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What is your opinion of the US-China Tariffs?

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Shirley
Shirley
5 years ago

The tariffs are needed to pressure China into dropping THEIR tariffs. Our tariffs wll hurt China more than us.

Ed Coss
Ed Coss
5 years ago

Whats being done now by President trump, as many other issues, needed to be done along time ago. Close our boarders to illegal immigration! Why should non-citizens get to ignore the law. That’s called Anarchy! The rule of law means you have to obey them for there to be any. Wake up America and VOTE WHILE YOU STILL CAN.

alexander
alexander
5 years ago

This sounds like a CNN poll question. I expect better poll questions from AMAC. The tariff’s by their very nature will hurt the economy, by taking away money from consumers by way of higher prices. Trump, by his words and actions has spurned the economy to strong growth in spite of the tariffs. The tariffs are about a more prosperous future with fairer trade among nations, which in turn will grow our economy with more exports, new jobs and higher income for all Americans in the future, along with getting China to heel while we still can. China is a disgrace on the world stage, stealing western technology, flooding the world with poor quality products and counterfeits. Should never have been allowed to enter the WTO with its current policies of

John Lapke
John Lapke
5 years ago

Tarriffs are a negotiation measure to obatain more equity in overall trade.

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

Free trade only works when it is truly free. With China, it has never been truly free. They have always had tariffs and hidden fees to do business. The US has taken this abuse from China as well as many “friends” and it is long since time to stand up for ourselves. This is a good policy.

Louis Belangeri
Louis Belangeri
5 years ago

If they want low tariffs from the USA then they need to do the same with USA products going in to their markets. They need to understand the new USA world view. We do unto others as they have done to us. A Simple Concept, to everyone except the left.

Patdy
Patdy
5 years ago

A short period of time and a little money is what we will lose. The remaining years and more money is what we will win. Stay tough!

Tammy
Tammy
5 years ago

If people would consciously refuse to purchase items made in China, like we do, we could accomplish much more and quickly. I am disappointed, however, that goods for sale on the internet rarely indicate the country of manufacture, or simply state “Imported.” There should be some rewrite of trade laws requiring the country of manufacture be disclosed.

J. E. Obrien
J. E. Obrien
5 years ago

I thoroughly agree with PaulE below. These tariffs are temporary and the President is making good on his promise to make America strong and financially stable. These other nations, especially China have taken advantage of us for too long. The previous Presidents have allowed this to happen and the accumulative affect has been terrible for our economy. Stand with President Trump and MAGA!!!

James Olin
James Olin
5 years ago

You’ve gotta break eggs to make an omelette!

Newt
Newt
5 years ago

The total percentages of the three choices is over 107% and the total of all votes cast exceeds the number you show at the bottom.

Mary Kazy
Mary Kazy
5 years ago

This question is far too vague

Doug Bristol
Doug Bristol
5 years ago

The tariffs are showing China that we will no longer be used by them, whether in unfair trade practices, or the theft of our intellectual property. They will be beneficial in the long run.

James Monaco
James Monaco
5 years ago

It is too early to tell. I suspect tariffs will economically hurt the People’s Republic of China (not the Republic of China – aka Taiwan) more than the USA.

Conservative Christian
Conservative Christian
5 years ago

Short term, it may hurt the economy, but long term it will improve it. (Well stated PaulE!) It is about time we have a leader who is working for true “free trade” and who isn’t a “patsy” bowing to other countries.
(Not voting on this poll because it doesn’t separate the short term from the long term.)

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

The Chicoms don’t want anyone to have a level playing field as far as trade goes!

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

Short term issues will happen but overall, things should balance out

Pete M
Pete M
5 years ago

It is unfortunate that we found it necessary to retaliate against China through tariffs. But it was necessary. Unfortunately, this only hurts the American consumer. I agree with Trump that the goal is to eliminate all tariffs by all countries.

Don in Arizona
Don in Arizona
5 years ago

The questions is worded wrong by using the term “have”. I am not sure what the short term result from the tariff is (accept that we all know the economy is exploding), but I am confident the long term result of forcing other countries (including American crony capitalists) to play fair and not take advantage of America will be huge for our economy.

Antonio Salazar
Antonio Salazar
5 years ago

This poll doesn’t include my view. The tariffs WILL HELP the economy. They are a negotiating tool to force the end to unfair trade practices with China that have been going on for decades and which too many have come to accept as normal, to the point that these people have become accustomed to the Stock Market values taking this unfairness into account and it’s ok; this results in short term (day traders) investors being more important than long term 401k holders. I, for one, welcome a President who wants to level the playing field even though day trading advocates, including too many FOX Business hosts, act like only short term investors matter. The near term temporary effect is lower market futures. The long term effect is unknown but predictable, i.e., the Market and Economy will sky rocket. People who want to use the Market to further their political aspirations have dominated this Country far too long. A businessman is in charge and he is learning that the resistance to change, even if it hurts the USA, is like a festering wound on both sides of the “Aisle” that must be eradicated!

