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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:15 AM

Ryan urges Trump to pursue trade deals, not tariffs

Source: Politico


By DOUG PALMER 07/12/2018 10:42 AM EDT

House Speaker Paul Ryan warned Thursday that the United States risks falling behind the rest of the world because other countries are pursuing free trade deals more aggressively.

Ryan, speaking before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., also said he hoped President Donald Trump's moves to impose tariffs on China and other nations was a negotiating tactic that would only remain in place until trade deals with those countries are worked out.

At the same time, Ryan threw cold water on the idea of Congress passing legislation to bar Trump from imposing tariffs, since that would require a veto-proof majority. On Wednesday, the Senate passed a non-binding measure pushing back against Trump's tariffs, but stricter legislation is having a tough time getting enough bipartisan backing.

Although Trump campaigned as a deal-maker, his administration has yet to embark on any new trade negotiations. It made some minor changes to a six-year-old free trade agreement with South Korea but has yet to complete a lengthy renegotiation of NAFTA. Other countries, though, have a much more active agenda.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/12/paul-ryan-trump-tariffs-trade-deals-1555783

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Reply Ryan urges Trump to pursue trade deals, not tariffs (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:47 AM

1. Once you help create a Frankenstein, it's hard to reign it in.

This Frankenstein isn't too smart, doesn't take advice, doesn't read much less study issues, and insults our friends while praising murderous dictators.

There are no reigns on him. He was bolstered in the beginning by the wimpy Repubs who were either reveling in the tax cuts and deregulation they got, or cowering in fear of the evil authoritarian President who ruins careers and turns on people for the slightest of offenses or because it benefits himself.

The monster is unleashed. Ivanka seems to be the only one he listens to. She doesn't care about tariffs, since Dad exempted HER companies from them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:57 AM

2. Trump hasn't made a single fucking trade deal, Ryan. He only breaks them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

3. another fart from the useless Ryan

just to stink the room up a little.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:42 AM

4. Grow a spine, Speaker Ryan. Require him to do trade negotiations. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:49 PM

5. These guys aren't going to do nothing...it's amazing, they were the ...

'do nothing' congress when they didn't have control of congress, and now that they do, guess what? All of their work went into passing a tax law favoring their donors, and that the bulk of it. Anything else? Nothing...now their excuse is that everything they do has to be veto-proof. Excuse after excuse after excuse. Hold their feet to the fire and I hope to god that they burn off w/ all of their lies and hypocrisy...

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