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[–] Dfens [S] 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Steel is steel! You don't have steel, you don't have a country. -- President Donald J Trump

It's nice to finally have a president who gets it. Here's the proclamation

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[–] tame 6 points -4 points (+2|-6) ago 

So why do you want less steel, and more expensive steel? Because if you import less of it, that's what you'll get.

Don't tax raw materials. Smelting steel is dirty and uses a lot of power, and it's easy - anyone can do it. So let poor countries do the smelting and put a tax on imports of high tech shit like CPUs and MOSFETs and stuff. That's the shit you want to be building locally.

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[–] whysosensitive 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Maybe the quality is an issue?

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[–] gazillions 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

China can go to war and win because they can stop sending steel. Or are you sucking back the comic book myth that war is only fought on a keyboard?

Steel is as important to economies and defense as oil.