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From: holland55 (Rep: 2575)Date: 2018-03-07 22:21:08
Forum: New Political Forum - Thread #673995933Msg #7062 - Part 1/3 (Rec: 2)
Five US jobs will be lost for every new one created by Trump’s steel tariffs


Construction would be particularly hard hit. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

The across-the-board tariffs on steel and aluminum that Donald Trump announced last week would result in a net loss of 146,000 US jobs, even before the impact of any retaliatory tariffs from trading partners are figured in, according to a Washington, DC-based economic consulting group.

“Steel and aluminum tariffs would reverberate throughout the US economy in ways that will, on balance, reduce US employment,” writes the Trade Partnership in a study (pdf) published Monday (March 5). Here’s a partial list of estimated jobs lost and gained by the tariffs, according to the study:

Overall, five jobs will be cut for every one created by the tariffs, the study says.

The service sector—including jobs in things like recreation and professional services— will be especially hard-hit, the authors of the study argue, because US consumers who are forced to pay more for goods like cars would cut spending in other areas:

Consumers have reduced spending power when they are hit by higher costs (of a new car, a new washing machine, etc.) and, for many, lost wages from unemployment. As a result, households pull back on spending; services like education, entertainment and even healthcare are on the front lines of the spending reduction impacts, with additional attendant job losses.

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From: deaconmike (Rep: 950) reply to holland55Date: 2018-03-07 23:11:46
Forum: New Political Forum - Thread #673995933Msg #7063 - Part 2/3 (Rec: 1)
Re: Five US jobs will be lost for every new one created by Trumps steel tariffs

What I find odd is, everyone becomes an expert on the economy
when someone proposes a few changes, but,
where were these people with solutions to help fix the trade deficits??
That's correct,,,,nowhere to be seen,,,just leave everything as it is,,,,
And I still believe these tariffs are just a ploy to get a better trade deal,,,
we'll just have to see what happens,,,

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From: holland55 (Rep: 2575) reply to deaconmikeDate: 2018-03-08 00:11:38
Forum: New Political Forum - Thread #673995933Msg #7064 - Part 3/3 (Rec: 1)
If it's a ploy for a better deal that's fine. If it goes through as is with a huge tariff, experts in such matters say it will be brutal. Almost everything I have read says if a 25% steel tariff hits, as is it is currently proposed, it will be good for only a few.

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