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Mon May 13, 2019, 01:13 PM

Tom Cotton says sacrifice of Americans paying tariffs is "minimal" compared to those serving oversea

Source: CBS

As the U.S. and China inch closer to an all-out trade war, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says that the sacrifice Americans will pay for President Trump's tariffs are "minimal" compared to those serving overseas. President Trump has maintained that Americans would not be fronting the brunt of the cost for tariffs, but many, including the president's own economic adviser, say they will.

"There will be some sacrifices on the part of Americans, I grant you that, but I also would say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas that are fallen heroes that are laid to rest in Arlington make," Cotton told "CBS This Morning" when asked about the impact of tariffs on farmers in his own state of Arkansas.

Cotton, the author of "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery," said that in the long term, the goal is to make sure that the U.S. "remains preeminent as a global super power both in the economic and the security" worlds.

The price tag for that "preeminence" on the average American family, according to trade experts falls between $700 to $1,000.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-cotton-says-sacrifice-of-americans-paying-tariffs-is-minimal-compared-to-those-serving-overseas/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=67320048





What an odious pos.

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Reply Tom Cotton says sacrifice of Americans paying tariffs is "minimal" compared to those serving oversea (Original post)
demmiblue May 13 OP
saidsimplesimon May 13 #1
Zoonart May 13 #2
duforsure May 13 #3
SWBTATTReg May 13 #4
lagomorph777 May 13 #29
badhair77 May 13 #5
matt819 May 13 #6
sinkingfeeling May 13 #7
dem4decades May 13 #8
Iliyah May 13 #9
msongs May 13 #10
NCjack May 13 #11
Mr.Bill May 13 #12
mr_lebowski May 13 #13
still_one May 13 #14
jmowreader May 13 #18
lagomorph777 May 13 #30
jmowreader May 13 #34
lagomorph777 May 13 #46
Hekate May 13 #15
pamdb May 13 #16
modrepub May 13 #17
Linda Ed May 13 #19
Grins May 13 #20
lagomorph777 May 13 #31
jmowreader May 13 #21
marble falls May 13 #22
Vinca May 13 #23
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enki23 May 13 #27
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:15 PM

1. Thanks for posting

What an odious pos.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:15 PM

2. And just what might we be sacrificing for?....

the war effort. The war on America being waged by Donals Trump? WTAF?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:18 PM

3. So , he should give us all money back like he did to the farmers

When they got screwed over from stupid dufus tricks that backfired too! Where's our refunds from stupid policies?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:19 PM

4. What does the heck Cotton's remarks on serving overseas have to do w/ rumps' tariffs? NT

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:22 PM

29. Conflation. "Support the troops by ... overpaying for your socks?"

or something like that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:20 PM

5. Tom, the sacrifice of your not being re-elected would be minimal

compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas.

The sacrifice of the orange one resigning would be minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas.

Seriously, we could do this all day and I like the options I proposed better than paying tariff money.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:27 PM

6. WTF?

This is beyond idiotic.

How do you have a rational discussion with people this fantastically stupid?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:32 PM

7. He's such a fake POS! Always yapping about his glorious

military and how much he (rich, spoiled, racist) sacrificed for the country.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:38 PM

8. Maybe a story on how happy farmers are to lose their farms

Due to the tariffs.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:44 PM

9. Another nutty GOPers . . .

Shakes head.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:49 PM

10. wish I was in the land of...cotton. Not nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:59 PM

11. Invested pensions of many seniors will leave them without income to live.

Sen. Cotton minimizes their sacrifices to protect the riches of the rich.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:00 PM

12. The difference is

the people serving overseas volunteered for it when they joined the military, and are given compensation they agreed to for doing so.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:08 PM

13. Sounds like a really lame/cheesy way to transition to talking about his new book

about the sacrifices of our soldiers ... Pimping his book was likely the only reason he was on the broadcast to begin with.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:12 PM

14. Cotton is a f**king moran. All they have to do is look at the stock market to realize what a

disaster an all out trade war is

It isn't just China either, European autos are now be threatened to be part of this

smoot hawley tariff act worked real well for Hoover, when he disregarded the financial experts who told him to veto it, and they f**king republicans are following the same script

I am to the point that Americans are getting exactly what they deserve.

