Economists are steeling themselves for potential diplomatic and economic disruption if President Donald Trump makes good on his threats to impose barriers on steel imports to the United States. They warn of major ripple effects that these protectionist policies — whether they come in the form of tariffs, quotas or some combination (Snip) “Tariffs would raise costs for manufacturers, reduce employment in manufacturing, and increase prices for consumers,” the letter from former CEAs said. If Trump read the letter, it didn’t show: Late Wednesday, he said he was open to using both quotas and tariffs to restrict steel imports.
Comments: If I understand correctly it was aimed at Xi and China for dumping steel in our country by their lower prices. Some dRATS lobbyists are trying to stir up trouble. Besides, Trump´s foreign trade deals, as he claimed, have been one-on-one with the countries that are mostly are allies. Our steel industry must be ramping up for future oil piping and ship building orders, as examples. (Fake news.)
Germany killed it´s steel industry by mandating green energy (you can´t produce steel with windmills). The USA needs to protect it´s own steel industry by stopping other countries from dumping steel below cost here.
Ever fly over England? Wonder how all that farm land still exists? England knows its very sovereignty is at stake if it were to be dependent on a foreign entity/s for food.
We´d be up the proverbial creek without a steel industry. You know the same creek they tried to send us down with energy dependence.
Our Tariffs will be considered protectionist while our trading partners manipulation of VAT will not. A real economist will tell you the effect of the VAT is exactly as a subsidy for their production and tariff on ours.
The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Senators passed the legislation by a 89-8 vote Monday. The measure authorizes $700 billion in military spending for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea’s growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed. The 1,215-page measure defies a number of White House objections, but President Donald Trump hasn't
The art of the apology has become junk science, particularly in the entertainment business. Calibrating an apology is hard work, figuring out to whom the apology is aimed, and how much of it is sincere. A rule of thumb is that apologies are spoken to the wind, and none of them are sincere. ESPN, the sports network, is part of Disney entertainment enterprises, and last week one of its “anchors,” a $1.98 cent word for “announcer,” or “reader,” had to be disciplined by the network for telling her semi-vast following that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/other white supremacists.” She said it in
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed in a phone conversation Monday to exert maximum pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The two leaders discussed "North Korea´s continued defiance of the international community and its efforts to destabilize Northeast Asia," it said in a summary of the call that followed North Korea´s launch of another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday. "The two leaders committed to maximizing pressure on North Korea through vigorous enforcement of United Nations Security Council
Transgender troops can continue receiving transition-related medical treatment for now, the Pentagon said Monday, amid mounting challenges to President Donald Trump´s effective ban on funding such procedures as well as enlisting new openly transgender personnel. Trump blindsided the Pentagon in July when he tweeted that transgender troops, who had been allowed to serve openly under rules implemented by Barack Obama´s administration, would be barred from the military. The White House formalized the decree in an August 25 directive, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered the current Obama-era policy remain
(Video) - When Hollywood’s elite get together, it’s almost expected for there to be some sort of discussion about America’s political climate and the controversial moments President Donald Trump and his cronies have stirred up since Trump´s November 2016 election. The 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards was no different, as plenty of high-profile celebrities used their platform to eloquently and passionately condemn Trump, the alt-right and white supremacy. Knocking political agendas wasn’t the only thing up for discussion for the TV industry’s A-list. During award acceptance speeches, actors like Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman advocated for gender equality, calling for more opportunities for women
(Video) - US troops were present when Russian warplanes bombed US backed anti-ISIS fighters in Syria on Saturday, two US officials told CNN, highlighting how close the two countries came to a major international incident. A team of US Special Operations Forces were advising US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces at the location the Russians struck in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, one US official said. US personnel were "at most a couple of miles" away from the where the bomb landed, the official added. The US troops provided medical care to members of the Syrian Democratic Forces that were wounded in the airstrike,
Sen. Rand Paul said Monday that he will not support the Republicans’ latest attempt at Obamacare’s replacement plan. “Graham/Cassidy keeps Obamacare and tells the states to run it. No thanks,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, tweeted. The Graham-Cassidy bill, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, aims to reallocate the Obamacare funds into block grants for the states to build their own individual health insurance programs. It would also repeal Obamacare’s mandates and the medical device tax. “No consevative [sic] should vote for a rebranded trillion dollar spending program just
White House officials told foreign energy ministers Monday that President Trump still intends to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement unless the U.S. obtains “more favorable” terms. At a breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the annual United Nations general assembly in New York, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn and other officials emphasized that Mr. Trump’s position hasn’t changed, the White House said. “We are withdrawing from the Paris Agreement unless we can reengage on terms more favorable to the United States,” a senior White House official said. “This position was made very clear
President Trump on Monday said that the United Nations is not reaching its full potential during his first remarks before the international organization. "It has not reached its potential because of the bureacracy and mismanagement," he said in New York City. "Focus more on people, less on bureacracy." Trump encouraged member nations to take a "bold stand" against typical U.N. practices rather than "be beholden to the ways of the past which are not working." The president also criticized America´s return on investment from funding the U.N., arguing that it is "not seeing results in line with U.S. investment."
Faced with continuing issues with the local homeless population, officials in Costa Mesa have again floated the idea of installing new public restrooms that would provide a hygienic and safe place for transients to use. City Councilman John Stephens broached the topic during Friday’s meeting of a liaison committee made up of representatives from the city, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Mesa Water and Newport-Mesa Unified School districts. The agencies, he said, could consider a pilot project to install one or two new restrooms away from parks where families gather. No specific locations were mentioned during the meeting.
