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Thursday, May 16, 2019

There are some 80 major active construction projects in Miami-Dade, making it one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Broward has as many as 50. But if new tariffs are imposed on Chinese raw materials, as the Trump Administration has warned, many of those projects could grind to a halt.

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Now multiply that time all the cities in the nation. Think about all the jobs affected. Recipe for 2008.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 10:29 AM | Reply

Also, exemptions from the tariffs can be granted but would American steel manufacturers increase their production and employment if too many are? Why have a tariff in the first place if you are just going to exempt the businesses who buy steel from the tariffs? Cluster F**k!

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 10:32 AM | Reply

Our economy is being run by a guy that some folks say lost more money than any other tax payer during the 1990s.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 10:33 AM | Reply

Good. They shouldn't be building anyway. They are going to be knee deep in water in a few decades.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-16 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good. They shouldn't be building anyway.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian

Now that fits on a bumper sticker.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 10:35 AM | Reply

"Thank God You're Not A Soldier"

Here's another GOP bumper sticker.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 10:36 AM | Reply

Oh no....where WILL we get lumber, steel, glass and stucco?

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-16 10:44 AM | Reply

"Good. They shouldn't be building anyway. They are going to be knee deep in water in a few decades."

Most of the residents of Ft. Lauderdale would completely agree with you. They have so many high rise buildings going up downtown that it is going to overwhelm the traffic system and make Ft. Lauderdale into a miserable place to live. I live near downtown and I'm beginning to get calls from people who want to buy my condo, I may just sell and go somewhere cheap where I can live on my SS and retire.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 10:54 AM | Reply

"Oh no....where WILL we get lumber, steel, glass and stucco?"

Yeah, steel manufacturers are going to invest millions of dollars in additional capacity depending on the longevity of a tariff imposed unilaterally by a President with low popularity up for reelection in 2020. No, if you want to increase jobs in manufacturing the Congress has to pass the tariff. The President is only supposed to be imposing tariffs related to national security, anything else it is Congress's job but the Senate is run by free trade Libertarians who don't believe in tariffs.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 11:02 AM | Reply

--Most of the residents of Ft. Lauderdale would completely agree with you.

Ft. Lauderdale is high on the list of top 25 cities at risk from rising sea levels.

www.climatecentral.org

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-16 11:07 AM | Reply

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Nulli's right, Florida should be evacuating, but you'll have to pass a test to get out.
That should cut the influx by at least 70%

We could fence it off and throw prisoners in there.

You don't have to leave, Danni.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 11:09 AM | Reply

#9 Yeah, that's why I'm a "little l" libertarian. The party has gone off the rails a LOT. Trade may not be their nuttiest position, but it's close...open borders, unrestricted trade, abolition of governmental oversight....nuts. It's that sort of stuff that has kept them on the outside looking in.

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-16 11:47 AM | Reply

We are gitting home building material from china??????????????

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-05-16 05:52 PM | Reply

There should be plenty of steel left over from the high speed rail we're no longer building.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-05-16 11:12 PM | Reply

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG I agree, The Libertarian party is nuts. My belief is that the more power and more missions you give to the central government the less freedom the individual has. The more the government does, the less the quality of the government actions. Foreign policy should be controlled by the central government and for the interests and protection of it's citizens.

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-17 04:55 AM | