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.... Donald Trump ..........
Started by: tonker (19402)   Report abuse
..... and his New Best Mate!

Posted by: madamehmurray (6077)   Report abuse
Bryan and I are trump supporters and are friends are too. His family are liberals and so is mine. He.and I.are not

Posted by: madamehmurray (6077)   Report abuse
Bryan and I are trump supporters and are friends are too. His family are liberals and so is mine. He.and I.are not

Posted by: madamehmurray (6077)   Report abuse
Bryan and I are trump supporters and are friends are too. His family are liberals and so is mine. He.and I.are not

Posted by: billy (26001)  Report abuse
a very dangerous man let loose on the world......he will regret the trade war he"s unleashed on the world.

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
Canada imposes a tariff of 270% on American dairy products. You read that right. A two hundred and seventy percent tariff. (I could quote thousands of similar practices). The tariff is intended to kill American sales in Canada. Which it does. Until now the US has made NO tariff charge upon Canadian dairy products when they cross into the States.Nada. Zilch. Bupkis.

A dozen JUMBO eggs in America costs me 66 US cents retail at my local supermarket. I bought some today. A dozen LARGE eggs (not jumbo) costs a Canadian $4.49 at Loblaws Supermarket in Hamilton, Canada. American eggs are priced out, and Canadians must buy costly Canadian eggs.

We are retaliating with similarly punitive tariffs, and Messieur Trudeau does not like it.

Our annual trade deficit with the EU was $160 billion last year, because the EU slaps hefty tariffs on American products. Our tariffs on EU goods range from minimal to non-existent

President Trump is changing all that, and those countries that have wallowed in our largesse for years are wetting their pants. The world must realize that it is not dealing with saps like President Carter or corrupt saps like Clinton and Obama now. This “war” as it is so idiotically labeled, with be won by President Trump. Countries will comply or they will lose the American market. We like goods from abroad, but we don’t need them. As a nation we are totally self-sufficient.

Anyone who criticizes President Trump should read about his accomplishments. They are available online. Ignore the lies of CNN. By any objective measure he is the best leader we have ever had.

If he were handling Brexit, you would be free by now, and you would have made a profit from your departure. But you don’t have President Trump. You have PM May. She does not put Britain first, does she? How is that working out for you?

Posted by: TerryA (7) Report abuse
No wonder you call yourself whacker, you’re really whacked.
What an unadulterated load of crap. The last time America adopted this kind of isolationism, protectionism and downright bullying tactics (but not to the despots of the World) was the 1920s. Look up your history and see how that ended. 100 years ago this clown would have been hanged for treason, I have absolutely no doubt that he and his corrupt family belong in jail.
Here’s hoping America comes to its senses and makes that happen.

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
No facts, then? Just simple minded abuse?

Posted by: gaffer (5996)   Report abuse
Whacker

Since 1999 successive US administrations have been concerned about the invisible currency subsidy that the Euro affords to Germany. In respect of cars it is more to the US disadvantage than the tariff regime.
If Germany were to secede from the Euro it’s new currency, say the new DM, would appreciate by 25% against the US dollar and other international currencies.
On the other hand Euro membership for Italy has crucified it’s economy. Since joining the Euro it’s per capita income has declined and it’s competitiveness has fallen by 20% when compared to Germany.

Posted by: keayed (669) Report abuse
I think you are a little off course with your price comparisons whacker.$4.99 for a dozen extra large eggs in Canada,how on earth did you come up with that?This morning it cost $2 27 for a dozen extra large and taking into account the exchange rate it still doesn't add up does it.Not even in Hamilton.I've been in Canada for 43 years and I know prices a bit better than you do.

Posted by: keayed (669) Report abuse
I think you are a little off course with your price comparisons whacker.$4.99 for a dozen extra large eggs in Canada,how on earth did you come up with that?This morning it cost $2 27 for a dozen extra large and taking into account the exchange rate it still doesn't add up does it.Not even in Hamilton.I've been in Canada for 43 years and I know prices a bit better than you do.

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
Keayed:
I obtained my figures at the date of posting, from Loblaws, a large Canadian grocery chain. The actual quotes were $5.29 a dozen for Naturegg large, white eggs; $5.49 a dozen for Burnbrae Farms Free Run large eggs; $4.49 for one dozen Burnbrae Farms Grade A Extra large brown eggs, and $4.49 for one dozen Burnbrae Farms Nature’s Best White large eggs.

In an excess of fairness, I chose the last, and cheapest, eggs for my example, even though they are only “large,” a Canadian term for a small egg two sizes below the American grading of “Jumbo.”

The price I quoted was in Canadian dollars, and the Loonie, as it is called, is now quite weak; a Canadian dollar is now worth only 75 US cents. But there are other factors to be considered.

Canadians earn less than Americans, with an average wage for Canadians at CAN$39,792 compared to US$52,988. You pay considerably higher taxes than we do. A weak dollar and higher taxes and protectionism (hefty tariffs on foreign foodstuffs to bar competition) all contribute to higher food prices for you. I am not being critical; you like socialism, I do not, and you are willing to pay for it. Fair enough.