Darren Guice
Darren Guice
5 years ago

China’s tariffs on US goods have impacted Americans negatively for decades. In order for a more even trade China must lower their tariffs and in order to get them to do so President Trump had to raise tariffs on China. In the end the tariffs will be lowered on both sides and both nations economies will increase because of it.

Bob R
Bob R
5 years ago

While i dont believe I have been hurt by this tariff “war”, others have been. I generally dont believe in such “wars” but I do understand what Trump is doing.
China “etal” will have to eventually come to the “table” because their economy as well as most of the world are dependent on the AMERICAN economy.
There’s an old saying “when America sneezes the rest of the world catches cold”. Trump deals from strength, its a gambit. Can those affected industries hold on?
only time will tell. Essentially “the New World” order is under attack and both political sides in this country are not happy. too bad! should have stood by America!

Al Hall
Al Hall
5 years ago

The poll question is phrases incorrectly. I thought the question was the tariff’s charged by China or Canada on products from our country to theirs. From reading the replies it appears others thought the question was the opposite.

ONTIME
ONTIME
5 years ago

US economic market is stronger than ever, no other nation with the kind of performance the US is experiencing and China is a paper tiger, the russkies are a distant 3rd in the sale of oil and the US is the #1 producer and exporter of energy and growing…..My bet is the tariffs are coming to a end, the new trade deals for US, Mx and Cn will be much more reciprocal than ever before and Iran will fold to unrest and violence……The US has the sway, money and leverage to create a better world trade co-op and capitalism will be a eye opener for many nations…

William McKinney
William McKinney
5 years ago

We ,America should have never allowed free trade with the Slave Nation ,Communist China is. Thanks Bill Clinton for allowing China into the WTO you helped destroy the American working class. Sell Out Treasonous Snake.No free labor force can compete with Slave Labor it’s seems the Socialist Communist Democratic Party isn’t satisfied unless people are enslaved too produce goods for them. First it was the poor Africans enslaved by the Socialist Communist Democrats here in the country. Since the Slaves were freed the Socialist Communist Democrats have looked for a way too get their Slaves back ! It took them 140 years give or take but they did it VIA Communist China. And who signed the bill into law allowing free trade with a Slave Nation ? Socialist Communist Democrat Bill Prevert Clinton ! Thanks Bill for helping to wipe out the working class in America ,Treasonous Snake ! You will be judged one day for all the Evil you have brought upon the free work class of America and America The Republic. Hell awaits thee !

RayL
RayL
5 years ago

The Chinese are covertly overtaking economic areas of the U.S. Pharmaceutical, Smithfield (25% of the pork U.S. pork industry), the railroad industry (which the military depends on for transportation of vehicles). China is our biggest concern at this time.

Frank
Frank
5 years ago

Prices may go up in the short run. Long term we should get back our competitive edge.

Mary P
Mary P
5 years ago

The right answer is not listed to choose. Something needed to be done to end taking advantage of the United States.

Tony M
Tony M
5 years ago

If US was much firmer in the past regarding trade especially with China, we would not be in this situation today. Trump is trying to fix the mess left by previous administrations.

Earle
Earle
5 years ago

This again is the wrong question. These tariffs are not yet finished playing out. So far we are just watching business masters bargain with one another. It does not surprise me that the Chinese have responded tit for tat. The important thing is for the US to negotiate a better agreement for intellectual property. If we do not, the Chinese will overtake us. So I say —- hang in there.

George M
George M
5 years ago

Actually they will help, since it will not benefit the other countries like NAFTA did. Think, all or most manufacturing jobs are not in the USA, so where do young high school graduates find work. no where, so the only choice is welfare, which cost tax payers more money. Also we lose money because those countries don’t spend their new found wealth in the USA, more money down the drain. Its time all this money stay in the USA , with their respective jobs, or this country is going broke!!!!

pathanford
pathanford
5 years ago

Tariffs have not been a positive effect yet but if it mitigates China in the next few months it will be a boon to US economy. Christmas is coming and so much comes from Communist China

Hugh
Hugh
5 years ago

The Chinese have been stealing our technology for decades. They use us as their unpaid research and development lab, then steal our intellectual property and under-price our companies out of the world market with the Chinese government subsidizing their companies. Free trade? It doesn’t exist with China. They are pursuing a mercantilist policy similar to Great Britain in the 19th century. The Chinese Communists are frantic to keep themselves in power, and to do that they will lie, cheat, steal and kill to keep all the money coming into China. The only leverage we have is to stop this nonsense and to deny them the profits they want from America. Understand, once they think they have sucked America dry, they’ll try to destroy us economically. If we keep the former “world order” that existed before Trump’s election in place and undisturbed, then we will end up impoverished and under Chinese domination. We must deny them the theft of our intellectual property, and make them pay fair price for our technology. Fight, or die!

William Cowles
William Cowles
5 years ago

Sorry with the importance of what’s going on with the Judge Kavanaugh, how about a poll on whether Feinstein should be censured for her latest action bring
In my option bogus letter forward in the 11th hour, knowing she was holding the letter for over 3 months or more, then says she can’t say the allocation is truthful.