St. Louis police arrested dozens Sunday night following the latest round of clashes with demonstrators protesting the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man. At least 80 arrests were made in what was the third night of violence in the city, with hundreds of people protesting Friday’s court decision that found Jason Stockley, a 36-year-old cop, not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. "There´s a big difference between protesters and rioters," Katie Pavlich said on "America´s Newsroom" today, pointing out that masked Antifa demonstrators often arrive at protests with violent
China´s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. BJT on Sunday. The cargo ship began disengaging from the space lab at 3:29 p.m. under orders from the ground. The craft is now operating at an orbit of about 400 kilometers above the earth. Tianzhou-1 will continue carrying out experiments before it leaves orbit as it seeks to gain experience in building and operating a space station. Tianzhou-1 was launched on April 20 from south China´s Hainan Province, and completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on April 22. In the past five months, Tianzhou-1 has operated
Poor Dana Milbank. For all of his life he has been the picture of perfect health. And then Donald Trump was elected President and completely ruined it to the point where he is now dying. Milbank discusses his health crises in his September 15 Washington Post column, President Trump is killing me. Really. President Trump is killing me. No, really. He’s killing me. It wasn´t one of his campaign promises but we´ll take it. I went for my annual physical last month, and, for the first time in my 49 years, I had to report that I’ve not been feeling
Georgia Tech police shot dead a barefoot student carrying a knife late on Saturday night. The student, 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who identified as gender non-binary, was seen walking toward police - who issued several warnings to drop what officers believed was a knife. The tense encounter was caught on camera - in which the student can be seen walking closer and closer to the police officers and shouting ´shoot me.´ (Snip) At Georgia Tech, Schultz was president of the school´s Pride Alliance, which is a student organization for LGBTQ students and allies. Schultz preferred ´they´ and ´them´ gender pronouns and identified
Hillary Clinton told host Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” Monday that she may challenge the results of the 2016 presidential election. “No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Hillary said in a response to a question asking if she would “rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election.” Clinton stated that she believes the Russian government influenced the election in favor of Trump, and that this could make the outcome illegitimate. “[Trump knew] they were trying to do whatever they could to discredit me with emails, so there’s obviously a trail there… There’s no doubt they influenced the election: We now know more
The 2017 Emmys Awards ceremony wasted no time getting political during Sunday’s opening segment, as host Stephen Colbert and friends made political jokes within the very first minute — and Colbert quickly accused President Trump of treason. Before his opening song, host Stephen Colbert chatted with Anthony Anderson and Allison Janney, and she complained about the current state of the world. The “Mom” actress mentioned global warming and fighting leaders, and joked that HBO was bringing back “the Confederacy,” a reference to the flap over HBO’s planned new drama series “Confederate.” Moments later, Colbert sang about the virtues of television,
The Big Idea: If I had to stock Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in a bookstore, I’d be tempted to place it in a section on self-help or bereavement. “What Happened” was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets after its publication last Tuesday. As I went through it over the weekend, though, what struck me most was how the wounded Democrat coped after her crushing defeat last November. In short, Clinton has read voraciously and eclectically — for escape, for solace and for answers. The collection of works that she cites across 494 pages showcases a top-flight intellect and would make for a compelling graduate school seminar.
ST. LOUIS -- Protests turned violent for second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. The confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of St. Louis near Washington University. The area is known for concert venues, restaurants, shops and
The silent coup has apparently succeeded. President Trump has been convinced to abandon his revolutionary program of putting “America First,” and has decided to play footsy with globalists like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.There have been signs since before Trump took office that he was not dedicated to accomplishing the goals he promised—whether that was building the wall, repealing Obamacare, cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood, lowering taxes, leaving NAFTA, or many more.[SNIP]The final nail in Trump’s and America’s coffin may be his decision to become the stepfather to President Obama’s illegal executive order establishing Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.
People who claim to be shocked that Donald Trump is prepared to make an amnesty deal for the"Dreamers" -- most of whom are Mexicans who entered the USA at around the age of six -- are being more than a tad disingenuous. The president has been hinting as much for over a year to anyone paying attention. In fact, it´s hard to conceive how he could have done otherwise, considering the (excuse the cliché) "optics" of shipping 800,000 young people back to a homeland they may never have seen. The question is what your definition of amnesty is. It´s a
Yes, you read the headline correctly. In the latest example of identity politics taken to its absurd end, three Australian college professors believe that "Playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) – may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics." The three professors didn´t publish their thoughts on a satirical website like The Onion. Instead, they published on Tes, a website that provides "Educational materials, jobs, news, and courses from the world´s best community
Hillary Clinton rejects the idea that a June 2016 meeting between her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch critically damaged her White House bid. “I just don’t buy that,” Clinton said in a PBS interview aired Friday evening to promote her new book, “What Happened,” about her loss last year to Donald Trump. As Clinton has in several other, recent interviews promoting the book, she heaped much of the blame on then-FBI Director James Comey. Comey led the Justice Department investigation into Clinton’s use of private email servers as secretary of state, after Lynch stepped back
Union — A violent brawl over the weekend between two couples at a local Walmart was captured on video showing punches being exchanged as children watched and attempted to intervene. The video appears to show the two couples fighting Saturday near the jewelry section in the store on Springfield Road in Union. (Snip) The two men can be seen exchanging blows as the two women brawl at the same time. A third woman can be seen attempting to break up the fight between the two women with two young children also trying to intervene. Dozens of customers looked on at the ensuing
The star of HBO´s Insecure proudly spoke about her support for black nominees at the Emmys last night in an awards ceremony that had historic wins for minority stars. ´I´m rooting for everybody black,´ Issa Rae said from the red carpet. ´I am!´ The 32-year-old actress and writer also praised the number of African-Americans recognized for their talents in the TV industry. (Snip) During his speech for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy, he said: ´I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list. He´s the reason I am probably up here.´