U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-02-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
3,765 posts, read 3,666,959 times
Reputation: 6163

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gentoo View Post
He's a president. The people are the leaders in the US. We are a country that is governed, not ruled.
Pfft, clearly Trump is trying to rule and not govern. His $hit show will come to a premature end.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-02-2018, 06:56 AM
 
1,955 posts, read 646,648 times
Reputation: 1199
Quote:
Originally Posted by grega94 View Post
that would be like saying that a kid getting beet up by an old grandpa won the fight because that grandpa died of a heart attack the next day.
During the Cold War, the US was doing everything in it's power to prevent communism from spreading across the globe. In that sense, Vietnam fulfilled it's purpose as it marked the endpoint of socialist expansion in SE Asia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 06:57 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
15,347 posts, read 17,810,760 times
Reputation: 10724
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back to NE View Post
Pfft, clearly Trump is trying to rule and not govern. His $hit show will come to a premature end.
Don't count on it. The U.S. economy is doing better under Trump than any President since Bill Clinton (another rogue President).

lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
2,001 posts, read 701,596 times
Reputation: 4028
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milky Way Resident View Post
During the Cold War, the US was doing everything in it's power to prevent communism from spreading across the globe. In that sense, Vietnam fulfilled it's purpose as it marked the endpoint of socialist expansion in SE Asia.
An entire allied nation, South Vietnam, was lost to the communists, and 40 years later it is still one olf four communists states left in the world.

The main reason communism failed was not because it was a defective system but, for the reason you just stated -- the most powerful nation in the world was doing everything in its massive power to make sure it failed, mainly by forcing it to waste its resources on defending themselves from American bombing. If there was even the slightest possibility that was a defective system, it would have collapsed by itself, in less than 40 yearfs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
7,723 posts, read 2,585,764 times
Reputation: 4458
Nobody wins in a trade war situation.

As for steel the two biggest importers in to the US are Canada and the EU (mainly Germany the EU'S largest steel producer) and not China - see the link below and diagram showing US Steel imports.

South Korea, Mexico and Brazil are also major steel importers in to the US, as is Taiwan a very small country which relies on such trade.

Then you have econmies that won't be hit as badly such as Japan, China and Russia and Turkey who export far less steel to the US.

All countries and trading bocks involved will hit back at the US with tariffs on US goods, and the fact that Canada and Mexico are going to be so badly hit means the North American Free Trade Agreement is looking increasingly pointless, and may as well be scrapped.

Trump steel tariffs: Trade wars are good, says Trump - BBC News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 07:39 AM
 
789 posts, read 341,118 times
Reputation: 511
Too much focuses have been placed on hurting China. But, China will be just fine with this hike in construction metal tariffs, and China will retaliate. Trump's policies are shaped by race and lack of intelligence. Canada, EU and the rest of the world will increase trade with China without US.

Isn't America accidentally discovered by Europeans in search of China in pre-Columbus era? Protectionism isn't serving anyone's interest.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 08:02 AM
 
440 posts, read 281,767 times
Reputation: 541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterfall8324 View Post
https://www.google.com/amp/www.latim...outputType=amp

It looks like we will. China is running scared; the EU has predictably betrayed us but who cares, we’re positioned to win this one.

To my friends in Asia and Europe, game on!
What do you mean by win?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: SE UK
7,047 posts, read 5,813,512 times
Reputation: 4664
Daft question - nobody wins in a trade war, it will just result in repercussions and counter tariffs. At the end of the day people don't give a rats ar"e where they buy from, they will always buy the best bargains (usually means the cheapest option!).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 08:18 AM
 
4,232 posts, read 1,397,188 times
Reputation: 1759
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6oo9 View Post
Too much focuses have been placed on hurting China. But, China will be just fine with this hike in construction metal tariffs, and China will retaliate. Trump's policies are shaped by race and lack of intelligence. Canada, EU and the rest of the world will increase trade with China without US.

Isn't America accidentally discovered by Europeans in search of China in pre-Columbus era? Protectionism isn't serving anyone's interest.
oh come on!

everyone on this thread has been saying something like the above but none of you have mentioned that China and EU tax our products but we don't do theirs.

get a grip people.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
3,765 posts, read 3,666,959 times
Reputation: 6163
Quote:
Originally Posted by easthome View Post
Daft question - nobody wins in a trade war, it will just result in repercussions and counter tariffs. At the end of the day people don't give a rats ar"e where they buy from, they will always buy the best bargains (usually means the cheapest option!).
Correct, but forcing corporations to adjust to changing prices and suppliers will be very disruptive in the short and mid-terms. Part of why the stock market keeps plunging.

It's more recklessness from a terrified administration.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top