18:04 AM by SeekAndFind

NEW YORK — Chinese drug traffickers had some advice for American buyers of fentanyl: Let us ship it to you by regular mail. It might be slower than FedEx or UPS, but the opioid is much more likely to reach its destination through the U.S. Postal Service.

These cyber drug dealers wrote their U.S.-based customers — in emails later uncovered by federal investigators — that private delivery companies electronically tracked packages, allowing the easy identification of mail from suspect addresses and creating a bright trail connecting sellers and buyers of illegal fentanyl.

The Postal Service for years did not institute similar safeguards — and that gaping hole in the nation’s borders has not been fully closed despite legislation compelling its elimination. Fifteen percent of all packages from China are still not electronically tracked, and the figure rises to 40 percent for all packages from around the world entering the United States.

“What do we not know about these packages that are coming in?” Frank Russo, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection port director at John F. Kennedy International Airport, said in an interview.

“When you’re talking about a million packages a day,” he said, noting the amount of international mail arriving at JFK alone, “40 percent is a large number.”

On Wednesday, the Trump administration sanctioned three Chinese nationals accused of trafficking fentanyl, identifying two of them as “significant foreign narcotics traffickers.” Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said the “Chinese kingpins” directly contributed to the nation’s opioid addiction crisis by shipping hundreds of packages of synthetic opioids to the United States.

“The most common distribution medium is via the U.S. Postal Service,” the Treasury Department said in a statement announcing the sanctions.

Trump weighed in on the issue Friday, tweeting that he was “ordering all carriers,”

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62 posted on 08/23/2019 11:55:57 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Here's the Formula: Hatred + Government + Disarmed Civilians = Genocide !)
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To: bagman

That’s a pretty low definition of enemy. To think that the national economy is intentionally being weakened is the height of paranoia.

Perhaps, perhaps not. Admittedly, I don’t know anything about the guy’s politics - but I DO know that we have leftist judges intentionally damaging our country, leftist teachers intentionally damaging our country - and if the Fed chair’s a RAT, or RAT sympathizer, I don’t think it’s “paranoid” to think he might be intentionally trying to damage our economy.


63 posted on 08/23/2019 11:56:31 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: MAGA_patriot

This President has balls bigger than Texas


64 posted on 08/23/2019 11:58:36 AM PDT by WashingtonFire (We stand for God, For Country and for Trump)
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To: bagman
I would suggest you read this book. "The Creature from Jeykell Island" by G. Edward Griffin. It can be down loaded as a PDF.

You will find that the Federal Reserve has never been a friend of the United States or its people.

It was designed to protect the New York and Eastern Bankers from their bad lending practices.

It has never been audited. No one knows how much money it has printed or where a lot of it has gone.

65 posted on 08/23/2019 12:26:32 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: DoodleDawg

The President could demand that U.S. consumers boycott companies that do not follow his orders.

The President could use Customs to hold up these companies products at ports of entry.

The President could propose tax policies that target companies that do not follow his orders.


66 posted on 08/23/2019 12:29:11 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Innovative

A 100 percent trade embargo would bring them to the table


67 posted on 08/23/2019 12:58:45 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: Meatspace
The President could demand that U.S. consumers boycott companies that do not follow his orders.

And give the Democrats a campaign issue - the President who is trying to drive U.S. companies out of business and destroy U.S. jobs. Good plan.

The President could use Customs to hold up these companies products at ports of entry.

Not legally, no.

The President could propose tax policies that target companies that do not follow his orders.

He could propose all he wants. He doesn't have the votes in the House or Senate to pass it.

68 posted on 08/23/2019 1:01:06 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

President Trump’s order in clear.


69 posted on 08/23/2019 1:14:17 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: DoodleDawg

‘And give the Democrats a campaign issue - the President who is trying to drive U.S. companies out of business and destroy U.S. jobs. Good plan.’

If their manufacturing base is in China, they are not “U.S. jobs.”


70 posted on 08/23/2019 1:16:29 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: poinq

Seems to me we are in a war with China. Just no shooting. Yet. Best if we beat them before it becomes a shooting war.


