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No.

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He will prevent them from selling cheap Chinese and Mexican stuff via high import tariffs.
So - with more revenue from selling more expensive products - they'll stay alive.

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Kees, you're in the middle of one of the great

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tariff controversy areas in history. I understood it wasn't that simple. (Never mind the smuggling out of Amsterdam. Happy ) And aren't there more choices today?

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Re: import tariff

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Yes, I read about Toyota today.

I wonder if NAFTA allows company-specific higher import taxes. I even wonder if NAFTA allows them at all. Maybe it's better to just build a wall between Mexico and the USA to make import (of cars and people and what more) impossible. It must be a rather special wall to not hinder the export.

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good question

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Can tariffs be applied to just one company's products? Probably legal for extenuating circumstances, such as unfavored trade status, but that wouldn't apply between US and Japan, or even for that matter, Mexico. More likely Trump is referring to a wide tariff Toyota would fall under and applied equally to all imports, which is the more common method of applying tariffs.

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Yep. And I think many of the skeptics about Trump

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are worried about his ability to see the consequences of broadly applied actions.
I don't know how many illegals do come north to rape or bomb. I'm with the popular wisdom that says they're motivated by poverty, and I notice that many of the proposed policies will hurt individual Mexicans. If so, then the pressures to migrate will increase.

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many immigrants are not Mexicans

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They just come across that border. Many are from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other places south of Mexico. We need to quit wasting so much time in Muslim countries, restore the Monroe Doctrine, and spend time cleaning up Central America from all the Socialist and Communist down there making life so miserable for so many. Build that wall first!

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You're worried about one each,

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Socialist and Communist?

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We won't have to worry about

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Mexicans coming here for 'poverty' reasons even if the wall is never built (which it will be btw) because their entire country's poor will be HERE instead and the only ones that will be there will be corrupt politicians and the drug cartels.....and THEY will probably kidnap as many coming thru from CAmerica as possible to keep picking/packing their drugs or digging their tunnels.

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Re: wall

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You obviously haven't been

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watching the last debates of the General Election, or not keeping up with recent news reports, or you really do believe the lie BO said five years ago about it 'being complete', when less than 700 miles were actually built.

Trump said repeatedly that there are many ways Mexico WILL pay for the wall, by reimbursement, and he already has Congress looking at the funding still available to do it and then cut aid Mexico receives or VAT tax reimbursement or even charging a 'border charge' for people crossing both ways (not realistic in my opinion since the other two options are easily done). Another way is by renegotiating NAFTA but that would take much longer.

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Re: lie

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I did read the second link, so I know that statement can be considered as "mostly untrue". Why do you think I post links without reading them?

Mexico makes a lot of money from the USA from cocain. Great idea to stop that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid shows how much aid Mexico gets from the USA (in 2013). Even less than Russia gets and far less than Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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Have those countries

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stolen jobs from us because of NAFTA and earlier moves that began in 1973? How many illegals and expired VISA and H1Visa holders have done so that have disrupted our jobs as well? How many H1Visa holders have USA employees being laid off and forced to train their replacements who make less money now?

It's time for reforms to all of this mess........

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Re: stole jobs

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Countries don't steal jobs. American companies employ illegals. For some very good reasons probably: hard workers, low wages and no unions.
Isn't it illegal to employ illegals?

And American companies (and individuals) buy Chinese (and Mexican) products. For good reasons also: low price and high volume.
That's not illegal. That's normal business practice.

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Two answers

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Yes, it's illegal, but BO never put the e-verify requirement into place so it was/is still voluntary (or he never bothered to enforce it as usual for obvious reasons).

