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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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FNWGMOBDVZXDNW saysThere's a financial calculator here:If you're so concerned with the cost of washing clothes, maybe there's some BIGGER issues in your budget and income to worry about than water and detergent.If doing a couple loads of laundry a week blows your budget because of costs, well, it's time for your husband to get a better job.
There's a financial calculator here:
do they sell a machine I don't hear bitching about? Thats the one I want.
If you're so concerned with the cost of washing clothes,
IIRC, when I purchased my first HE washer, the analysis showed that it would pay for itself in savings over a normal top loader without a particularly long life span.
Right. But the jump from 10y.o. HE washer to the latest stuff won't be anywhere close as dramatic. Therefore the argument that it's not really worth it to "upgrade" unless your existing machine is dead or dying.
"all American jobs and keeping those profits in the U.S.
If LG abandons the plant - no jobs.
and BAO is taking it at face value
If you're so concerned with the cost of washing clothes, maybe there's some BIGGER issues in your budget and income to worry about than water and detergent.If doing a couple loads of laundry a week blows your budget because of costs, well, it's time for your husband to get a better job.Do you call this advice?Rich people save money... the broke spend it.
If you're so concerned with the cost of washing clothes, maybe there's some BIGGER issues in your budget and income to worry about than water and detergent.If doing a couple loads of laundry a week blows your budget because of costs, well, it's time for your husband to get a better job.
I’d like a rational explanation as to why they would do this. The article neglected to offer one, although they strongly hinted and spun the message that way. So perhaps you have personal insight? Why would LG stop ongoing plans to manufacture in the USA when the new tariff would strongly encourage them to double down on such plans? ‘Splain to me!
I'm SO HAPPY with this President.
Who is going to sign the bill ?
but you're blaming the President
not to mention the environmental cost of shipping this shit back and forth across the Atlantic on barges the size of New Jersey that get 1000 ft/gallon of diesel fuel
They need us more than we need them
Fuck this arrangement. We're not starting a trade war, there has always been a trade war- we just might stop losing for a change. The markets will hate it in the short term, but where archaic companies see a problem, new companies will see opportunity. As far as retaliation, what is China going to do- sell their cheap, shitty goods in the other largest consumer economy in the world? They need us more than we need them. This is a massive step in the right direction.
Now if we can just literally remove New Jersey from our landmass and out to the sea. That would truly be winning.
The situation we are in is one of our doing, not the Chinese, Japanese, Germans, Russians, South Koreans, or anyone else. It is us.Consumers want lower priced goods - we got it, along with a lot of things we didn't want.Consumers wanted lower priced transportation - we have that now and not quite as wonderful as first promised.
Don't like the outcome - vote first with your wallet and then at the voting booth
The steel industry jobs aren't coming backThe coal mining jobs aren't coming back The aluminum smelters aren't going back to the way things wereIf you liked the 1950s 1960s and 1970s - watch reruns on the television or the movies - that world just like the movie is Gone With The Wind
The steel industry jobs aren't coming backThe coal mining jobs aren't coming back The aluminum smelters aren't going back to the way things were
The neo-libs didn't kill the American Dreams.
It's going to get worse - not better. Much much worse...
Americans killed their own American Dreams with their wallets first, then their votes at the ballot box and failing to remove while in office or vote out "elected officials" who put something other than constituents and the country's best interest first.
The tinkering with the minimum wage is not the solution, Job diversity and quality is.
Pressed for time today.
"IF" we are going to be great again - how do we achieve that at minimum wage ?
Tariffs and restricting immigration is the only way to do it.
It makes companies train employees, pay them well to avoid turnover,