71 posted on 08/23/2019 1:16:39 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Mr Rogers

It’s time for a Presidental speech on China with charts.


72 posted on 08/23/2019 1:21:38 PM PDT by cowboyusa (America Cowboy Up)
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To: JonPreston

Every major city in the country is in a state of anarchy and insurrection. This is more than 50% of the population. He would have a very just legal reason to do this right now.


73 posted on 08/23/2019 1:21:40 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Harpotoo

....My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, & they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

....your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States. Also, I am ordering all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE,....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

....all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop - it didn’t. Our Economy, because of our gains in the last 2 1/2 years, is MUCH larger than that of China. We will keep it that way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019


74 posted on 08/23/2019 1:27:37 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings f)
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To: Openurmind

Yep, I’d cheer if he did this.


75 posted on 08/23/2019 1:33:23 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: JonPreston

So would I, somehow the brakes need to be locked up on this insanity.


76 posted on 08/23/2019 2:00:14 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: MAGA_patriot

You go get them Mr. President! Bring those companies and JOBS back to America where they belong. I’m sick of China stealing our IP and our high-level jobs. Make those companies leave China, and leave now. Lord knows that if the Rats ever take over, they’re socialist agenda will allow these companies to just be free and do whatever they want and keep hurting Americans. Glad we have a fighter in Trump, willing to make these businesses do what is right.


77 posted on 08/23/2019 2:22:53 PM PDT by PatriotFever (The world is watching. Trump will prevail.)
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To: bagman; All
"But you still should not refer to the Chairman of the Fed as an enemy."

Please consider the following perspective on the Fed.

When Constitutional Convention delegate Ben Franklin suggested adding canals to the Postal Roads Clause (1.8.7) of Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers, probably for commerce purposes, his fellow delegates discussed it.

"Article I, Section 8, Clause 7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads[, Canals];"

Ultimately, they decided that if the states accepted Franklin’s suggestion, then being able to build canals would also give Congress a good excuse to imply federal banking powers under the “Necessary and Proper Clause” (1.8.18). But since some delegates felt that their bank-owner associates in the colonies wouldn’t want federal regulation of private banks, they dropped Franklin’s suggestion for canals.

“A proposition was made to them to authorize Congress to open canals, and an amendatory one to empower them to incorporate. But the whole was rejected, and one of the reasons for rejection urged in debate was, that then they would have a power to erect a bank, which would render the great cities, where there were prejudices and jealousies on the subject, adverse to the reception of the Constitution [emphasis added].” —Jefferson’s Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank : 1791.

Noting that Franklin didn’t suggest banks but canals, by dropping his suggestion for canals because it would arguably justify Congress having the implied power to regulate INTRAstate banks, the delegates established that Clause 18-implied banking powers are an unacceptable means for Congress to achieve any of its peacetime, Section 8-limited powers imo.

In other words, Progressive Civil War Southerner President Woodrow Wilson wrongly ignored that he first needed to lead Congress to successfully petition the states for a banking amendment to the Constitution imo. Otherwise, the Fed would wrongly ignore state sovereignty.

Noting that Wilson was a popular president, he probably wouldn't have had a major problem with the states ratifying such an amendment imo.

Another problem with the constitutionally undefined Fed is this. The Constitutional Convention gave elected Congress the specific power to regulate the value of money.

"Article I, Section 8, Clause 5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof [emphasis added], and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;"

But by unconstitutionally delegating this power to a non-elected third party, the corrupt federal government weakened the constitutionally enumerated voting power of citizens (1.2.1 and 17th Amendment).

Corrections, insights welcome.

Remember in November 2020!

MAGA! Now KAG! (Keep America Great!)

78 posted on 08/23/2019 2:37:13 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: All

Wage war: economic and every other kind necessary; avoiding combat, if possible.

Wage war, or perish USA.


79 posted on 08/23/2019 2:57:49 PM PDT by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam ; USAgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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To: MAGA_patriot

A currency war is part of a trade war. Lower the rate. Our U.S. currency on the international exchange market is too high, and our economy might get hurt beyond redemption because of the Fed’s reluctance to engage foreign interests.


80 posted on 08/23/2019 3:08:00 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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