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Cole12 December 27th, 2016 12:27am

Although Republicans claim to support the free market, they're now proposing new tax laws that would heavily favor export companies over import companies. Do you support government policies designed to fuck over import companies?

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
12/27/16 1:20 pm

Well it's important to remember that "import companies" and "export companies" are not mutually exclusive. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Most companies import and export goods.

That said, I think these laws are stupid. We need to remove all tariffs. This populist uprising is bad for innovation, growth, peace, and the well-being of our citizens.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
12/26/16 10:12 pm

Lol, now Democrats go against the rights of the American worker

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political Georgia
12/26/16 7:29 pm

How is one even supposed to have a fair discussion with a loaded question like this?

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GlockMan1 Alabama
12/26/16 7:19 pm

The "free market" is not always free. Let's take Steel...needed to build bridges, skyscrapers, etc. China floods the American market with cheap steel undercutting the price Americans can produce it. An import tariff would allow more Americans to work in the steel industry as opposed to being laid off.

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RagingMystic covfefe
12/26/16 10:25 pm

And? Chinese workers are selling their labor at a lower price, that's how the free market works.

Think Lovin Life
12/27/16 4:47 am

Mystic ... yet another case where Democrat policies of coddling the unions, which force labor costs higher while encouraging unrestricted trade. The result of this idiocy is no jobs in the US. Surprise!

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/26/16 6:42 pm

I support open borders. That goes for immigration and trade.

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/26/16 8:00 pm

I agree with you. Deffo US-Canada. Maybe best to wait a bit for Mexico but certainly a long term goal

RagingMystic covfefe
12/26/16 10:26 pm

Mexico's making progress. Im not saying throw the doors open today, but illegal immigration is at an all time low and Mexico is actually developing illegal immigration problems because of its economic development

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/27/16 3:19 am

Yes it certainly is improving but it is always a bad idea to have open borders with countries who are significantly poorer than you. Weve found that out with Eastern Europe (particularly Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece) while in recent years immigration from Eastern Europe has stagnated and in many cases decreased as they improve their living conditions, it has left a scar in many peoples minds which contributed significantly to Brexit and the rise in xenophobia

LordSpartacus
12/26/16 5:59 pm

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/26/16 5:35 pm

The government should set fair rules which we all play by. I do not support the government picking winners and losers....that's cronyism. That's also a direct quote from Paul Ryan. Hypocrisy aside, this will not end well....but I'm sure they can find a way to blame Democrats when we start a trade war and our economy tanks.
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Think Lovin Life
12/26/16 6:45 pm

Squid ... who gave us NAFTA?

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/26/16 6:55 pm

Bush negotiated it, Clinton signed it. But I'm sure that you would prefer to credit/blame one party over another.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/26/16 10:26 pm

And besides, NAFTA has generally been not that bad

Think Lovin Life
12/27/16 4:42 am

Mystic ... NAFTA has been horrible for jobs in the US and Mr Clinton owns it.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/27/16 8:23 am

I stand corrected......Bush signed NAFTA.