Phil Beckerich
Phil Beckerich
5 years ago

We have to level the playing field to have actual free trade. We charge them what they charge our goods. How can Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada thing that 300% tariffs on our dairy and farm products is fair trade. NAFTA is and was all one sided. A joke!

John
John
5 years ago

My comments on these polls is more about the person doing the math. Please send them back to third grade so that they learn to correctly determine percentage. But I agree with many of the comments that this is a much more nuanced question than simplistic questions can adress.

Kevin
Kevin
5 years ago

Asking for fair trade is not unreasonable. The impact to our economy will be minimal, China on the other hand quite frankly cannot exist without US consumption of our goods. Sooner than later they will come to the table. What President Trump is asking for is not unreasonable. All those who are crying foul, are just making noise as usual. Notice you do not see the left offering an opinion one way or the other. They would rather talk about trumped up sexual allegations and misplaces sexism and racism, lgbt rites etc. In other-words they prefer to represent less than 10% of the population and screw the rest of us.

Jovon
Jovon
5 years ago

Oops, I think I don’t know about the “current tariffs” between USA & China. I do believe China has taken advantage of the USA in the past and is out to destroy our economy as rapidly as they can. I, for one, will be boycotting China made goods. Yes, they are cheaper BUT… we need to encourage “made in America” businesses, definitely!!

The Farmer's Wife :)
The Farmer's Wife :)
5 years ago

I firmly believe that, in the end, Trump will succeed in his efforts and the US will benefit greatly, as will the global economy. ZERO tariffs would level the playing field for all nations to have truly free market trade. The liberal naysayers need to take a good long look at the current status of the Trump economy. Their chronic obstruction and seeming denial of its many successes, such as rollback of regulations and lowering taxes, and their refusal to recognize the obvious – record setting on Wall Street, record employment for all groups, millions of new jobs (to the point of not having enough people to fill them) is becoming yesterday’s news. Trump is succeeding, in spite of their obstruction. Their personal agendas have completely replaced their concern for hard-working Americans… and they are SUPPOSED to be working FOR us…not AGAINST us. No doubt the personal wealth of every single one of them has grown considerably, thanks to our President.

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James Hagan
James Hagan
5 years ago

The tariffs are fine if they are used as a bargaining chip. Think it will bring the major countries to the table because their economy have more to lose than ours.

weiner
weiner
5 years ago

Make the playing field even on both sides!

Jeff bossert
Jeff bossert
5 years ago

I think it should be equal trade

Frank Gesuele
Frank Gesuele
5 years ago

All Trump wants for US is equal trade treatment.

William McKinney
William McKinney
5 years ago

We as America the Republic have No Business trading with a Slave State such is Communist China. We should only have trade relations with like minded Nations and only trade with some of these evil empires if that posses certain things we may need for our National Defense Only. Sending “Our” jobs to Communist Nations is pure evil and foolish. Trade only with Nations that embrace freedom. Too Hell with the World Trade Organization which we should get out of ASAP. Thank Bill Prevert Clinton for allowing Slave Nation ,Communist China too directly trade with the USA and allowing this Evil Slave Labor Union into the WTO. We would not be in the mess we are in had it not been for our President at the time too sign a deal with the Devil which has gotten the US in much of the mess we are in. Get America our of the World Trade Organization and get the WTO out of America.Then slowly cut Communist China out of the trade equation completely.

bob
bob
5 years ago

The tariffs may temporarily hurt the global and American economies, but will, if logic holds, help the American economy tremendously.

Evan
Evan
5 years ago

Sometimes when changing things over, things might get a little worse before they ultimately get better but it’s worth the effort.

Daryl
Daryl
5 years ago

The tariffs will in time prove out to be the best thing for America, in a long time. Congress needs to support Trump in all his efforts to bring manufacturing back to America as well as his full agenda.
Let him do what he was elected for and by the end of his term we will all see the results come together. AMERICA, STRONG, LEADING again! on the way…..

Bob L.
Bob L.
5 years ago

Tariffs are not enough. Which is worse, Islam or Red China? Both are intent on world domination and both want to eliminate Christianity.
President Nixon was misled into recognizing Red China and New World Order Globalist Bill Clinton should never have given them most favored trading partner status.
By buying and becoming dependent on Middle Eastern oil decades ago and dismantling our industrial base while becoming just as dependent on Red China for most of our basic necessities, we have built up and empowered our enemies into major threats to our survival as a free nation and world.

David Campbell
David Campbell
5 years ago

This is why polling sometimes comes up with the wrong answer. When you start with the wrong question and one must answer “yes” or “no”, there is no truth. Tarriffs are not the end point, as so many commentors here have already pointed out; even some smart political pundits don’t seem to understand this. The right question would be “Do you think tarrifs are the right tool to get both our friends and adversaries to negotiate better trade deals?”

John B
John B
5 years ago

American should never have sent our manufacturing overseas to any other Country and we would not have created this situation, we gave our enemies technology, facilities etc now we are faced with a eminent war with China, the price of domestic steel has dropped because of the tariff we need to rebuild our production facilities, Made in America by Americans for Americans better than giving up our America to foreign people that hate us

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