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  • Michael Bloomberg Raises the Question of the Year

    02/27/2020 8:57:16 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 24, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The most important question raised in the Democratic Party’s South Carolina debate did not concern such foolish measures as Medicare-for-All, reparations for slavery, or Joe Biden’s imbecilic exaggeration about murder statistics (150 million murders in the USA? Really?). The key issue of the day was only mentioned in passing, by Michael Bloomberg, of all people, and it was immediately set aside… and of course, he got it wrong. Michael Bloomberg tried to make a case for his nomination, on the grounds of his own extensive business experience… and his own long and happy collaboration with Mainland China. He talked about...
  • Historic Presidency: Trump’s China Tariffs Protected the US from Major Coronavirus Impact on US Economy (Video)

    02/25/2020 8:41:06 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/25/2020 | Joe Holt
    President Trump knew that it was unreasonable and unsafe for the US economy to be so dependent on China. He was ridiculed for his tariffs which now appear to have prevented a major economic catastrophe due to US companies moving their operations out of China over the past couple years. Last night, Melissa Francis from FOX Business Network, was on Tucker Carlson Tonight and she shared this observation: Because he [President Trump] started this trade war that was costing companies money, they went out and set up different ways that, well maybe we can get this from here, here’s our...
  • China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce

    02/21/2020 3:55:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2020
    BEIJING -- China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth. Financial markets have welcomed announcements by both sides of reductions in penalties on each other’s goods, though they have yet to resolve much of the conflict that erupted in 2018 over Beijing’s technology ambitions and trade surplus. Goods affected by the latest reduction include industrial components and medical and factory equipment, according to the Finance Ministry. It gave no details of the value of goods affected but said penalties...
  • China to Grant Tariff Exemptions on 696 US Goods to Support Purchases

    02/18/2020 10:26:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    BEIJING—China will grant exemptions on retaliatory duties imposed against 696 U.S. goods, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered so far, as Beijing seeks to fulfill commitments made in its interim trade deal with the United States. The announcement on Feb. 18 comes after the Phase 1 trade deal between the two countries took effect on Feb. 14 and is the third round of tariff exemptions China has offered on U.S. goods. China has committed to boosting its purchases of goods and services from the United States by $200 billion over two years as part of the agreement, and...
  • Opinion: The ABCs of trade: If it can’t be made in America, it should be made Anywhere But China

    02/16/2020 6:22:45 PM PST · by BeauBo · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 14 Fab 2020 | Zach Mottl
    The annual 2019 trade figures for the United States came out last week, heralding some encouraging news. America’s enormous international trade deficit actually declined slightly from 2018. This was the first decrease in six years, with the deficit in goods and services dropping 1.7%, to $616.8 billion. Better yet, America’s bilateral trade deficit with China fell for the first time in four years, dropping a hefty 17.6%, to $345.6 billion. These are promising numbers and they show that tariffs on Chinese products are successfully moving the needle on U.S. trade flows. In fact, America’s 2019 imports from China actually fell...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Edition

    02/15/2020 9:17:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "Hello Goodbye" by the Beatles, a number one song from early 1968 here in the USA. That's around the time my father left the factory to higher paying and longer lasting government employment as inflation kicked in here in the USA. Lyndon Johnson was ramping up government with Medicare and Medicaid and the cost of medical care was beginning to skyrocket, debt was beginning to accumulate and wow here we are 23 trillion dollars plus later. The 2021 federal budget proposed by President Trump adds another 966 billion to that. Well the currency is devalued and its easy to tell...
  • French winemakers demand €300 million compensation over US tariffs

    02/11/2020 10:14:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 11 February 2020 13:31 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French winemakers hit by US tariffs imposed in a transatlantic trade war over airplane subsidies on Tuesday demanded help from their government and European planemaker Airbus. French wine exports to the US have plunged since President Donald Trump in October imposed 25 percent tariffs on a range of European delicacies in retaliation for EU subsidies of Airbus, arch-rival of America’s Boeing. The French finance ministry last week announced that wine exports to the US — the second-biggest export market for French wines after Germany — had fallen by 44 percent in value from October to November. On Tuesday, the vice-president...
  • China to halve retaliatory tariffs on hundreds of US goods

