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austin_blue7/05/2018 10:11:08 pm PDT

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The China tariff war will have Walmart up the proverbial creek unless, of course, they can transfer production to private prison labor in the US. That will take time though, with a huge influx of new incarcerations required.
In the meantime there will be mass layoffs of Walmart associates, and massive numbers needing public assistance.
Oh. Wait. Massive numbers of Walmart associates are already on public assistance.
Think of the stockholders, though, Republicans. The stockholders! Have you no humanity?

That’s the root of it, isn’t it? A trade war with China will cut off supplies or seriously raise the cost of cheap Chinese goods sold to lower middle class and poor Americans who depend on the Walmart model to dress their kids and make their lives affordable.

Imagine if all sundries, which we don’t make a lot of anymore, increased by 35%. I’d get by. I’m retired and have a fairly large chunk of money in really safe financial instruments, backed up by the Feds.

But for a large group of Americans and their kids, many of them Trump supporters, that kind of price shock would reduce them to eating Ramen and Vienna sausages.

It’s just stupid as shit to do this.

But really, I’m not at all surprised. The POTUS is a maroon.