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Ted180 Post time: 2018-8-3 15:44
Free in the limited sense that people can criticize the head of state and not be arrested. Lacking ...

Oh really?
Did you forget about the recent arrests protesting Trump and his policies in June of this year?

Nearly 600 protesters at Women's March arrested on Capitol Hill.
Several hundreds of protesters, mostly women, joined by Democratic lawmakers,
took center stage on Capitol Hill in a protest of the
president's immigration policies on Thursday.
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Ted180 Post time: 2018-8-3 15:44
Free in the limited sense that people can criticize the head of state and not be arrested. Lacking ...

I guess you missed the news less than two months ago.
Over 500 protesters arrested in the USA.
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pnp Post time: 2018-8-4 12:44
Even Maine lobster fishermen are complaining because they are selling much less to China since the ...

Sure they're complaining but not as much as Chinese manufacturers quickly leaving China (to avoid the tariffs). And soon there will be a lot of complaining Chinese (if not already).

Here is an example of the unfair Chinese tactics. China's 25% auto tariffs are highly unfair while compared to the US 2.5% auto tariffs. The US was once the world's No. 1 producer and exporter of cars and trucks. Now the top spot is held by China, thanks to trade policies that protected China's automotive sector. The unfairness has to stop.

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pnp Post time: 2018-8-4 12:44
Diehard Trump supporters can't see through the blinkers put there by Trump!
President Trump’s actions on trade shouldn’t surprise anyone who followed his 2016 presidential campaign. Again and again as he crisscrossed the U.S., the author of “The Art of the Deal” told crowds and the media that negotiating better trade deals was a key part of his Make America Great Again agenda.

While all Americans have benefitted from imported low-priced products, the costs in lost jobs and reduced incomes have primarily fallen on America’s working class. They noticed. They heard candidate Trump’s trade message and elected a president who promised to use his negotiating skills to improve the trade dynamic.

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With a trade deficit over $500 billion running in their favor, we need to create incentives for our trading partners to renegotiate our current relationships. That’s because nations – like people – rarely give up economic benefits they’ve grown used to having simply because doing so would be fair. They operate in their self-interest.

However, given this current trade imbalance, our trading partners have more to lose from reduced trade than we do. Using the potential of fairer and more balanced – but still lucrative – trade relationships as the carrot and economically punitive tariffs as the stick isn’t a magic wand. However, it could be a very effective approach in the hands of a skilled negotiator willing to do what it takes to convince our trading partners that we are serious – but open to negotiation.

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Trump has done what any president should do – he’s made it clear that America will not allow the unfair trade practices that have led to enormous trade deficits to continue.

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Trump has done what any president should do – he’s made it clear that America will not allow the u ...

What is so unfair about open markets and free trade?
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