    02/05/2020 11:50:34 PM PST · by Dana1960 · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | FEB 5 2020 | Weizhen Tan & Evelyn Cheng
    Retaliatory duties on some U.S. goods will be cut from 10% to 5%, and from 5% to 2.5% on others, according to a statement from China’s Ministry of Finance. The adjustments will take effect from 1:01 p.m on Feb. 14, it said, without specifying which time zone it was referring to. The statement said the move was made in order to “advance the healthy and stable development of China-U.S. trade.” China said that the next adjustment will depend on how Sino-U.S. trade ties evolve, adding it hopes to work with Washington to completely eliminate all tariff increases.
  • There Is A Revolt Against Democrats Coming In America – Latest Poll Shows Black Approval Of Trump 42%

    02/03/2020 8:27:13 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 44 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 02.03.2020 | Natalie D.
    President Trump wasn’t called a racist until he ran against Hillary. That’s how liberals operate. Play the race card every time. They’ve done it for decades. Fortunately, minorities aren’t falling for it as much as they used to. The black people no longer think they are victims – but free men – to do and achieve as they can. Just like all should be able to do. In November, two polls found that President Trump’s approval rating among black likely voters had reached 34%. An Emerson poll found that Trump has a 34.5% approval rating among black likely voters and...
  • India raises import taxes in move set to spook some foreign firms

    02/01/2020 1:36:43 PM PST · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | February 1, 2020, 8:03 AM EST | Aditya Kalra and Chandini Monnappa
    NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - India on Saturday raised taxes on imports of goods such as electronic items, toys and furniture, aiming to give impetus to domestic manufacturing in a move that will hit Sweden's IKEA and other foreign firms. The measures, announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her 2020-21 budget, come amid criticism from some companies that India has increasingly resorted to protectionist rules that discriminate against foreign companies. Listing the new taxes, the government said they were in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" programme aimed at promoting domestic industry. Taxes on imports of items...
  • Trump reinvented tariffs and it worked

    02/01/2020 10:54:03 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/29/2020 | Jason Orestes
    Tariffs were once a mainstay in U.S. trade policy. Constituting the main source of federal revenue from 1790-1914, and at one point providing over 90% of government income, they were a pivotal component of U.S. fiscal and foreign policy. Their main motivation in those times: protect U.S. industry from foreign opposition. It wasn’t until colossal industrial growth coupled with the introduction of the income tax rendered them less critical to the government balance sheet, and their use declined. Post-World War II, tariffs took on the negative connotation you see today. The West largely eschewed them in favor of free trade...
  • United States GDP Growth Continues Exceeding Expectations

    01/30/2020 9:21:53 PM PST · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 30, 2020 | White House
    Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its advance estimate for United States GDP for the fourth quarter of 2019 and the entire calendar year of 2019. The release estimates that real GDP grew 2.1 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2.3 percent over the four quarters of 2019. Consumer spending and residential investment posted notable gains, propelling GDP growth and setting the stage for future economic expansion. These results show that the economy remains resilient despite a slowdown across the rest of the world and the continuation of the longest expansion in American...
  • Trump's defiance of Congress on EU auto tariffs is 'just plain illegal,' economist Paul Krugman says

    01/28/2020 9:42:33 AM PST · by central_va · 42 replies
    business insider via yahoo ^ | 1/23/20 | Theron Mohamed
    Paul Krugman slammed President Trump for threatening 25% tariffs on European vehicles and auto parts as they posed potential risks to national security. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist also criticized Trump's refusal to turn over to Congress a report about an investigation into the national-security risks. "Pretty sure that's just plain illegal," Krugman tweeted. "Congress ... didn't make him a dictator free to set tariffs wherever he likes without even offering an explanation."
  • California Runs Off the Road. The new state labor law AB5 is causing trouble far and wide.

