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US Tariffs? For or Against?

This is a discussion on US Tariffs? For or Against? within the Economic, Precious Metals, Investing, Finance forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by Maine-Marine sure what you are talking about... did I miss something.................. $1 american is $1 every where... what it buys may change ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-Marine View Post
    sure what you are talking about... did I miss something..................

    $1 american is $1 every where... what it buys may change but a buck is a buck
    No a buck is a buck in America.

    My point is the living wage is much different outside America. A meal in Vietnam can be bought for under .50 cents US.

    A equally cheap meal in the US is easily 6 times that.

    Cost of living varies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster23 View Post
    I was in Lowes this morning for some electrical supplies. While there I looked at small air compressors. I need one for putting air in my tires and blowing air for parts cleaning. Every compressor there was foreign made. Every one I looked at came from China. Hopefully, this nonsense will stop.
    Why is that nonsense? They are beating us because they are playing the game better. Capitalism under the disguise of communism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    I'm for whatever China doesn't like.
    The world is evolving. We need to evolve at a rate superior to that of China to beat them. So saying you are for anything that is juxtaposed to what China comes up with is not in our best interest regarding positioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMills357 View Post
    Charge the Chi Com's a 100% tariff, they deserve it, and I don't know why we do business with them.
    We do business with them because we both become rich in the process. Supply and demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarök View Post
    No a buck is a buck in America.

    My point is the living wage is much different outside America. A meal in Vietnam can be bought for under .50 cents US.

    A equally cheap meal in the US is easily 6 times that.

    Cost of living varies.
    I looked it up and you have something there. It’s strange how the cost of living is way more than the income earned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarök View Post
    The world is evolving. We need to evolve at a rate superior to that of China to beat them. So saying you are for anything that is juxtaposed to what China comes up with is not in our best interest regarding positioning.
    That isn't what I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauboy View Post
    I really wondered if anyone would catch that. Bravo.

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    Nobody really wins a trade war. Tariffs are a negotiating tool and for far to long, we have not been negotiating. China has a long term goal and they need our money to accomplish it. They will come back to the table, they need us more then we need them, we can wait.
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    Like most of you, I shop at "big ticket" locations, like the mall, when I need something. In truth, I haven't noticed any rise in pricing. In fact, at East Towne Mall the biggest signs you will see are the ones marked "SALE."

    Yes, I know that American workers make more money than the Chinese. So what? In fact, like most businesses, they will compete in pricing with other American firms.

    And as for all of the "billions of dollars going to foreign concerns," now most of that money can be invested here on updating factories and paying bonuses.

    I believe that a Craftsman 1/2 by 9/16s wrench goes for about eight bucks. So after China, that could go to 8.50 or 9 dollars. I think I have purchased three or four of this size in +20 years. Yikes, this American product costs me about 35 cents per year! Oh, the commercialism!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarök View Post
    No a buck is a buck in America.

    My point is the living wage is much different outside America. A meal in Vietnam can be bought for under .50 cents US.

    A equally cheap meal in the US is easily 6 times that.

    Cost of living varies.
    I agree, however if a product is made in vietnam and it cost them 4 hours of labor at $1 plus $2 of material... ($6)
    Americans can not compete when they have to pay their employees a wage of at least minumum wage and material cost more

    even worse is when china (as a government) gives money to a business (think aluminum) in order to allow them to beat American's price

    short term tariffs might hurt some USA buniesses but long term they will help us get people back to work and manufacturing gong again.. as workers work they can afford to spend more on American products
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