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  •  Tariffs are the most important answer. (0+ / 0-)

    For two hundred years, tariffs in the US ranged from 20 to 30%. That is how we built this country. Now our tariffs are one to two%. It might as well be zero, because all other developed countries have much higher tariffs, including China.

    How's that working for you?

    Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.

    by shoeless on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:40:19 AM PST

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    •  We are in a new age. (0+ / 0-)

      Talking about tariffs in the 19th century as a solution for economic issues in the 21st is like Scalia looking at 18th century textual meaning to solve 21st century legal questions.

      The first rule of government should be "Do no harm." The urge to act can frustrate the desire to help.

      by Common Cents on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:49:55 AM PST

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      •  We already have a trade war, you fool. (0+ / 1-)
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        The problem is it is a one sided war. Is there no way to get it through your thick skull that other countries have tariffs, and we do not?

        Either answer that question, or STFU.

        Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.

        by shoeless on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:01:18 AM PST

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        •  Disagree with CC but this is over the top. nt (0+ / 0-)

          I see what you did there.

          by GoGoGoEverton on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:57:32 AM PST

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          •  Too bad. (0+ / 0-)

            I am so sick of these right-wingers who ignore the facts when proven wrong. If that knucklehead wants to explain why other countries may have tariffs, but the US cannot, I will be happy to listen. However, I know how his type operates. His position is indefensible, so he will just move on.

            Disgusting.

            Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.

            by shoeless on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:20:54 AM PST

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