Comments on: Why the United States is always the loser in any free-trade deal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-844374 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:49:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-844374 Bring back the tariffs. 20% on all imported manufactured goods. That’s what China charges us. So why do we now charge them 1%?

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By: Subwavelength http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-817816 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:10:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-817816 Yes – and the US and European countries are handing over their IP and their livelihoods as they vie for scraps like foolish children. The US far more so than Europe with their absurd notions of fairness. It is simply amazing to me how stupid and short sighted we are. Then again as Lennin put forth: “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Unfortunately, the Chinese are quite communists or capitalists, simply ruthless business people with one goal. Winning.

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By: ArghONaught http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-817474 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:22:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-817474 The so-called free trade deals are designed to allow the big fish to eat the little fish, no more and no less. Most big fish are in the US, but are increasingly in other countries such as China. It is only when inept clauses are included that “the plan” is less than perfect.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-816959 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:09:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-816959 Free trade is great if you don’t like borders, and you believe that our standard of living in America is too high. Keep thinking that.

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By: jambrytay http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-816948 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:08:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-816948 Benny27-

You understand that, depending on whose data you look at, the US is the world’s #1 or #2 manufacturer. By manufacturing productivity measures, we’re #1 by a long way.

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By: Benny27 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-814780 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:32:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-814780 Hey Cassiopian,
Did you read the article?

If they add very little value, then how come China competes with the west in high speed rail after taking the technologies from the west? Not everything they do is making socks.

Meanwhile we have millions of out of work factory workers who will never design an ipod. You cannot have an entire nation, let alone one of the largest nations on earth, working in fancy design and research jobs. The USA needs manufacturing work also. It is the only way any country has ever become rich.

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By: mycentstoo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-814446 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:03:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-814446 Cassiopian – Not all people have the ability or desire to attain the high-end jobs of which you speak. There has to be work for every kind of citizen and manufacturing used to provide thousands of jobs to everyday hard working people. Now they end up in part-time low wage service positions. Is this better than manufacturing? All we did was transfer the manufacturing jobs to China so that their everyday people could work instead of ours. This has worked out well for China and giant corporations, not so much for the American people.

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By: SamuelReich http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-814401 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:59:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-814401 All dealings with reps of other nations should be bugged, recorded and open to all news services with exception of details joint military actions.

In a nations of millions of people the politicians have to sell favors to finance their PR. WE have a right to know if the favors of US politicians are going to other nations.

Every fool knows trade deals with low wage nations means export of jobs.

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By: SamuelReich http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-814357 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:52:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-814357 How about having all US politicians wear a bug 24-7 connected to all the world’s news services. Someone pays for their PR and expects things like trade deals, contract, etc. The voters have a right to know.

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By: Pablo_III http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/09/does-the-u-s-pay-too-high-a-cost-for-free-trade-in-the-tpp-pact/#comment-813994 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:15:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39391#comment-813994 I would like to know if the author wishes to have their children working in textile mills and toy assembly factories…..you know, because we would be so much better off if we scrapped free trade and kept these jobs for ourselves.

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