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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 01:05 AM

Would Bernie Be More In Protective of US Interests In Trade Than Trump?

On the subject of trade, particularly with China, will there be much difference between Bernie and Trump? Indeed, wouldn't Bernie be even more aggressive than Trump in threatening to impose tariffs and stifle trade between the two countries?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2018/07/11/trumps-new-tariffs-on-china-200-billions/#691619da179d

China has been a favorite American political punching bag for years. But not since Trump took the White House has campaign rhetoric turned into action. A Democratic leader, Bernie Sanders, has opposed numerous trade deals and blamed China for the disappearing middle class.

Lets be clear: one of the major reasons that the middle class in America is disappearing, poverty is increasing and the gap between the rich and everyone else is growing wider and wider is due to our disastrous unfettered free trade policy," Sanders says.

I want to see the people in China live in a democratic society with a higher standard of living. I want to see that, but I dont think that has to take place at the expense of the American worker, Sanders has said. I dont think decent-paying jobs in this country have got to be lost as companies shut down here and move to China. I want to see the Chinese people do as well, but I do not want to see the collapse of the American middle class take place, and I will fight against that as hard as I can.

Sanders is considered the front-runner to challenge Trump in 2020 at this time.

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TomCADem Dec 5 OP
KPN Dec 5 #1
Control-Z Dec 5 #2
Cha Dec 5 #4
Control-Z Dec 5 #5
Cha Dec 5 #7
betsuni Dec 5 #10
Cha Dec 5 #3
murielm99 Dec 5 #6
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 01:34 AM

1. Tariffs? There's a lot more to trade than tariffs.

Im guessing Bernie is aware of what instruments exist in the tool bag and the pluses and minuses of each. Im sure hes a hell of a lot more knowledgeable than Individual 1.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:40 AM

2. Who is saying this?

"Sanders is considered the front-runner to challenge Trump in 2020 at this time."


This is the first I've heard.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:46 AM

4. No where have I seen it except

in the OP.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:55 AM

5. Yup.

It's messed up, though. Isn't it? I think I have 2016 PTSD. Just thinking about another election season of that gives me a panic attack. It's like Groundhog's Day.

I've been thinking I might go over to ATA and ask about it, or make some suggestions for new 2020 rules. I just can't...., um, go through it again. I can't.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:06 AM

7. I hear ya loud and clear, Control-Z..

We'll have to see how more of it pans out..

But for now.. & Beto's not even running yet..

Beto O'Rourke seen as a top contender in 2020: poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the most popular Democrat in the potential 2020 primary, with 28 percent of Democratic and independent voters saying theyd most likely vote for him, according to the poll released on Monday.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/419455-beto-orourke-seen-as-top-contender-in-2020-race-for-white-house-poll

Either one of them would be exponentially better than BS.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:25 AM

10. I've seen it in the media.

AP referred to him as a front-runner or one of the front-runners. Google produces other headlines: "Bernie Sanders 'front-runner' for 2020 nomination" "Bernie Sanders is already a front-runner for the Democrats" "Bernie Sanders is the Democrats' real 2020 front-runner."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:45 AM

3. No, BS isn't "considered the front runner"

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 02:58 AM

6. I read the article.

It calls him the front runner in two places, with nothing to back it up.

I call bullshit.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:08 AM

8. It is BullShit..

Beto's not even running yet..

Beto O'Rourke seen as a top contender in 2020: poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the most popular Democrat in the potential 2020 primary, with 28 percent of Democratic and independent voters saying theyd most likely vote for him, according to the poll released on Monday.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/419455-beto-orourke-seen-as-top-contender-in-2020-race-for-white-house-poll

Either one of them would be exponentially better than BS.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 03:17 AM

9. If I had a dollar for every "top contender to challenge Trump in 2020"

I'd soon be able to buy Trump Tower

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