• kent_eh
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    29 days ago

    things made overseas that are cheapest to buy in the US

    Things that are made overseas because American business owners outsourced the manufacturing jobs to the countries with the cheapest labour (and also the least worker protections)?

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        29 days ago

        What? No, this is the same exact discussion… that is literally one of the primary purposes of tariffs: to give an advantage to local producers.

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          28 days ago

          I think you misunderstand, friend. The ship has already sailed overseas and there aren’t enough “local” producers to make up for the rise in costs faced by the people who shop where the cheap imported goods are and the middle class that consumes the most.

          The only advantage is to the government collecting the tariffs on the poor and middle class. Like I said, the rich won’t care.

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            16 days ago

            Yes… that’s literally the point? Tariffs both support existing local producers and are an incentive to move production local.

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      28 days ago

      It’s becoming a problem for Americans because labor leverage abroad (particularly in China and India) have been improving as labor demand eclipses supply.

      African and Latin American states (particularly Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and South Africa) were supposed to be the next places to extract labor, but they keep going Woke, with socialist state governments making demands on exports that Western states don’t want to surrender.

      Imperials are running out of countries to exploit.