Second: low prices, high volume, yes.....lower quality, a resounding YES, which is why we have turned into a throw-away society for the landfills. It's cheaper to replace than repair (or just buy a new printer to replace one that still works fine for $50 that includes the ink in the box OR pay $50 just for the ink). I have a Lexmark multi-purpose printer that includes fax abilities that I bought used on Ebay that worked perfectly with XP but because it connects to the internet (cord or wireless) it tried to update the program chip to work with W10 for two computers I have and when it couldn't find the file anywhere, it couldn't update and ALL functioning quit for the last year already. I made an 'assumption' that the program available at Lexmark's site that was for W7 that the program 'might' be close enough to W10 that I was willing to chance the installation. WHAM....it updated just fine and it's back to working again on both computers. I very nearly had to make a choice to toss it, but figured I had nothing to lose and got lucky. It's also a made in the USA product that is so old they won't provide support for it anymore like XP but it wears well, even if IS discolored from creamy white to yellow now.

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Here's another nail in the coffin to small businesses

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Visa-Wal-Mart deal could mean higher fees for smaller merchants

Typically whenever there is a special deal created for one large merchant, it happens at the expense of smaller merchants,” he said, explaining that credit card companies and banks customarily look for different ways to make up lost fee revenue.

“We’re going to have to watch this really closely to see if this special deal for Walmart comes with higher prices for other smaller merchants.”

Visa spokeswoman Carla Hindman said the company’s agreement with Walmart is specific to that retailer and doesn’t affect other merchants.


Since it's happening in Canada...it's already happened in America OR it might in the future...
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(NT) Quoting from where?

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(NT) Source?

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RE: Source?

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Aren't you seeing the links I've posted OR am I missing a secret message/reference in your posts?

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I'm sorry, you're absolutely right.

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They don't show clearly as links on my [alleged to be] smart phone. You're using that hotshot s/w that embeds the url.

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As JP loves to say....

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evolution.....ain't it great? I don't own a cell phone at all, rely on a landline and the internet for communication. I'm smarter than your phone evidently. lol

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RE:evolution.....ain't it great?

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You would think it's even greater IF/WHEN they can send signals THROUGH mountains.

Then YOU could have a cellphone....

Do you think TheRUMP will also "repeal and replace" the Obama phones?

You remember them?...they were your "topic du jour" for quite a while.

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Even IF I got a signal tower here

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I wouldn't want one, JP.....Why would I? I don't buy stuff just because everyone else has one....I buy what I want or need and neither of those criteria include a cellphone.

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RE: I don't buy stuff just because everyone else has one...

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I don't buy stuff just because everyone else has one...

No...you have a "fax machine" who else do you know with a "fax machine"?

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Not many people, but

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I've had people come to my house to use MY fax ability from my printer rather than drive miles (remember where I live, jp) to the library or wherever to pay to fax something. Convenience is sometimes a good thing.....and even though I don't use my tools everyday (I have ones that make grown men cry and wish they had and I know how to use them all), I still have them nearby.

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anyone still using a dialup modem

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can have a fax machine. I did that all the time. You can also use efax with Fios now, if you want.

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I met a lot of Obamaphone users in florida

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last year. Most of them get too few minutes and end up doing texting almost all the time. There is some way they can add minutes like Tracfone users do, but no real cost savings above having a Tracfone anyway. Also most of the phones involved can't save them money and dial out on any open wifi, like my cheapo Tracfone (LG Optimus) using an app can do.

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The Apostle Paul didn't have any of it, and he did all right

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(He had a cell phone, but batteries hadn't been invented.)

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With lower corporate taxes

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and lower personal taxes coming, the revenue will come in and perhaps those stores will take a chance on actually NOT increasing their prices to see what will happen for them before actually shutting those doors and laying off all those people since it's not scheduled to happen for a number of months anyhow.

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Re: taxes

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I'm afraid that lower corporate taxes won't have much influence on the sales of department stores.

Lower personal taxes might have, but I wonder for how long, given the expectation of higher interest rates (bad news for the average Joe with a credit card) and increasing federal deficit (the combination of those mean higher federal expenses) and increasing sales via Internet.

Here it has been predicted that the total employment in retail will stay approximately the same the coming 5 years, with the loss of employment in physical shops being compensated by an increase of the number of jobs in webshops and distribution of packets from the warehouse to the customer home.

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