Tag: Subsidies

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Washington, DC has spent decades – in bipartisan fashion – making the lives of our farmers more and more miserable. Ridiculous tax policies.  Most especially the Estate Tax – aka the Death Tax: “Death taxes are taxes imposed by the federal and/or state government on someone’s estate upon their death. These taxes are levied on…

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Now-President Donald Trump has been remarkably consistent in his thoughts on global trade. Let us again flash all the way back to 1988.  Then mere global businessman Trump was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  On which he said: “I do get tired of seeing the country ripped off….I do get tired of seeing what’s happening….How…

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Actual free trade – is actually free trade.  Free from import tariffs, import limits and government subsidies. It takes every participant reducing its market warping – for it to be actual progress toward actual free trade.  Everyone reducing their tariffs, limits and subsidies. If a country here or there unilaterally disarms – they are committing…

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We’ve been talking since at least 2013 about how un-free and un-fair our global trade has been. Global trade has been an anti-US mess – for decades. The planet has been massively ripping us off – in myriad ways.  Which has done massive damage to our domestic economy – in myriad ways. Today’s Free Trade…

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Please allow a personal point of privilege at the outset: I REALLY like Mike Pence.  Zero sarcasm – I think he is a really good guy. Pence once saved my professional bacon – now more than a decade ago. I had scheduled a huge Capitol Hill anti-Fairness Doctrine press conference.  Lots of Senators and Congressmen…

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President Donald Trump is rightly, reasonably trying to get the planets’ nations to stop robbing US blind. It’s been global sport for decades.  We are the planet’s Super Suckers. We get robbed in a wide variety of ways.  The net result of any and all of them?  Hundreds of billions of dollars per year that…

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Many countries – most especially Communist China – subsidize their domestic products that are then sold on the global market. This isn’t free trade. Some countries – most especially Communist China – intentionally subsidize to such an extent they sell their domestic products on the global market at a loss. This isn’t free trade.  And…