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Mexico, U.S. business groups urge
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Posted By: earlybird, 6/1/2019 8:57:20 AM

MEXICO CITY - Mexico’s president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico’s economy. (Snip)The influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce is looking at ways to challenge Trump’s tariff move against Mexico, including legal options. “We have no choice but to pursue every option available to push back,” Neil Bradley, the business group’s executive vice president and chief policy officer, told reporters.


Tom Donohue (USCoC) raises his ugly little un-American head...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MOBeef4u 6/1/2019 9:12:33 AM (No. 88355)
The tariff starts at 5% and their heads are exploding? Holy guacamole! Just the threat was enough to have Obrador begging for an audience. Methinks our president is on the right track.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Upright2 6/1/2019 9:25:50 AM (No. 88363)
It's no longer the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.. but the International Chamber of Commerce. I support the President. If Mexico wants to sell products to the U.S., close its borders.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: velirotta 6/1/2019 9:36:45 AM (No. 88382)
My only disappointment is that the President didn't also slap on a 30 percent tax on all remittances sent to Mexico by illegal aliens in this country. Just to wake up Mexico's president and get him moving at warp speed.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HotRod 6/1/2019 10:11:23 AM (No. 88422)
Legitimate, solid business will adapt and survive. National security protects it, as well as consumers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/1/2019 10:26:50 AM (No. 88436)
I'm willing to pay more for tacos'
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman 6/1/2019 10:31:07 AM (No. 88438)
I want to see this kind of wailing and moaning every time the Gov't is taking any money from people.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/1/2019 10:40:35 AM (No. 88446)
I say the response should be to scuttle the announced date and simply impose the tariff TODAY. Then tell them all to pound sand.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/1/2019 10:51:43 AM (No. 88459)
This is mostly for the corporations et al who moved their manufacturing and warehousing to Mexico. They are the ones yelping and causing the Mexican gov to start begging. I think this is the beginning of the "Mexico will pay for the wall" paradigm. Trump didn't say they would pay for the wall TODAY. They'll pay for it and build it on their SOUTHERN border. It's shorter.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 6/1/2019 11:06:08 AM (No. 88479)
Well, of course. This is the open borders crowds, only interested in money and getting lots of cheap Mex labor. As an ex-Army friend of mine was prone to say, "Scroom!"
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Reply 10 - Posted by: another_clinton 6/1/2019 11:11:43 AM (No. 88487)
If the Chamber of Commerce is involved, Trump must've hit a nerve. As Roosevelt said, you get the most flak when you are directly over the target.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: tom7 6/1/2019 11:14:48 AM (No. 88491)
Chamber of Commerce after their 30 pieces of silver again.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: tom7 6/1/2019 11:16:13 AM (No. 88493)
I would double the tariff after the Mexican president proceeded to scold Trump on what America means. What a simpering jackass.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 6/1/2019 12:05:52 PM (No. 88552)
Tom Donohue even LOOKS oily. We're already getting heartbreaking local news stories in San Diego about the plight of the fruit-stand vendors who will now have to pay more for their limes. Trump likes to deal. Maybe he should have offered to foot the bill for enforcement of Mexico's southern border if they cooperate with us along their northern border. But that would be money loser for them in the big picture (fewer remittances) so they're probably not interested.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Sully 6/1/2019 12:25:50 PM (No. 88571)
Nothing would please me more than for President Trump to perturb "Mexico’s president and the top U.S. business lobbying group." POMex, can fix the problem whenever he wishes. Grand slam, President Trump!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Cousair 6/1/2019 2:19:26 PM (No. 88624)
President Trump, you have taken the first step with imposing tariffs on Mexico. The next step is to pay all Mexican that cross our border to work that are not American citizens are to be paid in script. A money that has no value in Mexico and can only be spent in the United States. If you think tariffs gave the Democrats convulsions let them chew on this script idea for a while. Massive heart failure by the press and liberals all over the world within 24 hours.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bighambone 6/1/2019 3:18:50 PM (No. 88658)
Well what do you expect, as the Chamber of Commerce has always supported mass uncontrolled illegal immigration for cheap labor purposes. When American businesses hire cheap foreign labor, they bypass American workers, to lower business labor costs, thus generating more business profits, and higher payouts to the investor class. For a decade or so the Chamber of Commerce and business interests have promoted sending as many American jobs as possible to foreign countries to take advantage of the much lower labor costs in those underdeveloped or developing countries, the result being higher business profits and more payouts to the investor class in the USA. There are a huge number of American jobs where it is not cost effective or physically impossible to send abroad. That’s where mass uncontrolled illegal immigration comes into these business related labor cost equations. To keep US labor costs for business as low as possible in the USA, which also results in increasing business profits and more payouts to the investor class the Chamber of Commerce has always in modern times supported mass uncontrolled illegal immigration and is against supporting President Trump’s efforts to secure the out of control borderline. In that respect the Chamber of Commerce has maintained fiscal control through their lobbying efforts over a substantial number of establishment Congressional Republicans to block Trump’s efforts to secure the borderline. In essence the Chamber of Commerce wants the out of control status quo along the borderline to continue. The possibility of Trump getting Mexico’s attention on that issue is why the stock market took a swan dive yesterday. The leftist and liberal Democrats don’t care as their political agenda is to flood the USA with as many poor, uneducated, and socialist minded foreigners (illegal aliens) as possible so that they can be counted in the 2020 Census with their population numbers being used to reapportion more congressional seats into the Democrat controlled big cities, to down the line grant the entire illegal alien population of 20 million or so amnesty, and then eventually grant all US voting rights. The ultimate political goal being to change the political demographics of the USA, to keep the Democrats in permanent political power and to transform the USA into a socialist utopia.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: judy 6/1/2019 3:29:44 PM (No. 88668)
These so called business people & fake republicans like McConnell & King make me ill. Mexico is not our friend , they take billions yearly from us, take our jobs & have open borders . Stay firm President Trump. The Chamber has been anti Trump since day one. If we can’t survive with 5% tariff to Mexico for their imported junk we are hopeless.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 6/1/2019 4:55:44 PM (No. 88727)
The CoC wants Americans to be low paid. Labor shortages are corrected by higher wages that encourage those who were not working to seek a job. Anyone who sees a labor shortage as bad news has the wrong motivations.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/1/2019 4:57:42 PM (No. 88731)
I wonder, what per cent of these complaining business groups are headed by military veterans? Are there any disabled vets on boards of those groups? Do these business groups consider national security and patriotism secondary to immediate profits?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: chance_232 6/1/2019 8:07:55 PM (No. 88816)
Ya know......... If Mexico would act like a real country and control it's own borders, citizens and illegal immigrants, this tariff talk would be moot.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: paral04 6/2/2019 8:32:26 AM (No. 89028)
The Mexican government is aiding the invasion of illegals into our country and Trump has the right idea. Hit Mexico in the pocketbook. When it gets painful enough they will stop those invasions at their southern border.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/2/2019 11:22:12 AM (No. 89166)
These tariffs are a tax increase on Americans and will cause MORE illegal immigration from Mexico.
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