arty wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:31 am
I don't want to get into a political debate and won’t. If you remember your history, tariffs contributed to the Great Depression. They might have worked 50 years ago, but too much industry is now international, with manufacturing cutting across borders.
Tarriffs make it difficult for companies like Spyderco to plan production, since they can’t know where the next target will be. They cut into profits and as a consumer of Spyderco knives, I would rather see their production costs held in check.
It's a double edged sword, one that has been degrading the US over the past decades.
The US has been moving fast forward to a service industry Country, that's NOT good for anyone other than the top 1%. Contrary to popular belief they don't create anything for anyone but themselves to manufacture more personal wealth. They have been selling out our Country for decades.
Things have gotten way out of balance and they do need to be brought back in line.
The US needs to start thinking about the US 1st again.
We need to stop supporting other Countries at the expense of our own, even China now has a middle class while the US's middle class is shrinking more ever year.
There does need to be a lot of massive changes, one being a complete revamp of Corporate Law making the Individuals personally reasonable and accountable by removing the protection of the Corporate umbrella.
Another would be Term Limits for Congress, that also will go a long way towards cleaning out Washington and hopefully get people in there that will represent us again.