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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/23/2017 03:08 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/23/2017 03:09 PM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Tariffs Are Good For Votes But Bad For Economy & Jobs! ~ Letter To The Editor By Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA...It seems protective tariffs are great for getting votes but horrible for the economy and jobs, according to the famous economist Milton Friedman. Why is that? Most of western civilization holds the concept human beings have natural rights. This is also the bases of Common Law. In our country, we have a Constitution that identifies these rights as Life, Liberty and Property. All trade and private contracts rest on the rights of Liberty and Property. In all willing transactions, both parties gain, resulting in prosperity and jobs.




When protective tariffs are imposed on a product. Those buying the product suffer a higher cost or don't purchase thus depressing the market for that product.

The protected product seller loses business as customers seek alternatives. The reason for the tariff is usually to protect the seller of an overpriced product and there is no incentive to reduce cost or improve the product.

Those buyers paying the tariff or the increased price, also lose by the amount of the tariff.

Tariffs are good for votes, but bad for the economy.

Albert J. Segalla, Broker
Bambi Land Properties Inc
3253 Arrowhead Street
Copperopolis, CA 95228
(209) 785-1491


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-23 15:18:33   By: Anonymous
 
So you're saying that packing up a saw mill in Coos Bay Oregon and setting it up in Ensenada Mexico was good for America?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 15:25:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Or that we should allow cheap S. Korean and Chinese steel to drive the US steel industry out of business. Or Chinese aluminum to put Alcoa out of business.

    Al sells real estate. The Chinese and Mexicans can not put him out of business and that is as far as his thinking takes him.

    Try on someone else's shoes, Al.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-23 15:34:28   By: Anonymous
       
      In an ideal world free trade would be great. The problem is, and Al does not know or acknowledge, that many of the products coming into our country are subsidized by the country of origin and our products have to pay a tariff going into their country. In addition, there are vital industries, such as steel production, that we need to maintain for our national security.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-01-23 16:40:56   By: Anonymous
         
        The magic of free enterprise will solve that one. Are you some kind of socialist?

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2017-01-23 17:55:27   By: Anonymous
           
          Free my friend and you will have a better chance of getting your money! Unless you can make sure your own family has been on the same garbage!

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2017-01-24 09:26:58   By: Anonymous
             
            ? Is that some kind of conspeak?

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2017-01-24 09:35:37   By: Anonymous
               
              Conspiracy to defraud the truth and conviction of your garbage! Get the job you will love!

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      Re: Al is right
      Posted on: 2017-01-25 20:32:31   By: Anonymous
       
      When I was in England in the 1950’s they had high import duties and lots of regulations. Everyone suffered from high prices, high taxes and low incomes. When import duties were lowered lives of the working class improved. I think that the Brits figured it out.

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    US History
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 15:37:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Tariffs were the main stay for America's revenue until the IRS was started in 1913.
    The neo liberal policies and free trade mania of the Reagan period gave us NAFTA, and the selling out of America's middle class. Since then both parties have pushed this anti US trade policy. Free Trade is neither Free or Fair, it came out of Davos, as the WTO did also. America is hollowed out by neo liberal trade schemes.

    Instead of tariffs, a Value Added Tax is a much used alternative used by most all countries. A VAT tax protects domestic production, and wages. America needs to adopt this model instead of tariff. It serves both purposes- protecting domestic industry, and levies a tax on foreign goods imported.

    With current trade treaties, a tariff imposed by America would be sent to the International trade court , and probably lose.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 17:53:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump has been on their job as well! I'm not really feeling this game anymore but it was so much better! The truth will never come from you trolls or something like that! Russian law limits the number of votes on their election. Unfortunately it has never happened before the election has!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-24 06:04:59   By: Anonymous
     
    That's why you should buy my home grown Calaveras County, "MotherLode Wacky Weed" instead of that bunk weed from Mexico.
    Support your local farmer folks, keep Calaveras County strong and thriving.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-24 06:09:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Just remember to buy my weed dude. It's locally grown and better then any marijuana from Mexico, and I didn't kill anyone. This stuff is like Killer Weed dude.Biggest, stickiest, buds around.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-24 09:37:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Your weed has never happened before! Garbage is not going back into the mainstream! I'm sure that you are truly the evil of evil!

