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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.The Republican’s decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission.“The president’s action makes clear again that the Trump administration will always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses in this regard,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement announcing the decision.Most imported solar modules will face an immediate tariff of 30 percent, with the rate declining before phasing out after four years. For large residential washing machines, tariffs will start at up to 50 percent and phase out after three years.China accused Trump of jeopardizing the multilateral trading system by taking action on complaints under U.S. law instead of through the World Trade Organization.“The U.S. side once again abused its trade remedy measures,” said a Commerce Ministry statement. “China expresses its strong dissatisfaction with this.”Mexico said Trump’s decision not to exclude it from the measures was “regrettable.”“Mexico will use all available legal resources in response to the U.S. decision to apply protections on Mexican washing machines and solar panels,” its Economy Department said in a statement.
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Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said Republicans need to understand that tariffs are a tax on consumers. “Moms and dads shopping on a budget for a new washing machine will pay for this — not big companies,” Sasse said in a statement.
Why do they phase out after 3 yrs? Weird. Who the fuck will buy a washer if it costs, say, 40% more this year, and they know it will go back down in a couple of years?Does he think that manufacturers are going to move equipment to the US for a 3 yr protection scam? Will they? Is he trying to just piss people off to soften them up prior to some other trade negotiations?
Who the fuck will buy a washer if it costs, say, 40% more this year, and they know it will go back down in a couple of years?
There are Whirlpool and other products to choose from.
I’ve got a 20-year-old whirlpool washer.
EU to impose anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panelsEU's executive arm accuses China of selling panels below-cost and threatening 25,000 jobs in the European solar industry
I’ve got a 20-year-old whirlpool washer. Fucker runs like a champ.
China has been systematically murdering solar cell manufacturing in the West by dumping below the cost to produce them:
Better question is where were the Republicans all these years?
Better question is where were the Republicans all these years?Smells like another ACA scam where the Republicans write the legislation and then pretend to be against it. Aside from whinging about it and blaming the Democrats, they never use their power to do anything about it. Wonder why?
Is it a high efficiency machine? If not, you've probably paid for a replacement 2 times over in extra electricity costs (assuming your dryer is electric).
"Southern states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina among the most impacted.""In short, U.S. taxpayers will end up footing half the bill."
My dryer is gas but i was clearly talking about my washer! Don’t think it’s high efficiency,
Southern states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina among the most impacted."
FNWGMOBDVZXDNW saysIs it a high efficiency machine? If not, you've probably paid for a replacement 2 times over in extra electricity costs (assuming your dryer is electric). Huh? My dryer is gas but i was clearly talking about my washer! Don’t think it’s high efficiency, but how much juice could it really draw? I run a pool pump and a 2k sqf house with three kids who are always leaving the lights on. My electric bill still is usually less than $140. I got this thing for free from my last landlord who thought it was too old! “Take it with you”, he said. So I did! Six years later, I’ve replaced a dryer but not the washer! ‘Murica!
Replace the washer. It probably sucks up to much electricity
But total cost of ownership might be lower.
Everyone I’ve known who has bought a new fancy front loader has regretted it.
FNWGMOBDVZXDNW saysWho the fuck will buy a washer if it costs, say, 40% more this year, and they know it will go back down in a couple of years?Are you saying that if your washing machine conks out tomorrow you'll wait couple of years to buy a replacement? ;)
Find the same model for sale on Craigslist-appliances,garage sales & use it for parting out.I've paid almost nothing for junk & repaired my other junk.
One can repair almost anything using info from the web.
There's a financial calculator here: