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White House considering a 20% tax on all imports to United States

Friday, January 27th 2017 - 11:23 UTC
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With the conflict with Mexico escalating the White House on Thursday appeared to endorse a 20% tax on all imports to the United States, only to insist a few hours later that it was not endorsing the plan. Read full article


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  • Captain Poppy

    CFK, American much for GOP and those free trade and markets. Perhaps I will stay in Argentina a bit longer, like 4 years.

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Frank

    You tax us 20%... we tax you 30%....

    Channeling 'The Castle' here .. where some dick had threatened Farouk with '20%'

    Farouk: You have friend, I have friend. My friend go to your house, put bomb under your car and blow you to fucking sky!
    Darryl Kerrigan: What did he do?
    Farouk: He get scared and he leave!

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    REF: “20% tax on all imports to the United States”: So, if the Americans ARE volunteering - so willing, eager, begging and dying - TO PAY the extra 20% price-hike; what/where exactly is the “problem”?

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Fidel_CasTroll

    Well, the good news is the USA (and UK, with the threats to the EU about taxes), will now join in the “race to the bottom”, just like everyone else.

    They claim they do it for the people, but these taxes hurt the consumer and their proposed tax reforms are so completely not new ideas, these Anglos are 40 years behind schedule. All they are doing is doing ”big business' bidding by lowering rates and thus forcing other countries to lower corporate rates.

    In the end, companies pay nothing, consumers pay more taxes and have less choice, and because public finances are gutted to satisfy the multinationals, the poor, old, and sick suffer from drastically curtailed services.

    The USA and UK are so unoriginal.

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • ElaineB


    It is astonishing that a country so welded to the idea of a free market economy and forcing everything to the cheapest price now wants to embrace high prices for everything.

    I actually think a lot of people who voted fro Trump have no idea of the consequences of his actions. They are slogan retarded.

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Captain Poppy

    Yes, but Elaine, you've been here enough to know that:
    1-the GOP do not like nor agree with much of Trump
    2-Trump is not a GP
    3-The GOP is using Trump as a vehicle to advance their agenda
    4-The GOP in various venues have already spoken out against many things he is saying
    5-Once they have accomplished their agenda, I hardly see the GOP toying with a populist fascist leader of their party.

    Every day in the news, you can't change a channel without seeing a GOP Rep or Senator refuting what Trump says. Even now with the tax talk, Trump is already walking that back after Texas state and federal legislators went into a feeding frenzy over not only the tax, but also the wall.

    Wishful think in tobi.......they may be unoriginal, but they will remain the worlds leaders. So I suggest that you do not get your panties in a bunch or someone just might reach out and grab your.......

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    You are the world leaders... in declining into irrelevance!

    Not leaders, to lead you need followers. No one is following Trump's USA and May's Britain anywhere... hahahaha. And that is the truth and you know it.

    The cliff is all yours Anglos.

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Captain Poppy

    You are such a simpleton Tobi. Try a name without troll....use fool instead, it's more befitting.

    Do you call white people anglos as a racist barb?

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • ElaineB

    I see Trump is walking back on his threats to Mexico. At least he has promised to step away from Twitter on the issue.

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    Anglos is just your ethnic heritage, what is so awful about it? Isn't your wife a Latina?

    What is the f'''' problem? Just because I talk bad things (truths) about Anglos, doesn't mean the word itself is bad.

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 05:52 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Conqueror

    Why is it that some people don't understand how taxes work in international trade? I'll except the Troll from that because he doesn't 'understand' anything. First, let me say that I didn't see any suggestion of a blanket tax on all imports to the USA. I only saw a proposal to impose a tax on imports from Mexico. How does that work? The first part is persuasive. It attempts to persuade Americans not to buy things from Mexico. Result? Mexico exports less. Next, as traders get into the system, the obvious solution is to demand that Mexican exporters charge less for their goods. And, for the benefit of the Troll, it works in Europe as well. We've already seen groups of German business people urging their government not to give the UK a hard time. As I recall the report that I read, it focussed on one industry and mentioned one figure. The German business people didn't want to deal with the losses involved if they could no longer export 187,000 cars per year to the UK. And the matter of trade taxes can also apply. If the EU imposes punitive taxes, the UK does the same. Then, when those German business people want to export their 187,000 cars to the UK, the UK says “Too expensive for us. Customers are buying Toyotas now”. Perhaps there's a deal whereby the price of German cars is reduced. As for UK exports? Well, there are 178 countries out there that aren't members of the EU.

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    That is the hilarity of your mindset “conqueror”.

    You actually believe in your self-deluded world that all you just spewed CANNOT be used by the other side. That only the UK and USA can use taxes, and the only the USA and UK have 178 other choices to go to, and the other 178 countries ONLY have 2 (the UK and US), so they all must simply obey.

    If that alternative universe makes you happy... :)

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Captain Poppy

    My wife is was a Porteña Vaca_Muerta_peFOOLLium and my heritage is Russian you assuming dumb ass.
    I am flying out soon, care to meet me face to face and tell me about my Anglo heritage? Oh, right, I keep forgetting that you live in BC Canada and never stepped foot in Argentina.

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Vaca_Muerta_peTroLLium

    Your heritage is Russian, but your ethnicity is now Anglo. Anglos are those whose primary language is English and are born in one of the former English colonies, regardless of race. Mandela was an Anglo and can't change that. So is Ken Jeong, so is Bono, and Michael Jordan. In Argentina you cannot be White, Black, Indian, or Asian if you were born in an Anglo country. You are Anglo and that's all. It is easier for us to know that way where you fall in the ethno-cultural scale.

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Captain Poppy

    Go skiing or write on that pathetic blog of yours. You my dear little tranny, are the same as Donald Trump, only poor and unknown and more so, insignificant.

    Cuba is an open country now, you can get that sex change you talked about two years I strongly sugest that you step foot in the country you purport to reside in.

    Remember that farmers protest in Mendoza? Ever ID that intersection? ID that Mall outside of town ? Did you “move” away from Mendoza tobi?

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    Cap, your comment explains much about his previous comments regarding shoe size. I mean can you imagine “him” getting pumps in “his” size? Even in Argentina, a place which has some reputation in terms of shoe manufacture?

    (Note the comparison in the photo to more “normal” shoe size...)

    Feb 01st, 2017 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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