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Reply #60 - Sep 26th, 2019 at 7:04pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 26th, 2019 at 6:51pm:
Congress will set and regulate Tariffs and duties on imported goods. 

No shit?

The question is, will your proposed Constitutional amendment constrain Congress. That's what I'm asking.

Will import duties be uniform, or will they be applied differently to different imported goods?
  

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Reply #61 - Sep 26th, 2019 at 7:15pm
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Jeff wrote on Sep 26th, 2019 at 7:04pm:
The question is, will your proposed Constitutional amendment constrain Congress. That's what I'm asking.

Will import duties be uniform, or will they be applied differently to different imported goods?
Yes - Under the new NST amendment, all tariffs will be uniform.   

Congress will still have the ability to raise and lower tariffs according to needs, but they WILL be uniform.
  

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Reply #62 - Sep 26th, 2019 at 7:20pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 26th, 2019 at 7:15pm:
Yes - Under the new NST amendment, all tariffs will be uniform.   

Uniform according to SCOTUS' definition? That's what we currently have... Varying tariffs depending on the product and the country of origin.
  

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Reply #63 - Sep 26th, 2019 at 11:19pm
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Jeff wrote on Sep 26th, 2019 at 7:20pm:
Uniform according to SCOTUS' definition? That's what we currently have... Varying tariffs depending on the product and the country of origin.
No - uniform as in UNIFORM.  Meaning all tariffs will be the same. . .  You know. . . uniform.
  

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Reply #64 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 7:50am
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 26th, 2019 at 11:19pm:
No - uniform as in UNIFORM.  Meaning all tariffs will be the same. . .  You know. . . uniform.
You aren't being clear.

Do you agree that a uniform tariff would apply at the same rate to every imported good?
  

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Reply #65 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 10:58am
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Jeff wrote on Sep 27th, 2019 at 7:50am:
You aren't being clear.
Sorry   Embarrassed

Jeff wrote on Sep 27th, 2019 at 7:50am:
Do you agree that a uniform tariff would apply at the same rate to every imported good?

Yes.  Completely uniform.   

Congress may adjust Tariffs to meet specific needs, but the adjustment(s) will be uniform.
  

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Reply #66 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 1:06pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 27th, 2019 at 10:58am:
Congress may adjust Tariffs to meet specific needs, but the adjustment(s) will be uniform.
That's not clear either.

Do you agree that the only uniform adjustment Congress can make is to either raise or lower the tariff on all imported products?
  

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Reply #67 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 2:29pm
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Jeff wrote on Sep 27th, 2019 at 1:06pm:
That's not clear either.

Do you agree that the only uniform adjustment Congress can make is to either raise or lower the tariff on all imported products?
Not exactly.  Congress may decide to raise tariffs on specific goods such as automobiles or electronics.   But the tariff will be uniform in that all imported goods are taxed at the same rate.

In other words, if automobile tariffs are raised to 18%, then ALL foreign carmakers must pay the duty.   The tariff on imported Hondas and Toyotas will always be the same as imported Audis or Kias.
  

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Reply #68 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 4:04pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 27th, 2019 at 2:29pm:
Congress may decide to raise tariffs on specific goods such as automobiles or electronics.
How is that uniform, if you protect one industry by penalizing everyone else?
  

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Reply #69 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 4:37pm
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Jeff wrote on Sep 27th, 2019 at 4:04pm:
How is that uniform, if you protect one industry by penalizing everyone else?
Raising tariffs on one type of product or commodity penalizes nobody.  Not if it is done uniformly.   Nor does it offer protection.

Shoe retailers who sell imported Reebok cross-trainers are not affected at all if Congress decides to raise duties on imported TVs.  It neither helps nor hurts them.
  

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