GOP RINOs In Uproar, Trump To Implement The Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

Sparta Report | 3/1/2018 | Staff
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President Trump announced today that he will be implementing steel and aluminum tariffs to boost native producers. This will bring the United States into line with the rest of the world in terms of support for its native industry. The United States is currently one of the few powers on the planet that does not actively seek to promote its native industries over foreign competitors.

President Trump announced that he would be seeking a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, much to the chagrin of the free trade cult.

Move - United - States - Steel - Aluminum

This move will seek to prevent the United States from having to turn to importing all of its steel and aluminum. Currently, the United States imports 90 percent of the necessary aluminum needed for its manufacturing. The aluminum needs for the United States ranges from production of ordinary aluminum cans to military fighter jets.

According to a United States Commerce Department report urging the president to take action, there is in fact only one high purity smelter left inside the United States, the Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Kentucky, that makes the high-purity aluminum needed for fighter jets.

Worker - Suspects - Manufacturing - Stakeholders - Import

The usual anti-American worker suspects have chimed in, including manufacturing stakeholders within the cheap import fight. MillerCoors has come out with a statement blasting the move as “anti-consumer” for President Trump betting that Americans will pay a few cents more per can in order to support native industries.

“Like most brewers, we are selling an increasing amount of our beers in aluminum cans, and this action will cause aluminum prices to rise. It is likely to lead to job losses across the beer industry,” the company statement read.

Company - Market - Aluminum - Supply

The company said the domestic market for aluminum “simply isn’t enough supply...
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