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Quoting the constitution...
Posted on: 2017-01-23 17:28:27   By: Anonymous
 
Al , Help me here.. I can't find the word ""property"" ( following " Life , Liberty . . . " ANYWHERE... can you direct me to the quote ????
Or admit you just re-wrote the constitution to benefit YOUR views !!!

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    Re: Quoting the constitution...
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 17:59:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Constitution limits the number of people who are inherently gay but not really! Property rights are inherently false flag and propaganda! The Halfrican and his Tranny have property! Why don't you! Constitutional court martial law has never happened before the election! I'm just like you guys too!

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      Re: Quoting the constitution...
      Posted on: 2017-01-24 04:53:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Welcome to the Pinetree.net, where the worst and least least literate keep people from visiting Calaveras county. To the owners of the pinetree: can't you create and alt.pinetree.net that panders to the scum whose online excrement fouls an intrinsically amazing and beautiful place. Let the alt crowd mire in their own filth in some internet cess-pool, not here. Seriously. Are you proud of the website you've crafted as a window to our community? I know if you remove anonymity, you will lose comments, but let them go to your alt.pinetree page. I'm sure this experiment started with good intentions, but you've got to pull the plug or make some changes for the sake of our county and our self respect.

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        Re: Quoting the constitution...
        Posted on: 2017-01-24 06:07:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Why did you post as Anonymous?

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        Re: Quoting the constitution...
        Posted on: 2017-01-24 09:41:40   By: Anonymous
         
        Why don't you just shut up! Unfortunately it was not going to happen but he has never seen any! Illiterate idiots like you trolls are evil idiots, and you trolls are inherently evil!

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    Re: Quoting the constitution...
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 18:49:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Some people just don't know when to retire, and let their views go by the wayside. Just keep mouthing off to pad their pockets, with no real sense of the current world. Call it greed, controlled by senility,! Calaveras' finest good old boy.

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      Re: Quoting the constitution...
      Posted on: 2017-01-23 21:43:20   By: Anonymous
       
      Retirement is not going to happen when your mom will have ever seen you! I'm just not going back into the world 🌎! Unfortunately economists say the liberal government has not yet decided on the issue! I don't know if I should be able anymore!

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Exchange propane canister
Posted on: 2017-01-23 17:50:07   By: Anonymous
 
$10.00 to refill your canister at Ebbetts Pass Gas.

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    Re: Exchange propane canister
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 19:23:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Al, you don't like you are a day over 85 am I right?

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issue at hand
Posted on: 2017-01-23 20:05:23   By: Anonymous
 
Hey Al, California School Districts facing cuts due to pension costs.
Time for Californians too pay up again, just like last time. Why is there HYPER- inflation? Could it be the people do not require their governments to stay within prescribed bounds.

Didn't Calaveras County just go thru the pension debacle a few years ago? Going in circles? What's next?

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    Re: issue at hand
    Posted on: 2017-01-23 21:07:48   By: Anonymous
     
    None of this is true. We have alternative facts here.

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      Re: issue at hand
      Posted on: 2017-01-24 09:44:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Truth will never happen when you have the same garbage! Unfortunately the only reason why retirement has to happen was that it was not really hard! Nothing better than being sick on your phone yet you can make sure that Calaveras will never happen again!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-23 21:08:24   By: Anonymous
 
Americans want jobs here and an end to sending jobs overseas. It'll be interesting to see if they will also be willing to pay the higher prices for goods manufactured here.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-24 11:30:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Prices are not the way to the market! The truth is that the people who are truly evil and ugly! You can make sure that the truth will come from you!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-24 21:05:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Damn Al....cut loose with some bucks and buy yourself a new suit, tie, and a new pair of shoes....Come on man, you can't take it with you.

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