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Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 18, 2019 11:08AM
[www.dallasnews.com]
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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 18, 2019 12:13PM
Tariffs on automobiles sounds like the best way to kick the Best Economy Ever® right in the cojones.
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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 18, 2019 12:51PM
Great article Sam thanks for posting it. Shows very clearly how nonsensical it is to try and target "imported" cars to punish foreign companies, when so many of the parts are made in the US and many cases the assembly too.

And that it's ridiculous to frame the sale of cars by foreign-owned companies like Toyota as a national security threat.


"America does not go to war in a Ford Fiesta," the Association of Global Automakers wrote this week in a 12-page submission to the Commerce Department.
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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 18, 2019 01:29PM
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On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott wrote to Trump to urge him to reconsider the tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Republican, echoing Texans in both political parties, warned that the levies "may threaten future economic growth both in our state and across the country."

When it cuts close to home it always stings. Endorsement wasn’t a problem for the crap-ton of other things Trump has either done or proposed to Tejas.
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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 18, 2019 03:44PM
25 years ago my mom questioned why I bought a Honda instead of a Ford. I explained that I thought it was better for the US if I bought a car that was low emissions, gets 36 mpg and regularly lasts 250k miles instead of a car like her Escort that got 26 mpg, failed emissions tests, and had water pumps fail every 30k miles.



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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 18, 2019 05:01PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
25 years ago my mom questioned why I bought a Honda instead of a Ford. I explained that I thought it was better for the US if I bought a car that was low emissions, gets 36 mpg and regularly lasts 250k miles instead of a car like her Escort that got 26 mpg, failed emissions tests, and had water pumps fail every 30k miles.

A ridiculous reason. The leader says no climate change. Who are you going to believe Honda ads or our unsung hero prez?smiley-shocked003
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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: Bernie
Date: May 18, 2019 07:39PM
Good news: On Friday, the U.S. has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to end tariffs on metal imports.

As first reported by Politico, "The agreement completely lifts the 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum. In a development that will bring relief to pro-traders, it does not involve quotas." As the Washington Examiner's Colin Wilhelm notes, this should expedite congressional passage of the president's renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.




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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 18, 2019 07:48PM
Well somebody's finally talking sense to 45:


The prime minister said that the deal stemmed from steady conversations with the United States, including Mr. Trump, and that both sides agreed that the tariffs were “harming workers and consumers on both sides of the border.”

In recent weeks, the pressure on Mr. Trump to reach an accord with Canada and Mexico began to outweigh his affection for the tariffs.

According to a congressional aide who has been involved in the talks among the three countries, the White House was growing increasingly sensitive to pressure from Republicans in rural states, whose farmers have been suffering from retaliation that diminished their access to sell in neighboring markets. Their problems were compounded when talks with China broke down this month, this person said, and ultimately Mr. Trump decided that he needed a victory on trade.
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Re: Toyota” we are no security threat”
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 18, 2019 09:42PM
^^ It's #winning, today: Create a problem, back down and them claim victory.
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