Nail manufacturing exec who voted for Trump blames him for layoffs, asks Dems 4 Help

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I'm posting this case to show that Trump's tariffs has immediate harm and no long term solution.

this thread is also in response of a thread proclaiming that US steel manufacture is hiring workers and going back to work.

The nail manufacturer imported steel for his American made nails. With the tariffs, his customers were unwilling to pay the increased price.

Trump's experiment was to force manufactures to choose American steel and customers would accept the price increases.

The problem with Trump's experiment is like every other Trump idea...it is not very well thought out.

The nail manufacturer is forced with two choices. Tariffed foreign steel or higher priced American steel...not yet on-line.

The real problem is that nail consumers have so many more sources for nails that they do not need to buy American nails.

Nails are not a tariffed products. People can still purchase nails from Vietnam or Pakistan.
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Nail manufacturing exec who voted for Trump blames him for layoffs, asks Democrat for help

An executive for the largest U.S. nail producer who voted for President Trump said he is so dismayed by the president's trade policies that he is lobbying a Democratic senator for help.

George Skarich, vice president of sales for Missouri-based Mid Continent Nail Corporation, told The New York Times that his nail company could soon go out of business.

“He ran on ‘Make America Great Again,’ and the point was to defend and protect jobs in the United States,” Skarich told the Times.

“Now here is an action he decides to take that has the potential to cost 500 U.S. citizens their jobs,” he added, referring to the 25 percent tariffs on steel imports that Trump announced in March.

The tariffs, Skarich said, prompted his company to have to raise its prices by almost 20 percent. Skarich told the Times that his company's orders have dropped by half this month, facing stiff competition from cheaper foreign manufacturers.

The company has reportedly cut 60 jobs and might cut up to 200 more in coming weeks. Skarich said he blames Trump for the layoffs.

Because of the tariffs, Skarich said he is lobbying Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) for help.
Nail manufacturing exec who voted for Trump blames him for layoffs, asks Democrat for help | TheHill

It is sad that Republicans are not coming to his aid. The GOP is totally incapable to stand up to Trump.
 
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LMAO @ lobbying a Socialist Democrat for help.

The only help this idiot will get from the Democrats is to force him to allow his male employees to use the ladies restroom while taxing his dumbass out of business.

Good Luck to him.
 
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LMAO @ lobbying a Socialist Democrat for help.

The only help this idiot will get from the Democrats is to force him to allow his male employees to use the ladies restroom while taxing his dumbass out of business.

Good Luck to him.
I argee. He should be able to asked his party and his elected GOP representatives for help. Unfortunately they are hiding under Trump's skirt.
 
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LMAO @ lobbying a Socialist Democrat for help.

The only help this idiot will get from the Democrats is to force him to allow his male employees to use the ladies restroom while taxing his dumbass out of business.

Good Luck to him.
^ Here's an idiot who apparently doesn't understand what a tariff is.

Let me spell it out for you, John: A tariff is a blanket tax on imports, paid by Americans who buy foreign goods.

When other countries "retaliate," they aren't taxing us. They're taxing their own citizens.
 
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Oh, well...

Maybe some of those 500 employees could move to Canton, Ohio and sign up for the 80 jobs created there in the steel mill.

They'd better hurry though. Laid off Carrier and Harley Davidson workers have a head start on them.
 
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It seems that conservatives only wake up when their elected officials do something that affects them directly. When it affects someone else, they could care less. This story reflects the true nature of what it means to be a conservative. I, me, mine is the most basic trait of any conservative on the planet, more so for America's version. I hope this man finally wakes up from his stupor and begins to vote left. This may be how change finally occurs, a two by four in the face usually shakes anyone up sooner or later.
 
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