Re: International Trade

By Michael Master (author of Save America Now, Rules for Conservatives, and The Birth

The Constitution says that the federal government can impose import taxes on goods from outside of the Country in any way that it wishes,  on anyone that it wants, for any reasons.   Those tariffs do not have to be applied equally to all imports because those outside of the USA are not USA citizens and have no rights in the USA.   Import tariffs can be imposed selectively by product, by country of origin, by any way that can be conceived.   

At the same time, no taxes can be imposed on exports or on transactions between the states.   
The Constitution is mostly about what the government can and cannot do.    
Who are objecting the most to import tariffs?  Those USA companies and foreigners who sell more and ship more into the USA than they buy from the USA or ship out of the USA.   
Will exports be lost?  Sure.  But more imports will be converted to USA made products than the exports that are lost.  The USA imports $800 billion more in products than it exports.   Therefore, more USA workers will be employed by converting those imports to American made products.   
At parity between imports and exports, 800 billion is worth 8 million new jobs.   That’s a huge amount of additional taxes and Social Security contributions.    If all imports are converted to USA products, then that could be trillions of dollars and up to 30 million new jobs.  GDP will increase dramatically and employee pay will increase dramatically.   
Will importers and exporters be hurt at parity?  Maybe.  But even if all imports and all exports go away, the USA comes out ahead by $800 billion per year and 8 million more jobs.   
We need to be more self sufficient, independent, and less interdependent…  Declaration of Independence.     
 i.e.  who gets hurt by the Keystone Pipeline?   Anyone who exports oil to the USA that will be replaced by the Keystone like Burlington Northern that is owned by Warren Buffett.       Who benefits?  Americans with more jobs and more oil.   
The same is true for most other imports.  Globalists will be the only ones who get hurt … those who bet against the USA… like Warren Buffett, George Soros and their friends.    
When was the last time that you flew in a commercial jet?  And what did they at the start of the flight?  “Put on your own oxygen mask before you try to help someone else.”  
America first.   Help America first before we try to help others.   A strong America will be of more help to others than a weak America.    An independent America will be of more help to others than an interdependent America.    

Michael Charles Master is the author of Save America Now, Rules for Conservatives, and now The Birth Famine. A former executive at IBM, Amdahl and some smaller companies, he has with 14 years of it as an owner/partner of a high tech company; Mr. Master takes a very pragmatic approach to problem solving. He uses QIT (quality improvement technique).

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2 Responses to Re: International Trade

  1. Bernard Cane February 5, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Michael C Master is a visionary and a true Patriot. Sadly, a huge portion of the American people relying on the untrue and slanted writings of two anti-Americans, Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky, for a distorted perspectives of ournation’s history. God help us.



  2. William Hicks February 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Certainly worth as much to consider as what we’ve been put through for decades.


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