I'm well aware of that. I deemed it a craven and thoroughly political decision by Hillary Clinton, who really knows better. Of course, her political judgment may have been quite accurate: had she continued to be a supporter of the TPP, it is quite possible that she would have lost the election by a larger amount. The American PUBLIC has a very poor understanding of international economics. We do NOT teach it in our schools. People don't really learn about it unless they decide to major in economics in college.At the 2016 election Trump and HRC opposed TPP.
In fact, I DO pretty much hold that presumption! We are certainly NOT going to dissuade China from its overarching goal of becoming the world leader in science and technology in the next decade or so. They are NOT going to 'buckle' on that, which they see as vital to China's future. I am pointing out that they have also decided Donald Trump is a "bad faith actor": give him an inch, and he wants a mile.Then prepare to decouple because China has no intention of adhering to any agreement anyway.
Start acting on presumption they are a bad faith actor.
And when you get a cure for cancer you often get worse before you get better don't you?Fixing it?!?!? He's making it WORSE!!
I mean, you DO know that, right? I HOPE you are aware that America's trade deficit today is the highest it has been in more than ten years. I HOPE you are aware that Trump's trade deficits are WORSE than anything we saw during the entire eight years of the Obama Administration.
I've explained before why and how Trump's policies are necessarily going to make the trade deficit worse. And it is because he fundamentally does NOT understand what is CAUSING America's enormous trade deficit. He has completely, in other words, misdiagnosed the problem. He wants to blame foreigners for our trade deficits, which is an easy and popular thing to do------gets votes!
But America's trade deficit is clearly stamped: Made in America!
China is suffering far worse than us and are already starting to buckle.Wow. You actually truly believe that China is going to "buckle" on this! That's amazing! I mean, that's an amazing level of naivety and gullibility. We are getting increasing signals from China that they are simply done trying to negotiate with Donald Trump, whom they have come to regard as an unreliable negotiating partner. [Shock! Gasp!] China thinks in the long term, unlike most Americans, and they have decided (many observers now think) to simply wait out the 2020 American election, and hope that America chooses a more reasonable and rational President.
Hey, has IRAN 'buckled' yet?
I rather strongly suspect that you would flunk rocket science. NASA once gave me a T-Shirt with the big slogan:And when you get a cure for cancer you often get worse before you get better don't you?
This isn't rocket science here.
You are a typical liberal, unwilling to do the hard work or give the sacrifice for a better life, you just want it all handed to you.
You disgust me.
I have said (and readily agree) that the Chinese use unfair trading practices. That is NOT the same as saying the trade imbalance is unfair. The way to 'stand up to them', as I have repeatedly explained, would have been for America to join the anti-China trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Doing so would have put IMMENSE pressure on China to change its ways, and to stop many or most of its unfair trading practices.China is suffering far worse than us and are already starting to buckle.
Why do you want to give up so easily?
You just admitted there was an unfair trade imbalance with them but you are too afraid to stand up to them about it.
You would have been a loyalist in the Revolutionary war, put on a ship and sent back to England for your safety while us patriots fought.
Laughable. Our ALLIES have many of the exact same complaints about the Chinese that we have. Quite sensibly, Obama was working WITH our allies to put very strong pressure on the Chinese to alter their ways. In sharp contrast, Donald Trump has been waging trade wars against our ALLIES, almost as much as the Chinese.Fuck that liberal world government bullshit.
Take them to task straight on, take the lumps, and win in the end.
Quit being such a....well you know the word.
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