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should the unided states stop trade with certain countries?

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Started: 3/20/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tony_j007

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with the amount of money the united states has put itself in debt i think its best with certain countries to stop trade. with american consumers wanting the "made in america" label. by stopping trade with certain countries that would open up opportunities for more jobs here in the U.S. and that create more product demand for companies manufacturing the needed materials. so not only opining up jobs in the factory to produce the product on its own but also open up jobs in other factories producing materials needed and with the expected population growth for the next couple decades we will need jobs based on the factor that welfare is a limited dollar amount coming out of taxes only a number of people provide.
anonymousg1n

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"with the amount of money the united states has put itself in debt i think its best with certain countries to stop trade"

No. Debt, with moderation, is actually good for the country; we are currently at a level that almost all economists consider healthy. As long as out debt is held at under 300% GDP, we are fine. Debt is good for the country because without it, the US Dollar would have no value. Think about it this way: You want some bread, you can pay either 2 seashells (your currency) or 1 dollar. You give Bob the Bread Baker an "IOU 2 seashells" for bread. You are now 2 seashells in debt. The next day, you pay back the 2 seashells. The day after, Bob the Bread Baker refuses any more payments in seashells. You now have to use cash. Your currency is now worthless. Had you maintained the 2 seashells of debt, Bob would have to keep accepting seashells as payment, lest he let 2 seashells worth of bread go free.

"with american consumers wanting the "made in america" label."

No. If they wanted it they would just not buy any other brands. Many times they simply don't have a choice and must save money to use it on other necessities; stopping trade with those countries would mean we actually go off worse because now a majority of the population has to pay more for items they need.

"by stopping trade with certain countries that would open up opportunities for more jobs here in the U.S. and that create more product demand for companies manufacturing the needed materials. so not only opining up jobs in the factory to produce the product on its own but also open up jobs in other factories producing materials needed and with the expected population growth for the next couple decades we will need jobs based on the factor that welfare is a limited dollar amount coming out of taxes only a number of people provide."

Here's a problem. Why would we want to increase product demand for companies manufacturing the needed materials when we can just get materials from other countries for half the price? We're already at a pretty good unemployment rate that's either stable or declining, so the big decision makers wont feel any compulsion to speed that up.

Also, the "for the next couple decades..." argument won't work because you must realize that as population grows, *employers grow too*.
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Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
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