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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:18 PM

Steel Tariffs Cause Iowa Factory to Scale Back Production

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/iowa/articles/2018-07-11/steel-tariffs-cause-iowa-factory-to-scale-back-production

DEWITT, Iowa (AP) An eastern Iowa factory has laid off workers, reduced production and delayed expansion plans in response to tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump's administration on steel imported from Canada.

The Black Cat Wear Parts factory in DeWitt has confirmed temporary layoffs of 10 of its 17 production employees this week, the Quad-City Times reported.

Plant Manager Josh Daniel said he hopes to rehire the employees, depending on future negotiations within the trade dispute. Canada began imposing retaliatory tariffs this month on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods.

"In my personal opinion, I would ask for free trade, especially among neighbors," Daniel said. "It is a global economy and supply chains are linked from one country to another country. And to put restrictions and taxes on that, especially among neighbors, is just wrong."

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jpak Wednesday OP
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Matthew28 Wednesday #2
Demsrule86 Wednesday #7
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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:31 PM

1. They really haven't a clue. They think this is going to all come out hunky dory for them.

He's wrecking them, and they think fairy dust comes out of his ass.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:37 PM

2. Being stupid

should hurt! Heck, it must hurt.

I hope it destroys the lives of millions of Trumpers.

I hope it doesn't harm anyone that isn't a trumper of course.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:58 PM

7. There are plenty of folks who are now unemployed in autos here in Ohio who are not Trumpers...

I seriously wonder where the compassion we used to feel for folks went.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:44 PM

3. It's a Canada based company and..

... they're moving tons of monthly steel production to Canada to save money.

Iowa's taking a pretty big hit when you factor in agricultural products.

Welp, gotta dance with the one that brung ya.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:51 PM

4. Yeah, but being "temporary" unemployed

as an American worker is stressful. The cost of living is rising.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:55 PM

5. Am listening to a baseball game tonight Brewers at Miami

Radio ad comes on from an AC company:

" have you heard about the aluminum tariffs. Could cost you thousands! Call now before it's too late for your AC needs"

I was gobsmacked

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:56 PM

6. It is happening in Ohio and Pennsylvania and also Michigan.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:01 PM

8. Good. Let the layoffs continue.

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