The lessons were not learned from 2000, and in 2008 when we were on the brink of an economic implosion, President Obama and his administration pulled us back from the brink, and into recovery.


However, when 2016 came about, all was forgotten, and we are now facing as serious a problem as we did in 2008

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Response to still_one (Reply #14)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:38 PM

18. There's one massive difference between then and now

The president we have now is completely incapable of doing what needs to be done to fix the looming disaster.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #18)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:25 PM

30. So was Hoover.

That's how we got FDR.

We need an FDR now (but minus the racism).

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #30)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:12 PM

34. I am very hesitant in comparing Trump to Hoover

Hoover was actually trying to help the US economy. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act was designed to stimulate domestic production by making it more expensive to import than to manufacture here...and according to history, in the first few months the tariff was in operation it worked as advertised.

Unfortunately for anyone who likes tariffs, if ANYTHING goes wrong in the world - like the Austrian central bank collapsing - the whole thing goes to shit.

Today's Republican believes in "starve the beast" economics. They really, really, REALLY want to get rid of social programs. ALL social programs. They don't like food aid to the poor, cash aid to the poor, medical aid to the poor, government-funded health insurance for the elderly, government-funded retirement programs, ANYTHING. The whole intent of anything a Republican comes up with is to deplete the treasury so bad that the Democrats will knuckle under and say "fine, fine, you win, get rid of (insert name of program they want to destroy today)." (And then, naturally, they will go on every right-wing talk show and claim it was the Democrats who got rid of that program, and they'll repeat it incessantly so all the people the GOP just fucked will run straight to the polls and vote the Democrats out.)

Add to my list of campaign promises if I ever run for president: As your leader my first official act in office will be to declare the Republican National Committee a terrorist organization.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #34)

Mon May 13, 2019, 11:02 PM

46. Yeah, Hoover sucked but he wasn't deliberately trying to destroy the country.

Trump/Putin's goal is pretty obvious: Destroy America so Putin can rule the world.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:12 PM

15. That statement is breathtaking in its hypocrisy

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:13 PM

16. Bates motel guy


Who the fuck cares what the Bates motel guy says about anything. And what the hell does the ability to make living for ones family have to do with having been in the military? He's disgusting.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:16 PM

17. Non Sequitur

Have no idea what this Senator means. In his defense, looking at the comments sections for any articles on this subject really tells you most people have no idea how the economy works. They think if they raise prices on Chinese imports, instantaneously those items will be replace by American-made products and people will be employed in these instantaneous new industries.

I think we watch too much TV and play too many video games because people seem to be under this false impression that you can create an industry from thin air to replace something you wreck. China didn't become a manufacturing giant overnight, and much of our manufacturing base closed up shop in the late 90s and early 00s. It could come back but it will take lots of capital to rebuild and lots of training to get the right employees to work in these jobs. It ain't going to happen overnight. In the mean time, goods cost more, people loose their jobs (in shipping for example), and the economy will suffer. True capitalism minimizes costs to provide the goods people demand. All this other extraneous crap people are pushing (safe guarding trade secrets, keeping America's industrial base vital) isn't following capitalistic principles and will create market inefficiencies and waste resources in the long run.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:42 PM

19. Are there tariffs on ivankas shoes and clothes?

Only the people who fell for the Mexico-will-pay-for-it gag will fall for the China-will-pay-for-it gag...The bobbleheads will fall in line of course,,,,,I posted yesterday that China would retaliate and more than likely make demands now for the loans they gave USA..

