It’s The Economy, Comrade Stupid

(Credit: @MemphisJohnny1)

I’ve been kind of flummoxed by Comrade Trump’s understanding of how economics works, but then this thing crossed my path:

What got me is that Comrade Stupid doesn’t see the obvious thing in his own example: if a country has a $100B Amero market, it means that the people in that country love, Love, LOVE whatever that product is. Cutting that exporter off is punishing those citizens.

Anyway, we note with amusement that the European Union is already retaliating with targeted tariffs aimed at Wingnuttia:

“European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German television station that Europe would retaliate against the sanctions with tariffs of its own.

“We will put tariffs on Harley-Davidson, on bourbon and on blue jeans — Levi’s,” he said.

“In previous trade standoffs, Junker threatened tariffs on Wisconsin dairy and Florida orange juice.”

Seems random… or is it?

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hails from Kentucky, where the bourbon industry exported $154 million to the European Union last year alone, according to figures cited by CNBC.

“Harley-Davidson’s headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wis., House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home state. Levi-Strauss blue jeans are headquartered in the blue state of California, which is also home to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.”

So I guess those European biker gangs of Levis-wearing orange-juice-and-bourbon drinkers are outta luck?

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6 Responses to It’s The Economy, Comrade Stupid

  1. Hey maybe we can do extensive trade with the (d)UK once the EU tells them to go pound sand with their Brexit plans…

    (d) for ‘disunited’ because if Boris and Teresa keep being that fucking stupid, I expect Scotland and Ireland will tell England to fuck right off. Hell, we might even see a credible Welsh independence movement again…

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    • tengrain says:

      And then… Camelot! As someone will reunite the kingdoms, and with a dragon, an’ a wizard an…

      TG

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  2. roket says:

    I suppose the dunderhead is talking about China and yet Steel is his first choice to start a trade war. Instead, he chooses to punish the following top 5 steel import countries: Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico and Russia. China isn’t even in the top 10. Easy as 1,2,3.

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  3. Bruce388 says:

    Trump can slap China around all he wants. It’s not as if we NEED China for anything, such as help with North Korea.

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  4. unfortunately, the key phrase there is that Harley is located in Milwaukee. Other than posing for photo-ops, Ryan and other Republicans are only to happy to hurt one of the industries in Wisconsin’s largest city…

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