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http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/news/economy/mexico-economy-...

Unintended consequences of a 'get tough on Mexico' stance that Trump might take? Getting tough on them may exacerbate the world economy, when South and Central America appear to be in an economic slump. There is a fine line between protecting American jobs and the economy, or having the country sucked down into a global economic slump. I am not sure Trump has the finesse to walk that line.
 
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Considering his history I assume that everything he says is either pandering, a lie or a pandering lie.
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Actually, that 0.2% drop in GDP is impressive considering how much oil exports make up the Mexican economy. I think if we liberalized our drug laws, we could strip away much of the power from the narcoterrorists and really free up the Mexican economy and democracy to do some broken field running.
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I think if we liberalized our drug laws, we could strip away much of the power from the narcoterrorists


Not just in Mexico.
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/news/economy/mexico-economy-...

Unintended consequences of a 'get tough on Mexico' stance that Trump might take? Getting tough on them may exacerbate the world economy, when South and Central America appear to be in an economic slump. There is a fine line between protecting American jobs and the economy, or having the country sucked down into a global economic slump. I am not sure Trump has the finesse to walk that line.


How is it one nation's responsibility to try to prevent another nation from collapsing economically? Intellectually of course it's generally a Good Thing to keep everybody moving along, but it's not a requirement of the job.

As far as laying this at Trump's feet it might be a bit early there ....he's not in office yet.



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rcbevco wrote:
Considering his history I assume that everything he says is either pandering, a lie or a pandering lie.


That's Hillary you're thinking of there.



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Ferretman wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/news/economy/mexico-economy-...

Unintended consequences of a 'get tough on Mexico' stance that Trump might take? Getting tough on them may exacerbate the world economy, when South and Central America appear to be in an economic slump. There is a fine line between protecting American jobs and the economy, or having the country sucked down into a global economic slump. I am not sure Trump has the finesse to walk that line.


How is it one nation's responsibility to try to prevent another nation from collapsing economically? Intellectually of course it's generally a Good Thing to keep everybody moving along, but it's not a requirement of the job.

As far as laying this at Trump's feet it might be a bit early there ....he's not in office yet.



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I never said it was our responsibility, But we play a large role in the world economy, and anything we do must be thought out carefully, with regard to consequences it may have for the globe as a whole. It's the right thing to do. With regard to your second comment, don't worry, he's unlikely to be in that office, period.
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How is it one nation's responsibility to try to prevent another nation from collapsing economically?


'Responsibility' is the wrong word, but it's in our best interests - an economically-strong trading partner helps us more than hurts us.
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Ferretman wrote:
How is it one nation's responsibility to try to prevent another nation from collapsing economically? Intellectually of course it's generally a Good Thing to keep everybody moving along, but it's not a requirement of the job.

Who buys US products and services? We now have a global economy. We all rise and fall together. The 2007 financial crisis was primarily US-made, but the whole world suffered from the recession.

If Mexico collapses, what happens to the US companies with factories there? How many refugees do we end up with? Even if we toss the refugees back out, they're a drain on out law enforcement.

It's the US Congress's and President's responsibility to make things good for the US, but that needs to take an international viewpoint, like the Monroe Doctrine or the Marshall Plan.
 
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Oh boy, this is really going to set their space program back a few hundred years.
 
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galad2003 wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
Ferretman wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/news/economy/mexico-economy-...

Unintended consequences of a 'get tough on Mexico' stance that Trump might take? Getting tough on them may exacerbate the world economy, when South and Central America appear to be in an economic slump. There is a fine line between protecting American jobs and the economy, or having the country sucked down into a global economic slump. I am not sure Trump has the finesse to walk that line.


How is it one nation's responsibility to try to prevent another nation from collapsing economically? Intellectually of course it's generally a Good Thing to keep everybody moving along, but it's not a requirement of the job.

As far as laying this at Trump's feet it might be a bit early there ....he's not in office yet.



Ferret


I never said it was our responsibility, But we play a large role in the world economy, and anything we do must be thought out carefully, with regard to consequences it may have for the globe as a whole. It's the right thing to do. With regard to your second comment, don't worry, he's unlikely to be in that office, period.


I disagree completely. Everything we do should be done with what is best for the USA in mind. Damaging another countries economy is only an issue in so far as how much it will damage our economy, how much it will damage world security, will it cause a war, etc. America has no obligation to protect another country or look out for someone else's interest except where those interests coincide or further our interests.


It is a shame that Bush did not take your stance before invading Iraq, and taking us into the abyss that has followed. We had no legitimate interests there, save that fact that he thought we did. It is also unfortunate that the USA got embroiled in Vietnam. When you say "America has no obligation to protect another country", you are obviously not speaking to what the politicans believe, because that's exactly what we've felt the need to do, for about 80 years now. Isolationism is not the answer. In the global economy, we all rise together, or fall together, and our policies have much to do with which way we go.
 
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galad2003 wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
Ferretman wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/news/economy/mexico-economy-...

Unintended consequences of a 'get tough on Mexico' stance that Trump might take? Getting tough on them may exacerbate the world economy, when South and Central America appear to be in an economic slump. There is a fine line between protecting American jobs and the economy, or having the country sucked down into a global economic slump. I am not sure Trump has the finesse to walk that line.


How is it one nation's responsibility to try to prevent another nation from collapsing economically? Intellectually of course it's generally a Good Thing to keep everybody moving along, but it's not a requirement of the job.

As far as laying this at Trump's feet it might be a bit early there ....he's not in office yet.



Ferret


I never said it was our responsibility, But we play a large role in the world economy, and anything we do must be thought out carefully, with regard to consequences it may have for the globe as a whole. It's the right thing to do. With regard to your second comment, don't worry, he's unlikely to be in that office, period.


I disagree completely. Everything we do should be done with what is best for the USA in mind. Damaging another countries economy is only an issue in so far as how much it will damage our economy, how much it will damage world security, will it cause a war, etc. America has no obligation to protect another country or look out for someone else's interest except where those interests coincide or further our interests.

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