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Thread: So I知 Told Trade Deficits Are Good

  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfluous Man View Post
    The best way to figure out if trade deficits are good is for the government to do nothing at all to interfere with trade. And if a trade deficit obtains in that situation, then that means it's good, because it's what results from people doing what they want with their own property.

    If all countries practiced totally free trade, then obviously some would have trade deficits, and others trade surpluses, and whatever the case was for any country, that would be what was best for both them and their trading partners.

    The test Trump should try out here is to give us 0% tariffs and lift all other trade restrictions with all nations and see what happens. If we end up with a trade deficit by doing that, then that means it's good for us to have a trade deficit.
    Whoa whoa whoa... Are you trying to suggest that individuals can make up their minds about what they value without government forcing them to make the centrally-planned choices?!

    That's just crazy talk! (outta rep)
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  3. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Not when dealing with COMMUNIST foreign governments.

    So basically you're saying that free market countries can't compete with communist ones. That the communist countries are more resilient.

    Also remember that China is not communist anymore. I think they have lower taxes and regulations than the US.

  4. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You say that about anyone who isn't an Anarchist.
    No, just to the Socialists and Fascists.
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  5. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Madison320 View Post
    So basically you're saying that free market countries can't compete with communist ones. That the communist countries are more resilient.

    Also remember that China is not communist anymore. I think they have lower taxes and regulations than the US.
    SS doesn't believe in the free market to begin with. Of course SS doesn't understand how it would compete with and be superior to a Communist one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Whoa whoa whoa... Are you trying to suggest that individuals can make up their minds about what they value without government forcing them to make the centrally-planned choices?!

    That's just crazy talk! (outta rep)

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  8. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Madison320 View Post
    So basically you're saying that free market countries can't compete with communist ones. That the communist countries are more resilient.
    No, I am saying that it isn't a "free market" situation, you can't deal "in good faith" with a known embezzler who has been indicted for armed robbery, China seriously harms itself in the long run with it's communism and trade warring but if we don't defend against their attacks they will destroy us in the short term.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madison320 View Post
    Also remember that China is not communist anymore. I think they have lower taxes and regulations than the US.
    Their government is entwined with their businesses and they constantly manipulate their domestic economy and their foreign trade, bad as the US is we are still more free market than they are, that is why they resort to subsidies and tariffs in order to prop up their industries and destroy ours.
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  9. #67
    The idea that this is a national security issue, that somehow we are unable to support the defense industry (which already has strict sourcing regulations already) with our existing metal manufacturing capability is laughable, and unsubstantiated by facts...

    This is pandering to one, small, highly-automated, low margin industry, at the expense of march higher margin industries, large and small, that employ thousands more people...

    Truly cutting off our nose to spite your face.

    It makes us no safer, and no more wealthy... Ron Paul got it, Rand Paul gets it, you do not...

  10. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Dforkus View Post
    The idea that this is a national security issue, that somehow we are unable to support the defense industry (which already has strict sourcing regulations already) with our existing metal manufacturing capability is laughable, and unsubstantiated by facts...

    This is pandering to one, small, highly-automated, low margin industry, at the expense of march higher margin industries, large and small, that employ thousands more people...

    Truly cutting off our nose to spite your face.

    It makes us no safer, and no more wealthy... Ron Paul got it, Rand Paul gets it, you do not...
    Saying it is a matter of national security is the only grounds that the President can institute the tariffs- otherwise Congress has to be involved.
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