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Let's see.....trade deficits with China:

Posted By: Newbomb Turk
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 02:20 pm

2014: 345B
2015: 367B
2016: 347B
2017: 376B
2018: 419B

So tariffs don't seem to be reducing the deficit. So I would have to say that doing nothing is better than what Trump is doing. The deficit is not going down (which means a great deal to Trump) and now goods will cost more due to the tariffs. So you tell me, what would you do?

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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Yay. Trickle down does work. At least on tariffs. Even Kudlow admits that American consumers will be affected. Trump says "some people just don't get it". Sadly, he is the "some people" in this case.
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 07:51 am [ID# 1946661] [reply]
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HoopUte icon NEW: The Dow is down over 2% already today on the news of China retaliating with new tariffs on US goods (short)
HoopUte - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:14 am [ID# 1946662] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Yep. Trump was right. I really am tired of all this winning.
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:15 am [ID# 1946663] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Yay. Trickle down does work. At least on tariffs. Even Kudlow admits that American consumers will be affected. Trump says "some people just don't get it". Sadly, he is the "some people" in this case.
Charlie - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:30 am [ID# 1946665] [reply]
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o NEW: Will trump's base, the Walmart shoppers, ever connect the dots and figure out why they are paying more when they shop?
UteBrave - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:35 am [ID# 1946666] [reply]
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96GradAlum icon NEW: There were tons of dots to connect before the 2016 election and they didn't connect those so I have no faith whatsoever that will ever do so. (nm)
96GradAlum - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:54 am [ID# 1946669] [reply]
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o NEW: Most are not smart enough to figure it out. The few who have realized it are just willfully ignorant. (nm)
UteBrave - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 09:53 am [ID# 1946673] [reply]
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utahpunk icon NEW: And that connect the dots puzzle was just Trump giving them a GIANT middle finger. (nm)
utahpunk - -- Tuesday 14 May 2019, at 03:19 pm [ID# 1946750] [reply]
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SkinyUte icon NEW: They'll blame it on Obama because that's what Fox News will tell them. (nm)
SkinyUte - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 11:40 am [ID# 1946684] [reply]
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o NEW: What a shameful reminder of of the world we live in. Its now huge news when a presidential advisor reluctantly and grudgingly "admits" to the truth of something that everyone already knows is true. (nm)
Ute Bear - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 09:06 am [ID# 1946670] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Yay. Trickle down does work. At least on tariffs. Even Kudlow admits that American consumers will be affected. Trump says "some people just don't get it". Sadly, he is the "some people" in this case.
Charlie - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 12:32 pm [ID# 1946688] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Just changing a few words from your first paragraph.....
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 01:27 pm [ID# 1946692] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Just changing a few words from your first paragraph.....
Charlie - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 01:59 pm [ID# 1946695] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Let's see.....trade deficits with China:
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 02:20 pm [ID# 1946697] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Let's see.....trade deficits with China:
Charlie - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 02:59 pm [ID# 1946699] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: I get what you said about trade deficits alone not being meaningful I happen to agree. My point was is that trade deficits are important to Trump for some reason (ignorance probably) and he is using tariffs to try to reduce deficits.
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 03:54 pm [ID# 1946701] [reply]
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