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Trump and Northeast Asian Trade

Discussion in 'Asian Politics' started by Jason76, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Jason76

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    I remember when Obama proposed a similar action, and the right wing called it "protectionism", and warned of trade wars. However, that was then, this is now.
     
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    I see Elizabeth Warren didn't care for it.
     
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    Source?
     
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    You first.
     
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    In other words, you can't back it up. Didn't think so.
     
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    I think Trump is like Ron Paul in many ways and he is leaning towards isolationism. The security treaty between Japan and the US is not the NATO alliance and the US is not obliged to defend Japan when it's attacked. The US-Japan alliance mainly serves as a safeguard against Japanese militarism and America had never defended Japan in the last 60 years.
     
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    I agree that Trup policies would lead to isolation ism, It would also help Japan.
     
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    Not sure what the TPP, and trade agreements, has to do with the cries of trade wars when Obama increased tariffs on solar panels, tires, etc., from China. Personally, and as I have said before, I support no trade agreements. When the Founders spoke of trading with foreign countries it was not with some agreement between the countries with the taxpayer being held accountable for the "trade deficit".
     
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    The Founding Fathers supported a degree of "isolationism" especially in military matters. They also opposed the form of corporation we have now. They had no problem with a corporation trading with another corporation in another country as long as they did so with their own money, and provided their own protection.
     
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    Old Trapper70. I am not sure Isolation is possible today. With foreign bases and trade everywhere it would be hard for the USA to reverse its foreign policies.
     
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    Guess it depends on whether, or not, the people want to save the country, or just become another piece in the global system, or even a "one world government".
     
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    I agree that it would be hard for the US to change its foreign policies, but that doesn't mean that Trump wouldn't be able to make some changes, if maybe not the full ones he's got planned.

    Having said that, the word compromise doesn't seem to be in Trumps vocabulary and for someone that could be on the verge of becoming the most powerful man in the world, that's quite a sobering thought.
     
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    Reagan also had the no compromise feel to him, but later on people found out he was willing to compromise, though only from a position of strength. Nonetheless, I have a bad feeling Donald Trump isn't a Ronald Reagan. The world situation isn't the same as in Reagan's day.
     
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