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Buy your 2x material now. Prices will be going up.

By FNWGMOBDVZXDNW following x   2017 Apr 25, 5:27am 1,762 views   13 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Canada is unfairly using their abundant tree supply to keep land lease prices down in CA. The American NW cannot match those low prices, so Trump will smack a tariff down to keep things 'fair'. I wonder if he will also smack a tariff on their oil. After all, their natural abundance of oil is unfairly keeping US wild cats down.

US home buyers will pay the price, but they will have the satisfaction of knowing that more of their home was grown in America.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/24/trumps-timber-tariff-will-have-a-big-impact-on-lumber-futures-market-housing-stocks.html

#housing #politics #trade

1   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Apr 25, 6:03am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

This sounds good for rentiers...

2   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2017 Apr 25, 6:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yeah. It should be a boost for anyone long in property. Know anyone like that?
Who do you think a tariff on steel would help? Anyone long on high rises, maybe?

It should also transfer some wealth to forest owners in the US.

3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (10)   2017 Apr 25, 8:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Good the more building costs and interest cost the less those shit shacks will be worth when people stop buying them or renting them because the rent's too damned high!

4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Apr 25, 8:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says

Good the more building costs and interest cost the less those shit shacks will be worth when people stop buying them or renting them because the rent's too damned high!

What is the alternative?

Is the Trumpcuck wet dream that everyone be homeless?

5   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Apr 25, 9:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

American logging has regulations to make it sustainable. Complying with those regulations costs timber companies money which makes them less competitive with foreign companies. Trump is just protecting local businesses, local jobs, and (perhaps inadvertently) the environment with this tariff. Any taxes collected will also go to reducing the deficit.

6   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Apr 25, 10:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Quigley says

Trump is just protecting local businesses, local jobs, and (perhaps inadvertently) the environment with this tariff.

When will he pay the 35% tariff on everything that he,his family & the Trump COMMUNIST sympathizers imported & buy from COMMUNIST GHINA?
How much COMMUNIST GHINA crap do you own?

Today's HYPOCRITE troll lesson.

7   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Apr 25, 10:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

YesYNot says

US home buyers will pay the price, but they will have the satisfaction of knowing that more of their home was grown in America.

It will add $1200 to build a new home in the US. Not a bog deal. Probably less in California because homes are smaller.

8   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 May 16, 3:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Results from lumber tariffs highlight folly of protectionism

As the Trump administration weighs imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies, most mainstream economists are warning that such protectionist trade policies will result in harsh negative repercussions for the domestic economy.

But the president insists this course is needed to shore up struggling U.S. industries. So who is right?

A real-life tariff situation that my organization — the National Association of Home Builders — has monitored closely that has been flying under the radar for more than a year provides a clear answer.

Last year, the Commerce Department imposed duties averaging more than 20 percent on Canadian softwood lumber shipments into the U.S. Since January of 2017, rising lumber prices have increased the price of an average single-family home by more than $6,000.

Much of this unprecedented price hike is due to tariffs, which are acting as a tax on home builders and home buyers, making housing less affordable for American families.

There is no getting around the fact that the U.S. must rely on Canada to fully meet its lumber needs. More than one-third of the lumber consumed in the U.S. last year was imported, and more than 95 percent of the imports came from Canada.

Lumber accounts for a larger share of the cost of a home than any other building material. At current prices, lumber accounts for approximately $22,000 of the cost of constructing a typical single-family home.

American home builders need reasonably priced lumber to build homes that working households can afford. As we move into the heart of the critical spring construction and buying season, this matter is becoming increasingly urgent.

This is why it is absolutely imperative that the Trump administration resumes talks with Canada to find a long-term solution to this trade dispute that will ensure American home builders and consumers have access to a reliable supply of softwood lumber at reasonable prices.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Lumber Coalition, which brought this case to the Commerce Department, has no incentive to go back to the negotiating table.

The punitive tariffs slapped on Canadian lumber exports into the U.S. exacerbate market volatility and put upward pressure on lumber prices. But most important, the tariffs have steeply increased domestic lumber producers’ profits.

During the week ending May 11, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Index hit its highest recorded level — $543 per thousand board feet — since the index’s inception in January 1995. This represents a nearly 30-percent increase from one year ago.

Equally compelling, tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber will result in the net loss of 9,370 U.S. jobs in 2018. This figure includes an increase of 1,193 jobs in U.S. sawmills, and a loss of 10,563 jobs in all other industries because there are millions more jobs in the U.S. that depend on lumber than there are jobs in domestic lumber production.

In other words, nearly nine jobs will be lost in other U.S. industries for every job gained in domestic sawmills as a result of the lumber tariffs.

Adding insult to injury, even as American lumber producers seek relief from alleged unfair trade practices by our neighbors to the north, they have boosted profits by exporting increasing amounts of lumber.

At the very least, these U.S. exports should be discouraged when there is a critical need at home.

More: http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/387556-results-of-lumber-tariffs-highlight-the-folly-of-protectionism
9   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 May 16, 3:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Quigley says
Trump is just protecting local jobs


"nearly nine jobs will be lost in other U.S. industries for every job gained in domestic sawmills as a result of the lumber tariffs."

Compassionate conservative protection ?
10   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2018 May 16, 7:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Equally compelling, tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber will result in the net loss of 9,370 U.S. jobs in 2018. This figure includes an increase of 1,193 jobs in U.S. sawmills, and a loss of 10,563 jobs in all other industries because there are millions more jobs in the U.S. that depend on lumber than there are jobs in domestic lumber production.

In other words, nearly nine jobs will be lost in other U.S. industries for every job gained in domestic sawmills as a result of the lumber tariffs.


30% increase on lumber prices and a net loss of jobs. That's another 2 accomplishments to add to Trump's amazing first year. MAGA!
11   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 May 16, 8:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Trump directly produced those 1200 jobs. The 10K loss is Obama's fault. That much, he can tell you.
12   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 May 16, 8:42am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The writer didn’t source his claim of 10k job losses due to higher priced timber. How do we know that is accurate? Places like Denver are so short on construction workers that the lead is nine months for beginning house construction.
Which jobs... exactly... were lost?
13   Aphroman   ignore (2)   2018 May 16, 8:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yea but Muh Hillary and damn Liberals, a tranny in every bathroom!




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