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    United States Inflation Rate | 2019 | Data |...

    United States Inflation Rate | 2019 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

    Prices broadly are not moving upward by 10-25% in response to the tariffs. This is not debatable.



    It is a real...
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    Big fail there. Factories do drop their prices. ...

    Big fail there. Factories do drop their prices. You are wrong.

    My Customers Don’t Pay Trump’s Tariffs - WSJ

    Lookup the producer price indices for China - it's been going down since this all...
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    Why would the burden be on me? I'm not the one...

    Why would the burden be on me? I'm not the one making an extreme proposition here. Others are saying it is only paid by the consumer. Obviously that is not the case. I am saying that it is a...
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    Is that the case when factories (that's the...

    Is that the case when factories (that's the sellers) drop their prices? No.

    Is that the case when the currency weakens? No.

    That would be the seller paying it. Technically, in this case,...
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    I love TheBalance - that's a great site. ...

    I love TheBalance - that's a great site. However, the ag protection is also highly political. I'm not quite sure why that wasn't mentioned there. It's the same with textiles, or has been...
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    Did you even read what I said? Obviously not. ...

    Did you even read what I said? Obviously not. Here's the relevant part that you skipped over.

    The "bailout money" that every anti-Trumper likes to tout is pretty miniscule considering we spend...
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    You call one small group of people that didn't...

    You call one small group of people that didn't even really see a huge, unprecedented hit screaming? That's pathetic.

    Soybean prices didn't even move that much relative to the past. About an 18%...
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    So are you going to actually try to dispute...

    So are you going to actually try to dispute anything they said, or just fall back on the failing idea of because a company was once in a scandal, that means everything they do is 100% wrong? I guess...
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    Reading comprehension, F Moody's is one of the...

    Reading comprehension, F

    Moody's is one of the big ratings agencies. Their evaluations, whether or not they testified to make people happy in 2008, are not worthless. That is why governments,...
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    I'll type this really slowly also so you can get...

    I'll type this really slowly also so you can get it the fifth or sixth time now: your "it's just wall street BS" is not only with moody's but with anyone. You said it of the NASDAQ, CME, apparently...
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    Ok. So completely ignoring whether you know what...

    Ok. So completely ignoring whether you know what they said there about the lumber company is valid or not, which of course you have no clue, just exactly who is a trusted source? The Global Times...
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    So is no one going to talk about any of the...

    So is no one going to talk about any of the tariffs we already had before he became president? The thousands of them? Or the thousands of tariffs other countries have? I don't see where he...
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    Totally and completely disagree. The WTO's...

    Totally and completely disagree. The WTO's dispute settlement is a joke. You said it yourself, going on for a decade. And you think it should work that way? Just like when China held up...
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    Not out of date at all, nor an assertion. It is...

    Not out of date at all, nor an assertion. It is a fact. Lookup the Jones Act. It is still in force today. That is a real thing.



    Find me a domestic route flown by foreign carriers. They...
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    So you did lie. You just repeated what someone...

    So you did lie. You just repeated what someone else said he said. And a known liar at that. You have no idea if he said that or not.



    You said, verbatim, and I quote, "[Trump] said he trusts...
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    This would all be true if an FTA simply meant a...

    This would all be true if an FTA simply meant a few lower tariffs from 3-5% or whatever average tariff rate down to zero, which doesn't even count highly sensitive sectors that could be freed up and...
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    I asked you for sources. Here are the ones I...

    I asked you for sources. Here are the ones I asked about.


    You lied when you said he "said he trusts Putin's word more than our own intelligence services". You lied when you said he "Most...
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    Totally agree about Chinese statistics, but in...

    Totally agree about Chinese statistics, but in this instance, what would be the goal of saying you have higher debt than you do? In fact, if anything, I believe that they would be making it look...
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    Good example of what I was talking about. Do you...

    Good example of what I was talking about. Do you know how much that is? That's a lot.


    They also use it to fund their government and people. Police departments, hospitals, you name it.


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    Hold on. Stop. This is not finance doom and...

    Hold on. Stop. This is not finance doom and gloom. This is a fact borne out by statistics. That was a graph of statistics. They have more corporate debt than in the US. What you said was...
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    You sure about that? ...

    You sure about that?

    https://www.merics.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/merics_ChinaMonitor_ChinaCorporateLeverage_RGB_exhibit-2.jpg

    Looks like more corporate debt than the US to me. Not to...
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    Ok. Let's see them. Burden of proof lies on...

    Ok. Let's see them. Burden of proof lies on you. Still waiting for explanations as to why Trump did what Russia did not want if he's so "whatever-Putin-wants". Are you going to provide any of...
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    I'm for renewables/nuclear, but I think it's less...

    I'm for renewables/nuclear, but I think it's less impactful and doable than what you're suggesting. Doing it requires a ton of investment, in the amounts of trillions and trillions of dollars, and...
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    Let's see proof of that. I'm not saying you're...

    Let's see proof of that. I'm not saying you're definitely lying, but I haven't seen this. Show me where he told foreign diplomats to use his hotel. It's believable, but you need proof for a crime,...
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    That was already watered down before it was ever...

    That was already watered down before it was ever even repealed. It did not change everything overnight when Clinton got rid of it. Banks now cannot do the same things they could before and have to...
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