The unemployed that you as taxpayers support, exceeds that of the US; your unemployment Is a whopping 5.9%, ours is 3.8% - statistically full employment. (In point of fact, we now have more job vacancies than we have people to fill them). Free food for those who prefer not to support themselves is another cause of high priced groceries for everyone else. Again, your choice.

There is something you did not mention. Every day some hundreds of buses cross the border between Canada and America bringing shoppers to our grocery stores. The figure is higher at weekends. Nor do they shop only at points close to the border. I have seen them this Spring parked outside grocery stores in the Finger Lakes District. The lower prices at the stores make it worthwhile for them to pay for the trip.

So although I have lived close to the Canadian border for only sixty years, and visit family in London, Ontario; Hamilton; Toronto and Forest about 6 times a year, compared to your living in Canada for 43 years, to answer your unspoken question, no, it does not seem that you know prices a bit better than I do.

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1253)  Report abuse
How much do you pay for petrol, Whacker?

Posted by: broady (13449)   Report abuse
In Canada we pay the equivalent of 72p per litre. That has gone up 15% recently.

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
1934granadascruggs

Locally (Finger Lake District of New York State) I am paying $2.85 (2.18 pound sterling) a gallon, but through my AAA credit card I get a five percent refund for all my gas. I bought a tankful at COSTCO last week for $2.65 a gallon, also due for a 5% discount.

Prices would have been a lot higher than this if OPEC had its way. They recently cut back on production in order to raise prices, so Prez Trump twisted some arms at OPEC and the next day they raised production by a thousand barrels a day. Bet you didn't see that on the news.

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1253)  Report abuse
No I Didn't.
And I also didn't see it on Woodhouse Lane garage petrol pumps neither!

Posted by: lisalee (12009)   Report abuse
Last year in Illinois we had hired a really big Toyota SUV.

When it needed filling we estimated about $60 to fill the tank. It was less than $30.

Went back again end of March and put no more than $20 in the Toyota Auris that we hired.

I put at least £40 a week in my little car just to go to work and back.

Posted by: broady (13449)   Report abuse
The US soccer still going OK then lisalee?

Posted by: lisalee (12009)   Report abuse
She’s home at the moment Bill. Just done her level 1 FA goalkeeping coaching. Really wants to go down the coaching route.

We go back in August but we’re making it more of a holiday this time and staying in Chicago for a number of days doing all the touristy things first. List a mile long.

Posted by: broady (13449)   Report abuse
Enjoy.

Posted by: lisalee (12009)   Report abuse
We will thank you.

We’ve decided that for our next holidays we really want to travel to USA and Canada.

Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Southern Florida..

One of my daughters training buddies is a goalkeeper from Toronto. Cracking lad he is.

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
1934granadascruggs

And today President Trump persuaded the Saudis to produce an additional 2 million barrels of oil a day. Pump prices will drop soon.

I live in New York tax hell where the corrupt and incompetent Governor Cuomo slaps $1.50 on every gallon of gas, so that affects the prices I showed earlier.I assume you live in a better managed state.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3720) Report abuse
never mind petrol how much do you pay for health care whacker?

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
$60 a month, which includes complete medical coverage, full dental coverage, a free pair of glasses every other year, if I need them, a no charge for hundreds of prescription drugs, and token payments (co-pays) for the rest - the most expensive being some five years ago, when I paid a one-time copay of $10.00 for a $1600 medication.

As good as my coverage is, there is a medical health care plan elsewhere ( I think perhaps in Texas) that costs $50 a month - and includes house calls!

Under President Trump, terminally ill, or egregiously sick, people, can now try experimental treatments, something forbidden under previous socialist administrations, who insisted such treatments had to be approved through the snail paced Federal Drug Administration.

Nevertheless, many drugs are costly, and President Trump is currently negotiating with the drug manufacturers to bring them down.

President Trump is expected to announce a new, universal medical insurance plan, within the next few weeks.

Posted by: baker boy (13952) Report abuse
the president is doing what he considers is best for the us of a ,germany has always been top dog in the EU,THE EURO SUITS THE GERMANS DOWN TO THE GROUND.
TIME MRS MAY DID THE SAME FOR US,BRUSSELS IS TRYING TO FRIGHTEN THE UK;S CITIZENS WITH GOOD OLD FASHIONED BULL SHIT ABOUT HOW BAD ITS GOING TO BE OUTSIDE THE EU.
THATS NOT THE OPINION OF HUNGARY.WE WILL MANAGE JUST FINE WITHOUT THE BRUSSELS A/HOLES.sorry about the caps lock.

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1253)  Report abuse
We managed fine with them, Bakerboy?
What do you think will change us for the better?

Posted by: baker boy (13952) Report abuse
we managed fine with them ? we have been paying through the nose since 1974 and getting sod all in return but tut tutting from brussels ,you cant do this that and the other.
adolf hitler didnt kick us has hard as the no marks like junkers.

Posted by: whacker (609) Report abuse
Thanks to Prez Trump’s actions, petrol has dropped locally to $2.69 gallon. Hope you are now seeing a lower price, 1934granadascruggs.

 
 
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