Tariffs On Canadian Base Metals, Again…

“President Trump is imposing steep tariffs on steel and aluminum from three of America’s biggest trading partners — Canada, Mexico and the European Union.”
 
See Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with steel and aluminum tariffs
Sigh. Insanity is hitting your head against a wall because it feels good. Trump is on again with tariffs despite all kinds of good advice to avoid them. He claims the security of USA depends on having tariffs by a long chain of logic including boosting domestic supply while ignoring the fact that trade with Canada and Mexico is rather freely done. Depending on a reliable ally with a long border on land is not a threat to national security, idiot!

Further, it takes time to replace lost imports and prices will rise for the US consumer in a big way. Trump has already eaten up the savings his blue collar folks were supposed to get from cutting taxes in the hike in fuel costs. Add steel to that and it’s all over for the common man in USA. No soup for them.

Further, Trump is forcing Canada and Mexico to ship base metals to China and strengthening ties commercially. Can we say “self-imposed sanctions” boys and girls? That’s what Trump is doing, beating up USA to promote his ego, or whatever… He’s a traitor undermining all that is good in USA: rule of law, opportunity in markets, and security. Poof! They are all gone if this bozo is left to run the country much longer. Impeach the bastard!

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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