We need to put a tariff on memes imported from iFunny.
The problem with going into a trade war with China, is that the Chinese government couldn't give two flying fvcks if the population suffers. And their president is not likely to be deposed no matter what he does given that him and his party just managed to even remove term limits. Initiating a trade war with China is basically the same as engaging in a war of attrition with an enemy who doesn't care if their population gets worn down.
There is absolutely no way I can see that the US comes out on top from this situation ....On top of that, the US IS breaking international trade laws by initiating this war...
@Mhael, no were not. Its our sovereign right as a country. And while I dont know if we'll win, but we gotta do something against china. They've stolen hundreds of billions of dollars from us for decades and weve been too much of wimps to fight back
@Oujosh29, trade deficit is not theft. You're operating on the zero sum game fallacy here. In a market wealth is generated or destroyed, not transferred.
History has actually shown that there is no notable correlation between trade deficit and economic success. Currently, in fact, countries with higher trade deficits seem to be doing better.
@Doctor Krieger, by theft I meant china stealing intellectual property via their hacking which has been very succesful. Heck, they have all my personal information since they hacked OPM
@Oujosh29, you can't possibly be serious.... You don't retaliate to cyber warfare with a trade war... That doesn't benefit you or bring back whatever was stolen from you. There are international courts where these things are addressed IF there is any proof which can be presented, and saying that this trade war was started as an act of vengeance over allegedly stolen intellectual property is just nonsense.
@Oujosh29, how the hell is a trade war supposed to fix that? Shìt, how the hell is a trade war supposed to fix anything?
@Oujosh29, its called being smart not wimps, starting a trade war with a country that owns a ridiculous portion of our national is not in the best interest of anyone
Um ive played spore, trust me, i know all about trade and inter-governmental relationships, sweaty
@Shentei Zei, that is a great game!
Nobody wins a "trade war". It's never happened and never will. Every trade war in history has resulted in both sides ending up worse than where they started.
@Doctor Krieger, at least there's one thing we can agree on