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Why let the WTO push us around? We should pull out of WTO(3 posts)

Why let the WTO push us around? We should pull out of WTOPdxMark
Dec 1, 2003 11:33 AM
Our steel industry was being battered by unfair competition from other countries. We have every right to protect our industries from unfair competition, so we imposed tariffs on the scurrilous state-supported Euro-Asian steel producers. Now the WTO says our tariffs are unfair! What gives!? We should withdraw from the WTO. We don't need yet another super-national clique of bureaucrats infringing on our sovreignty. We can do global business on OUR terms.
One of the two best things that Bush II has doneContinental
Dec 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Steel tarrifs are great. They help preserve and create jobs in America. For the long term health of our econonmy the only thing better than protective tariffs is deficit spending by the Government. It allows us to buy more stuff with money we get from abroad, and since we have protective tariffs, that money goes to American workers. More tax cuts! More spending! I'll accept our blood-for-oil war as long as we have this coherent economic policy.
If we didn't have the WTO...oldbutslow
Dec 1, 2003 7:03 PM
and other such omnipotent organizations, our politicians would actually have to make unpopular decisions all on their own. Would not bode well for their re-election...