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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Flake introduces bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

The Elites Want Americans Poor

  • So-called "Conservatives" spout bullshit about "free trade". But that is all it is - made up bullshit. 
  • How is it "free trade" when governments manipulate their currency or businesses backed by foreign governments dump products in America below cost to destroy our industrial base?  But don't you dare confront a "free trader" with logic or facts.

(The Hill)  -  Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation on Monday to nullify President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, arguing that the White House is courting “economic disaster.”
“If we enter a trade war, we risk reversing those gains we have made. We in Congress simply can’t be complicit as this administration courts economic disaster in this fashion,” Flake said.
Flake — a frequent Trump critic who is retiring after 2018 — made a wide-reaching pitch to his colleagues from the Senate floor, saying if they are concerned about the tariffs, support free trade or want to continue the recent economic gains then they should support his legislation.
“You can be pro-growth; you can be pro-tariff, but you can’t be both. … I would urge my colleagues to join me in exercising our constitutional oversight and to invalidate these irresponsible tariffs,” he said.
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How is China dumping steel "Fair Trade"
(Mirror)  -  MPs today urge George Osborne to stand up to the Chinese over steel dumping as he visits Beijing.
The Chancellor is in the capital ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Shanghai.
And Westminster's all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on steel wants the top Tory to use the visit to back Britain's struggling industry, which has seen 5,000 job losses in recent months.
China has been accused of flooding the world metal market with cheap steel , pricing out UK producers.
APPG secretary Anna Turley, the Labour MP whose Redcar constituency was hit by the closure of the SSI plant in October , said: “Last year George Osborne and the Tories embarrassed Britain by kowtowing to the Chinese in the middle of our steel crisis, as thousands of steelworkers were losing their jobs.   More . . . .

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