Sunday, July 1, 2018

Trump Trade Wars

Our neighbor to the North celebrates Canada Day
Not with candles on its birthday cake but with tariffs to our exports slay
Our neighbor to the South is voting for a new president
A leftist who is leading and announced migrants passing through will not back to Central America be sent
Trade deficits in the billions with Trump trying to make it right
As North America girds for a brutal trade fight
The EU is caught up in the growing trade brawl
Imposing tariffs to American imports hinder and stall
The big gorilla in the room is the Chinese
That has been stealing oujr IP like a nectar sucking swarm of bees
Surrounding its companies by a  Great Wall of currency manipulation and tariffs
While the WTO has proven to be an asleep at the switch sheriff
Enter the master of the art of the deal
Vowing to pursue reciprocal trade with fervent zeal
Time will tell who if any of our traders will blink
Or whether this trading tit for tat will put economies in a world of red ink
The nervous nellies in the Senate are discussing curbs on Trump’s ability to cut trade deals
One thing is certain if we do not close the trade piggy bank, our wealth  our trading partners will continue to steal/

© July 1, 2018 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet  

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