He can’t even get his friends on Wall Street to buy this nonsense:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/12/goldman-trump-tariff-costs-fall-entirely-on-us-businesses-households.html

Goldman Sachs said the cost of tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump last year against Chinese goods has fallen “entirely” on American businesses and households, with a greater impact on consumer prices than previously expected.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:44 PM

20. Your Monday morning Non Sequitur..

"There will be some sacrifices on the part of Americans, I grant you that, but I also would say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make." Cotton.

What about the sacrifices of children in cages. Tommy?

And it you really want to "Support Our Troops!!", you could....raise taxes....!

Why is this weasel on TV?

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Response to Grins (Reply #20)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:26 PM

31. Trump's tariff IS a tax hike. So is his "tax cut."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:53 PM

21. Although The Troops is a standard GOP trump card...

If I was a senator from a rice-growing State I wouldn’t be very happy about a trade war with China.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:05 PM

22. Just another way to tax the only party to a tariff that won't make money off it: the middle and ...

lower classes.

As a vet myself I think Cotton should be slapped for trivializing our service. This is about income redistribution and not a darn thing about any obligation to the Republic.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:07 PM

23. What a stupid thing to say. There's no comparison whatsoever.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:29 PM

24. Stupid jerk!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:56 PM

25. These people have lost their fucking minds.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:07 PM

26. Apples are red, Oranges are orange.

Got it, idiot?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:11 PM

27. 11-year-olds forced to give birth should be grateful...

for the larger sacrifice of soldiers who died for the right of Republicans to force them to give birth to their rapist's child.

This shit works for everything.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:22 PM

28. My son is overseas--his family is ALSO paying for those tariffs

F-O, Cotton

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:47 PM

32. Now that's a really idiotic position to take

But then it would be typical for Senator Cotton.
It's like comparing Soybeans and bullets.
Our soldiers get to both put their lives on the line, AND pay to higher cost of goods that result from a tariff, AND struggle to sell their farm products during a tariff war.
The real damage is to the manufacturing sector and the farmers. The individual price is fairly high for most American families, but the collective damage is to jobs in the affected industries.
And speaking of farmers, most family run farms don't have a lot of extra cash lying around to carry them over from year to year.
If the cost of farm equipment and other goods they need goes up, and they can't sell their crops...well, it could spell the loss of their farm.
You would think that someone who grew up on his family's cattle farm would have a better understanding of how hard it is for many farmers to stay solvent.
But then he is a republican, and...well there isn't a lot of concern for lower and middle class people there.

Patrick Phillips

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:04 PM

33. So Senator Dumbass, military families don't buy Chinese-made consumer goods?

Most military families I know aren't exactly drowning in cash. This tariff tax will hurt them too.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:25 PM

35. What the hell does that even mean?

Those two things have nothing to do with each other. It's beyond embarrassing that dipshits like this are able to become lawmakers in this country.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:28 PM

36. The media is finally reporting that Trump LIED about his tariffs and now Cotton is doing damage

control for trump. Shame that he has to bring in the troops . damn

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:31 PM

37. Graph--the impact of Tariffs on consumer prices...........

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 06:01 PM

38. 10 points for comparing apples to chainsaws

What a fucking tool he is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:12 PM

39. Apples and oranges you stupid son of a bitch..

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:13 PM

40. So is he contending that

our Soldier's sacrifice is completely unnecessary too?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:50 PM

41. Well let's send Tom Cotton to China then

and he can straighten those commies out.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:51 PM

42. What the Fuck?

more wrapping himself in the flag to excuse shot decision making.

When our economy goes in the toilet, he will make another excuse, no doubt service comparison related.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:03 PM

43. Somewhere a village is missing its idiot

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:35 PM

44. Thanks for the sack of false equivalence Cottonmouth.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:41 PM

45. Ex-military folks love this stuff. Besides, many shop at base exchanges. No taxes there.

I might also add, which people on the right and left really hate to hear, is that our military is all volunteer.

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