Jobs like that were once the backbone of this country.
Looking at long term possibilities, it’s going to take jobs like that and a revived steel industry in particular to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure we have and it’s a damn good place to start.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he wants to bring the steel industry back to America even if it means applying tariffs to imports from other countries.
“I want to bring the steel industry back into our country. If that takes tariffs, let it take tariffs, OK? Maybe it will cost a little bit more, but we’ll have jobs,” Trump told a meeting at the White House with state governors.
The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended Trump impose curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries. On Friday, the White House had said Trump has not yet made a final decision on the matter.
Reporting by Roberta RamptonEditing by Chizu Nomiyama
Looks like he thought about it over the weekend.
There would be a cascade effect of course, both positive and negative but in the long run I see the plus outweighing the minus bigly.
It takes heavy equipment to make steel. There is one right there.
It takes big trucks and lots of train cars to move steel, that shit is heavy.
There’s another one.
Just one steel plant coming back on line could easily support a small community.
It takes a lot of electricity to make modern steel.
The implications of such a resurgence can not be overstated.
The Chinese have been accused of dumping cheap steel into this country for a long time, not always the best quality either.
I remember a certain bridge down in California that was built exclusively with Chinese steel that was found to be substandard.
This could be a real shot in the arm for this country.