Uhhh because the US subsidize their dairy Farmers 20Billion a year and US dairy doesn't even meet our standards since they inject their cows with hormones which we don't allow hereEastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑Apr 19th, 2017 1:16 amBut not all 400,000 agriculture jobs use cartel power to set prices artificially high, AND have the protection of a tariff wall so that they don't have to compete. In other words they have a monopoly. Dairy and poultry have that protection, but beef does not.
Consider that foreign butter is slapped with an almost 300% tariff on import. (if you're wondering why you never see Kerrygold butter from Ireland here, but it's readily available even at ALDI in America, that's why). What makes dairy farmers so special they deserve that kind of protection?
I didn't see the government slap a 300% tariff on iPhones and Android phones in order to protect BlackBerry jobs.
I didn't see the government slap a 300% tariff on Alcatel/Lucent/Cisco products in order to protect Nortel jobs.
I didn't see the government slap a 300% tariff on Starbucks coffee roasted in Seattle in order to protect Tim Hortons and Second Cup jobs.
and so on...
Trump may be wrong on a lot of things, but he is absolutely right on this. Tariff wall has got to go. If the dairy farmers want to continue operating as a cartel, let them. But no more tariff wall.
Where you see this in action and it works quite well is in California. Go into a supermarket in CA and you'll see California milk (selling for about what Canadian milk goes for, $4/gal) right alongside milk from other states like Wisconsin, sold at more reasonable prices (maybe $2.50/gal). The consumer makes the choice whether to buy local/organic/yada-yada or keep more money in his pocket. What's wrong with that?
Other companies you mentioned didn't get billions in state funding ..If they did.. They'll be slapped with a tariff too