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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    The New York Times published an article this morning that spells out what effect the Trump tariffs would have on the economy of various states.

    If I were a lawmaker in either Michigan or Texas, I'd likely want to hang Trump up by his testicles, since both of these states depend heavily on imports from Mexico. Michigan would actually be hurt the most, since more than 10% of the state's economy depends on imports from Mexico. Every one of our 50 states imports at least some products from Mexico, which proves that Trump's tariffs on Mexico are a REALLY STUPID IDEA.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/business/economy/mexico-tariffs-state-by-state.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    Arizona; I call these things "pure blackmail" as the "mob" always does. The only hope I have that the GOP wakes up; but so far only a little sputter, nothing else.
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    Dutch:

    It looks like the mob boss won this round.

    Last night, he announced (by Twitter) that he was backing off his plan to impose increasingly more severe tariffs on Mexican goods.

    “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.

    Mr. Trump views the increase in immigration as a direct assault on his political brand and the promises that he made while running for president. He vowed to build a wall along the border and eliminate illegal immigration — two pledges that he has largely failed to deliver as president. Trump's tariffs, which were even opposed by Republicans senators, was simply a ploy to placate his die-hard base, since Mexico has agreed to take stronger action against families fleeing crime-ridden countries in Central America.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/us/politics/trump-tariffs-mexico.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage