U.S. Workers Support Trump’s Tariffs But Wonder If It’s Too Late

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By AFP Staff

It is not hyperbole to say that globalists are in a tizzy over the tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump on steel, aluminum, and other foreign goods. Tough talk over trade is resonating in many parts of the United States, however, where blue-collar workers and local shop owners have suffered for decades at the hands of multinational corporations and bought-and-paid-for politicians.

Since the passage of so-called “free trade” deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement in the 1990s, the United States has lost millions of good-paying jobs. Thousands more locally owned stores and manufacturers have been forced to close their doors, and the truth settled into America: Global trade was neither free nor fair for average Americans.

In trade deal after trade deal pushed by previous presidential administrations that were in the pockets of big business, the United States was forced to jettison any and all worker and industry protections while countries like South Korea, India, and China were allowed to keep theirs. Even wealthy European countries were allowed to keep their value-added taxes that make foreign goods more expensive and help local businesses and workers since, technically, they were not direct barriers to trade.

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Then came Trump, who called the world’s bluff and initiated trade policies that put America—and its hardworking middle class—first.

Evidence of all of this came recently when Trump announced that the U.S. was placing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Soft-handed executives from multinational corporations howled in pain, blasting the tariffs as violations of free trade. Undaunted, the Trump administration moved ahead with the plan, but not everyone is crying about it.

According to a recent report in the UK Guardian newspaper, steel workers in the Rust Belt say they are happy that Trump is following through on his campaign promise of putting America first.

Bruce Haines, a former US Steel executive, told the Guardian that the tariff was “long overdue.”

He added: “Steel and aluminum tariffs are necessary to protect from unfair dumped steel. . . . Like the tax cuts, only Trump has the balls to pull this off. In this case he is fulfilling his campaign promise to Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri, while also helping West Virginia and Kentucky reopen coal mines needed for steel, as well as getting the Minnesota iron ore mines back up and running—all employing the forgotten American worker that crossed the aisle to vote for Trump.”

The problem, however, is that many are wondering, after nearly four decades of free trade, if it’s too late for the tariffs to help U.S. workers.

“Many of my brothers think it’s about 30 to 40 years too late,” Larry Neff, who worked at Bethlehem Steel for 25 years, told the Guardian. “None of the older plants could be started up again, and many of the mills producing steel now are owned by other countries.”

You can read the Guardian article here.

Tell us what you think about the tariffs on foreign imports in the comments below. Are they good for America, or will they just lead to a trade war that will cost struggling Americans even more money?

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3 Comments on U.S. Workers Support Trump’s Tariffs But Wonder If It’s Too Late

  1. When is some one from the Alternative media or American Free press going to petition Trump to Pardon Yorie Kahl

  2. As An American Born Citizen….I Believe For To Long….American Citizens Have Forgotten To Think like NATIONALISTS. We Must Think like Nationalists To Survive In This New World Of Today. As The President Has Stated…For to Long…Past Presidents Have Screwed Over The American Worker. Even CANADA Has Taken Advantage Of The American Worker And Dairy Farmer. 270% Tariff On Our dairy Products to Canada”’! Who The Hell Do The Socialists (Canucks) To The North Think They Are””?”’! How Did BUSH Allow This to Happen? Or..Clinton Or Reagan Or Obama? This is NOT A Republican Thing! It Is a Indifferent and incompetent Government On The FEDERAL Level! TRUMP Is The American President Who wants To Put AMERICAN CITIZEN First’! I Salute Him And I Say…..Give Them HELL”! Donald”! I’m With You 100%’! GO AMERICA…! We Are NATIONALIST Under His Administration.

  3. People, including the distinguished Pat Buchanan fails to make the connection that the Republican is the creation of big business, and the bankers. Abraham Lincoln was primarily backed by these people as was the Republican Party of the 1850s.

    Note, it was the previous disgruntled Whig Party which the voters rejected that switched to simply being called Republicans as they split off from Jefferson’s Democrat-Republican Party. Before the Whig these same philosophical people were from the Federalist Party, created by Alexander Levine, aka Alexander Hamilton. He was go between and representative of the Rothschild bankers.

    There is nothing strange or unusual about previous Republican Party. Nor do I see anything strange or odd in changes Trump is supporting.

    To my thoughts Trump is only following an updated agenda being proposed by the bankers and Zionists.

    I say this because tariffs were played only after the War of Northern Aggression by the Republican Party which had previously supported high tariffs.

    I see Trump using these tariffs again only as an additional source of revenue, which was what they wete originally designed for. Though it is still a tax.

    Michael– Deo Vindicabamur
    Classical Historian Western Civilization

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