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  •  Still even that (0+ / 0-)

    if you regulate imports, you could be cutting your own throat, because those imports could be sold to a more 'friendly' market that imposed no standards.

    That is why this is all so complicated.

    •  Then again, the US is still the biggest market in (0+ / 0-)

      the world - so if some companies refused to meet our standards, others would, and they would profit. Or they would have to open plants in America. Oh my God - what a concept!!! It's sort of why California smog regulations helped all the cars in the country get lower emissions. Or conversely why Texas right-wing text books make all our children is learning worse. (that was intentional Bush grammar)

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