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Mon May 20, 2019, 08:26 AM

In Trump's Trade War, Americans Will Be Asked To Show Economic Patriotism

Bob Best enthusiastically supports President Trump's tough policies against China and other countries.

"I'm not a big tariff guy. I'm a free trade guy," says Best, who manages a heating and air conditioning company in Kennesaw, Ga.

"But sometimes when the bully just doesn't listen, you've got to punch him in the mouth. And that's what he's doing."

Best supports the president's actions even though they affect him directly. The price of the heating and air conditioning units that his company sells went up by as much as $150 apiece after the cost of building them went up because Trump placed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports last year. He was forced to pass the increase onto his customers.

Trump will have to appeal to Americans' national pride, and even their patriotism, to succeed in leveling the playing field with China. That's because virtually every American is likely to feel an impact if Trump's tariffs go forward on just about everything imported from China. He will have to persuade Americans that what's at stake transcends their own interests.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/20/724357301/in-trumps-trade-war-americans-will-be-asked-to-show-economic-patriotism

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 08:45 AM

1. They should have showed patriotism when

Walmart moved into town and not shopped there. I have been inside a Walmart 2 times.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:08 AM

2. Show?

I think the word they are looking for is "commit".

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 09:59 AM

3. If you've ever wondered about the phrase ...

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel", this is what it means.

45 is asking people to suffer unnecessary losses for his destructive trade "policy*" by saying it's the patriotic thing to do. The very incarnation of the cliche.









*Technically, not so much a policy, as a protracted hissy-fit.

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