Jeff Flake Introduces Bill To Nullify Trump Tariffs

I have a lot of catching up to do.

Jeff Flake is planning to introduce a bill to counter the Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum:

“Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced.

“I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy,” Flake said in a statement. …”

It’s not going to go anywhere.

It would require a two-thirds vote in Congress to overturn a Trump veto. Democrats aren’t going to support such a painful and divisive vote. It is more likely they would support Trump and use the issue to divide the GOP Congress from Trump in the Rust Belt. They’re the ones on the ballot.

Charles Koch has an article roaring about it in The Washington Post. Paul Ryan is roaring about it. The US Chamber of Commerce is roaring about it. Gary Cohn left the White House over it. It has probably been the best week of the Trump presidency. We haven’t had the chance to talk much about it though because I have been embroiled in these retarded optics debates.

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21 Comments

  1. Regarding the “quality” of those doing the screeching, tariffs were the right thing to do.

  2. If Gary Cohn, Jeff Flake and the US Chamber of Commerce are against something (I guess it’s safe to add the American Enterprise Institute to the list as well) then that something has to be good for American industry and workers.

    • It ought to be both an Anti-American and an anti-white slur. Flakey Flake however has done white nationalists in general a favor by showing who he really works for, nmely the Jews and other Saracen alien people bent on our destruction.

  3. The Military Industrial Complex doesn’t want to be dependent on China or elsewhere for steel and aluminum. I believe that’s what the tariff business is really about.

  4. It would seem Flake is doing America a favour (favor?): it’s an election year, and it forces senators (even those not on the ballot this time) to declare a side. Likely the House reps will have to follow suit.

    And, there are only two sides: (((globalist))) and American.

  5. Being a business person involved in import/export, I actually don’t give a crap about these import tariffs. Cheap stuff is better for my business. I want to be able to export to India and China without paying bribes, complying with absurd regulations AND paying 500%+ import tariffs. Does anyone even use low grade Chinese steel and aluminum for manufacturing in the US? The few workers being recalled could just be in anticipation of domestic supply being likely to be encouraged in the future rather than any impact of these tariffs.

    • I should add that the way the system works is that the (((big companies))) get exemptions and everyone not part of (((Big Jewry))) gets shut down. I don’t see a rat’s ass worth of real reforms happening here.

      • I think I will add even more….If the US and EU had a NAFTA type agreement with India and China I would estimate I would bring in $50 million+ a year and be growing rapidly. All this money would stay local. If whites had their own country free trade would be a good thing for many sectors of the economy. Agriculture is probably best kept tight but protectionism is not a good blanket policy.

        • Hans – remove that Swastika from your Avatar. You don’t DESERVE the Swastika. Protectionism is THE PROVEN BEST POLICY EVER – all over time and all over the world. FUCK you, TRAITOR.

          • Agreed. His (((free-market))) philosophy and putting profits over the volk are not good signs.
            Hans, WHY DON’T WE JUST COMPLETELY END ALL TRADING WITH NATIONS THAT ARE NOT ALIGNED WITH RIGHT-WING NATIONALISTS?
            We should ONLY trade with Poland, Hungary, Russia, other Eastern European nations, Italy, Japan, Argentina, etc. … BUT NOT CHINA OR MEXICO!

  6. I voted for H. Ross Perot because I agreed with his “NAFTA Will Give Us The Shafta” assessment when he warned that the country would hear a great sucking sound of jobs leaving the country. Tariffs worked great for this country before the more burdensome income tax system was imposed.

    Only fully employed Americans can fund our obligations to ourselves as a people, i.e. Medicare, Social Security, Disability, and other safety net programs. It was once said that we could pay for guns (military industrial complex) or butter (social safety) net. We could not do both.

    What someone should have pointed out to TMFIIC is that we could not do either with Chinese slave labor or wetbacks who only soak the system and send every dollar back home to Mexico or some other Latin American country. So-called free trade is the biggest reason why we are faced with this monstrous deficit today.

    Moreover tariffs will be a moot point in the future if we remain a de-industrialized service industry country whose policy of insanity is “invade the world, invite the world, in hoc to the world.” It’s a matter of time when all our creditors refuse to sell us a damned thing.

    Reinstituting those tariffs will force our factories on line again, so that WHEN NOT IF the world decides to go with an alternate currency instead of Federal Reserve Fiat notes, we can buy and sell from each other as we did before we became the world’s stuporpower.

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