    01/24/2020 6:39:58 AM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 23, 2020
    Nancy Pelosi famously proclaimed that Democrats had to pass ObamaCare to find out what was in it. On the other hand, Democrats in California last year passed legislation outlawing many freelance and independent contracting jobs knowing the disruption it would cause—and voters are now discovering the damage. Ride-hailing app Uber this week rolled out changes for drivers and riders in California in an effort to duck the state’s new labor law AB5. That law reclassified a large swath of independent contractors from freelance journalists to Uber drivers as employees who are owed rest breaks, workers compensation, health benefits and paid...
  • The Phase One U.S.-China Trade Deal Is A Serious Win For The United States; But This Is Not a Time to be Complacent

    01/24/2020 8:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/24/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    I was very skeptical when U.S. and Chinese officials announced the two nations had reached a “Phase One” trade deal last December. Neither country released any details regarding the agreement. Chinese officials have been exceptionally muted since the announcement, only emphasizing that the United States would remove a number of tariffs, without mentioning any commitments China had made. Neither the United States nor China even articulated a specific dollar amount of the additional U.S. farm products China pledges to purchase.Last week, both the White House and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office posted the full text of the agreement, immediately...
  • The Phase One Trade Deal: Not Just A Win for America

    01/22/2020 7:57:13 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The American Left (along with the never-Trumpers who claim to be on the Right) are trumpeting two new studies, which reveal the shocking truth that the American people are paying President Trump’s punitive tariffs on Chinese goods, not the Chinese. Well… Whoop-tee-doo. That’s a newsflash. About as much of a shock as learning that the sun rises in the east. As with all taxes, the tax is paid by the person who pays it. I know that sounds like circular logic, but it’s the only way to put it. An importer pays import tariffs in import shipments. Of course. Generally,...
  • Three Years Ago Today, Donald Trump Was Sworn In

    01/20/2020 9:45:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    Three years ago! And one year from now (God willing!) Donald Trump will be sworn in for a second term. But in three short years, these are his accomplishments, just off the top of my head. TPP trade deal - gone Iran Deal - gone Paris Climate Change accords - gone NAFTA - gone (just last week replaced by USMCA) Individual Mandate to purchase health care - gone Corporate Taxes - slashed to 21% Regulations - large bulk eliminated Judges - Confirmed (185 total, 2 Supreme Court, 50 Circuit, 133 District) NATO - paying more of its dues ISIS Caliphate...
  • POTUS Popping in the Polls

    01/20/2020 6:11:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 20, 2020 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Watch cable news, particularly CNN or MSNBC, and hear how the “walls are closing in” on President Trump. Impeachment is underway, a solemn and sober process, celebrated by House Speaker Pelosi handing out autographed pens during the impeachment article signing ceremony. One would think she was signing landmark legislation like the Civil Rights Act given the pomp and circumstance. Meanwhile the Senate passed the USMCA trade agreement, now ready for Trump’s signature, another promise made and kept by the accidental president who has no idea what he is doing. The rube of a president also announced a trade deal with...
  • Nolte: The China Trade Deal and 22 Other Times Trump Made Fools of the ‘Experts’

    01/17/2020 3:22:31 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Way back in 2015, when the rumors began to circulate about Donald Trump running for president, rumors we had heard for decades, I was shocked at how many “smart people” — those snobs I enjoy heckling as “#GOPSmartSet” — underestimated The Donald. Shrugging off the idea Trump would actually run was fair enough. Like I said, he’d been flirting with the idea for decades. Even I would have bet it was a publicity stunt. No, what surprised me was how #GOPSmartSet and the elite media laughed off Trump as a clown, a huckster, a carnival barker, and bankrupt loser. That,...
  • Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

    01/17/2020 12:58:01 PM PST · by edwinland · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JANUARY 17, 2020 | TOM MCTAGUE
    A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences,” he told the Financial Times. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” A term has been coined to describe this notion: Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks calls them “Trumportunities.” It is the idea that,...