The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

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The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by sanfordandson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:12 pm

Thoughts?

IMO I think we will see price hikes on many popular products we use in the performance/racing industry.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm

Couple of things. One is he is trying to save American jobs. 2nd is we need a steel and aluminum industry in this country. In time of war or some other national emergency we cannot depend on countries such as China producing the steel and aluminum for us.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by sanfordandson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:55 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Couple of things. One is he is trying to save American jobs. 2nd is we need a steel and aluminum industry in this country. In time of war or some other national emergency we cannot depend on countries such as China producing the steel and aluminum for us.
American jobs are great but with record low unemployment is it worth a trade war and increased prices for all americans?

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by dirtracr5 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:05 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Couple of things. One is he is trying to save American jobs. 2nd is we need a steel and aluminum industry in this country. In time of war or some other national emergency we cannot depend on countries such as China producing the steel and aluminum for us.
We get 50% of our aluminum and 17% of our steel from Canada. This is going to be a bad deal for the average American.

China is already talking about scaling back soybean imports. I live in farm country..that will be devastating.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:07 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:55 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Couple of things. One is he is trying to save American jobs. 2nd is we need a steel and aluminum industry in this country. In time of war or some other national emergency we cannot depend on countries such as China producing the steel and aluminum for us.
American jobs are great but with record low unemployment is it worth a trade war and increased prices for all americans?
You missed the 2nd part of my explanation or simply chose to ignore it.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by dirtracr5 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:30 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:07 pm
sanfordandson wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:55 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Couple of things. One is he is trying to save American jobs. 2nd is we need a steel and aluminum industry in this country. In time of war or some other national emergency we cannot depend on countries such as China producing the steel and aluminum for us.
American jobs are great but with record low unemployment is it worth a trade war and increased prices for all americans?
You missed the 2nd part of my explanation or simply chose to ignore it.
Thats where I tried to help by mentioning how much we get from Canada.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by exhaustgases » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:57 am

Just means prices going up that is all that tariff does. I wish he would have made huge tariffs on medical supply's, pet food, and human food. We don't need any of that crap here.

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Post by turbo2256b » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:42 am

tariffs are supposed to protect jobs and industry in our country against those with cheaper labor and mfg costs. Most countries put huge tariffs on our products but we have no or very meager ones on their products. Industry in our country have actually misused these tariffs they just use the tariff to raise their own prices because of their greed.
ex: back around 75 we put a tariff on 240Z they were the same price as a camero about 3000.00 the 240Z tariff 1000.00 making the purchase of one 4000.00. a month later chevy raised the price of a Camero 995.00. So how would this slow the purchase of a 240Z.
Most recently were a tariff on tires instead of US tires keeping their price they just raised their price to match as well as dropped many sizes and versions which can now only be purchased off shore brands.
Tariffs on Canadian goods dosent make as much sense as products from Mexico or Asian countries because their labor cost and mfg costs are close to the same.

Our wages jobs and mfg have been so hurt over decades of the misuse of tariffs by our industry's greed

As for low unemployment numbers thats a bunch of bull

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by sanfordandson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:03 am

dirtracr5 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:05 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Couple of things. One is he is trying to save American jobs. 2nd is we need a steel and aluminum industry in this country. In time of war or some other national emergency we cannot depend on countries such as China producing the steel and aluminum for us.
We get 50% of our aluminum and 17% of our steel from Canada. This is going to be a bad deal for the average American.

China is already talking about scaling back soybean imports. I live in farm country..that will be devastating.
And thats just the tip of the iceberg if a trade war starts.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by Firedome8 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:23 am

The art of the deal LOL

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by Firedome8 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:24 am

A$$hole

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Post by sanfordandson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:02 pm

Russia threats with new nukes, white house crumbling, new tarrifs, booming national debt.

Go trump go!! =D>

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by exhaustgases » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:47 pm

Yeah tariffs on the wrong stuff. He could have put a 1000% tariff on Nabisco crackers etc. to get them out of mexico, it gets old eating those products and getting a gut problem. I don't like the idea that some care less china person is making out bandages, and who knows for sure what else they make.
Steel and aluminum? Anyone smart will not want china metal for some projects, but when building some no critical item its nice to have the cheap option. Now there will be no cheep option as if there really ever was, because we don't pay china prices retail for china junk, all stores do their nice greed tax mark ups. Now there will be more nice mark up.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by sanfordandson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:15 pm

exhaustgases wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:47 pm

Steel and aluminum? Anyone smart will not want china metal for some projects, but when building some no critical item its nice to have the cheap option. Now there will be no cheep option as if there really ever was, because we don't pay china prices retail for china junk, all stores do their nice greed tax mark ups. Now there will be more nice mark up.
China has as much if not more capability to produce quality. Its up to the manufacture to spec the product. If you want high quality from China you can certainly get it.

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Re: The effects of Trumps new steel and aluminum tariffs on the performance industry.

Post by sanfordandson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:41 pm

The EU takes the first swing at America....

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-says-hit- ... 00613.html

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