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Remember our wonderful President always talking about "America First", bringing back jobs to the US, etc. etc.

Well here's the result of his tariff policies....

Trump imposes tariffs on aluminum and steel.
Europe responds with tariffs on selected US products, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
This will cause the price of Harleys in Europe to rise by several thousand dollars. After the US, Europe is Harley's next biggest market.
Today Harley announced it will move some of its production out of the US.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/25/trump-tariffs-backfire-on-harley-davidson-after-eu-retaliates.html

Thanks Mr. President!
 

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There are a whole lot more unintended consequences. Agricultural prices are tanking, soy beans for example. That's going to hit ares that supported Trump. Eastern Washington exports a whole lot of apples to China and elsewhere. Those exports are now getting hit hard. Corn gets exported to Mexico, or did. Mexico may not buy corn from US producers for much longer. Boeing exports a whole lot to the rest of the world. Aluminium is a big part of aircraft, even with Boeing's move to carbon fiber. Airbus will enjoy a price advantage. Exports of goods that get incorporated into other products and then reimported will get hit.

It's a clusterfuck of dumb that's going to hurt a whole lot of people. Let the scapegoating and paranoid fantasies begin.
 

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There are a whole lot more unintended consequences. Agricultural prices are tanking, soy beans for example. That's going to hit ares that supported Trump. Eastern Washington exports a whole lot of apples to China and elsewhere. Those exports are now getting hit hard. Corn gets exported to Mexico, or did. Mexico may not buy corn from US producers for much longer. Boeing exports a whole lot to the rest of the world. Aluminium is a big part of aircraft, even with Boeing's move to carbon fiber. Airbus will enjoy a price advantage. Exports of goods that get incorporated into other products and then reimported will get hit.

It's a clusterfuck of dumb that's going to hurt a whole lot of people. Let the scapegoating and paranoid fantasies begin.
Went to the supermarket last week and every pork item in the meat department was on sale. Obviously growers are thinning out their stocks of hogs out on the farm. (Chinese accounted for 60% of all pork exports.) So, boys, buy up and store all the ribs, bacon, chops, roasts that your freezer can hold. This isn't gonna last very long.) Meanwhile, all those Iowa Republicans think this prick in the White House walks on water.

Look at my sig, below. Can Mr. Menken have been any more prescient than he was way back then? WE indeed have a moron in the White House. A prick to be sure but a moron above anything else. He's ruining this country. Voting matters.
 
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