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    One of the most interesting, though depressing, things about this presidency has been watching how people go about justifying their support for Trump. No matter how idiotic his declarations and policy measures are, folks defend him, actively or passively. When else have we been able to observe people react to a child in office? The English have seen it, but not in an age when people were able to communicate their opinions so easily and without losing their heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Trump was berating Hicks for her testimony the day before: http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...ntel-testimony

    So, you know, witness tampering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Great. So some people in a minor, backwards, and very uncompetitive industry get a hand out.

    Whereas, steel or aluminum is used in roads, packaging such as cans, railways, other infrastructure, electrical lines, paint, electronics/transistors, appliances, buildings/skyscrapers, stadiums, bridges, airports, cars, rockets/rocket fuel, construction, fastener materials, household products, cooking utensils.

    So in just a few other sectors there's a price hike for domestic consumption and these sectors get significantly less competitive on the world stage.
    A lot of these public works contracts already require American steel.

    Even our company stopped requiring an evaluation of sourcing materials from overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    A lot of these public works contracts already require American steel.

    Even our company stopped requiring an evaluation of sourcing materials from overseas.
    I believe it and some things are not terrible in moderation. But an industry wide application of that kind of tariff is another question. From the Atlantic:

    It is true that American steel producers would benefit from higher prices, and steel stocks are already up considerably on the prospect. But there are far more manufacturing workers in industries buying steel than selling it, businesses that would suffer from higher input costs. This is not modeling or speculation. Back in 2002, President George W. Bush put tariffs of up to 30 percent on steel imports from around the world, causing domestic prices to spike.That led to about 200,000 people losing their jobs in manufacturing, one analysis found—more than were working in the entire steel industry. Every state experienced job losses, with Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania among the worst-hit.

    ...and the above analysis says nothing increased prices paid by consumers or about retribution by affected foreign countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I believe it and some things are not terrible in moderation. But an industry wide application of that kind of tariff is another question. From the Atlantic:

    It is true that American steel producers would benefit from higher prices, and steel stocks are already up considerably on the prospect. But there are far more manufacturing workers in industries buying steel than selling it, businesses that would suffer from higher input costs. This is not modeling or speculation. Back in 2002, President George W. Bush put tariffs of up to 30 percent on steel imports from around the world, causing domestic prices to spike.That led to about 200,000 people losing their jobs in manufacturing, one analysis found—more than were working in the entire steel industry. Every state experienced job losses, with Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania among the worst-hit.

    ...and the above analysis says nothing increased prices paid by consumers or about retribution by affected foreign countries.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business...merica/534339/
    Not sure why pols don't take a different approach.

    Aside from banning "dumping" of steel at below cost prices, couldn't the gubmint just subsidize US steel producers via tax policy to bring down their costs to Chinese steel levels (the biggest producer with over half the world market I believe). That wouldn't raise the price but would allow the domestic manufacturers to compete. You'd have to chalk it up to a national security issue I suppose in order to not run afoul of trade agreements but I don't Chump and the boys would have a problem with that.
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    How's that Best People thing working out for everyone? Everyone enjoying it?
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    Melania was given "Einstein Visa".

    WASHINGTON – In 2000, Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model dating Donald Trump, began petitioning the government for the right to permanently reside in the United States under a program reserved for people with “extraordinary ability.”

    Knauss’ credentials included runway shows in Europe, a Camel cigarette billboard ad in Times Square and — in her biggest job at the time — a spot in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, which featured her on the beach in a string bikini, hugging a six-foot inflatable whale.

    In March 2001, she was granted a green card in the elite EB-1 program, which was designed for renowned academic researchers, multinational business executives or those in other fields, such as Olympic athletes and Oscar-winning actors, who demonstrated “sustained national and international acclaim.”

    “We called it the Einstein visa,” said Bruce Morrison, a former Democratic congressman and chairman of the House subcommittee that wrote the Immigration Act of 1990 defining EB-1.
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    Now we're screwed.

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    MOSCOW — Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday, claiming a technological breakthrough that could dramatically increase Russia's military capability, boost the Kremlin's global position and also raise Western concerns about a potential renewed arms race in the 21st century.

    Speaking in a state-of-the-nation speech, Putin said the weapons include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater drone and new hypersonic missile that have no equivalent elsewhere in the world. He said the creation of the new weapons has made NATO's U.S.-led missile defense "useless," and means an effective end to what he described as Western efforts to stymie Russia's development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Not sure why pols don't take a different approach.

    Aside from banning "dumping" of steel at below cost prices, couldn't the gubmint just subsidize US steel producers via tax policy to bring down their costs to Chinese steel levels (the biggest producer with over half the world market I believe). That wouldn't raise the price but would allow the domestic manufacturers to compete. You'd have to chalk it up to a national security issue I suppose in order to not run afoul of trade agreements but I don't Chump and the boys would have a problem with that.
    Now you're picking winners and losers again. Trumpy's already quit subsidizing solar and wind, cause, you know, we can't do that sort of thing, so why do it here?

    I thought it was all about free markets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    How's that Best People thing working out for everyone? Everyone enjoying it?
    Not particularly well for Jared "the next Kissinger" Kushner or Ben "pathological temper" like the sickness of a "child molester" Carson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    One of the most interesting, though depressing, things about this presidency has been watching how people go about justifying their support for Trump. No matter how idiotic his declarations and policy measures are, folks defend him, actively or passively. When else have we been able to observe people react to a child in office?
    It's fascinating psychology, though. The reactionary mind stripped bare of all pretense and simply on display. We're watching the Good Germans up close. Ideological blindness is a very impressive phenomenon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    My guess is Mueller has something on Hicks and she knows it. Something she said put her in harm's way. I smell another deal coming and a tell all in 2020
    Agreed. There is no way we'll ever see Hicks in an orange jumpsuit - she has the two "trump" cards of being rich and female.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Agreed. There is no way we'll ever see Hicks in an orange jumpsuit - she has the two "trump" cards of being rich and female.
    It's not female -- Rikers is full of females. It's pretty white female.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Now you're picking winners and losers again. Trumpy's already quit subsidizing solar and wind, cause, you know, we can't do that sort of thing, so why do it here?

    I thought it was all about free markets?
    Tariffs. We financed the entire government prior to WW1 using tariffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Tariffs. We financed the entire government prior to WW1 using tariffs.
    And we powered the entire economy before 1800 on horsepower and slaves.

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