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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:32 PM

"Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season"

“We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters on an airport tarmac around noon Tuesday. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.”

“So far they’ve had virtually none,” the president added. “But just in case they might have an impact on people, what we’ve done is we’ve delayed it, so that they won’t be relevant to the Christmas shopping season.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/13/trump-says-he-delayed-tariffs-because-of-concerns-over-christmas-shopping-season.html

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Reply "Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season" (Original post)
Independent.mind Aug 2019 OP
Valishin Aug 2019 #1
Independent.mind Aug 2019 #3
batcat Aug 2019 #2
Independent.mind Aug 2019 #4
batcat Aug 2019 #9
rampartb Aug 2019 #5
Independent.mind Aug 2019 #6
rampartb Aug 2019 #7
Carlos W Bush Aug 2019 #20
orson Aug 2019 #8
Lowrider1984 Aug 2019 #12
Independent.mind Aug 2019 #14
Lowrider1984 Aug 2019 #15
Nephrite Aug 2019 #10
Lowrider1984 Aug 2019 #13
bfox74 Aug 2019 #17
Cold Warrior Aug 2019 #11
Independent.mind Aug 2019 #16
orson Aug 2019 #18
Independent.mind Aug 2019 #19

Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:45 PM

1. Makes good sense

reduce the impact by giving more time before the following shopping season for businesses and consumers to plan and adjust.

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Response to Valishin (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:56 PM

3. I see both sides on this one

China will be shipping a lot of products to the US in the next 90 days and the tariff increase could hurt them but it would impact consumers in the US as well.

I guess we'll see what happens.

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:50 PM

2. In my opinion that was a smart move.

The liberal news media will of course disagree. They will insist Putin ordered Trump to delay tariffs.

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Response to batcat (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:57 PM

4. See my reply to Valishin

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:02 PM

9. Good point. (n/t)

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:59 PM

5. he gets to back down on a failed economic policy while

blaming the "war on Christmas."

ok now, explain to me why Venezuela needs an embargo and china does not?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:03 PM

6. And don't stick your hands in my pockets to give money to farmers being hurt by the trade war

They voted for him they can weather the consequences.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:11 PM

7. it is ok because most of that is going to big agribusiness

it would be socialist if a family farm got a break.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:58 PM

20. Venezuela - 1,000 miles from US

China - not.

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:32 PM

8. Farmers be looking at empty stockings

But Amazon and Walmart get a nice Christmas present

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Response to orson (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:50 AM

12. Last I read, 57% of Farmers AGREED with the tariffs.

We shall see if that changes.

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Response to Lowrider1984 (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:55 AM

14. If they agree with the tariffs they should not be taking the farmer welfare

to make up for lost markets.

Nobody is subsidizing my business to pay the import tax and nobody bailed out all the companies that went under as a result of lost markets due to Asian competition moving in and making it impossible for them to compete.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:58 AM

15. No tariffs at all are the way to go.

But, if a country wants to impose tariffs on the US, we should at least match them.

I could be wrong, not being an economist.

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:41 PM

10. Trump lies a lot

who knows, maybe one of his yes men finally explained tariffs to the stupid bastard?

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Response to Nephrite (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:53 AM

13. What is wrong with applying tariffs to Chinese goods

that match the tariffs that China imposes on American goods?
Trump would prefer that other countries drop ALL tariffs, so we could drop ALL of ours.
Sounds reasonable to me.

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Response to Nephrite (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:44 AM

17. Now if they'd only explain tariffs to you...

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:08 AM

11. Wait. I thought Trumpie said the Chinese would pay for the tariffs

and not the American consumer? So why the need to postpone?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:36 AM

16. Well he said Mexico was gonna pay for the wall too

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:32 PM

18. The CBO esimates

that working illegal immigrants pay around $7 billion a year in taxes. That's got to be what he had in mind. No sane person actually thought Mexico would ante up.

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Response to orson (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:41 PM

19. Whatever you need to tell yourself.

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