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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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[–] piratse 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It 100% is. Many companies have a policy of "no Chinese steel!"

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[–] Rellik88 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Chink steel is crap.

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[–] LeoJohnson 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If the Kobe scandal is any indication, yes.

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[–] brandnewset 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Inferior and very suspect product, esp if it's used for something critical and then fails when needed most. Yikes.

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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.

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[–] russpy 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

So require the military to design contracts to only buy from companies who use US steel... Why try to force Ford, Boeing, GM, to produce consumer products with it?

The way you go to war is when countries stop trading with each other. Or are you still too dumb to understand that?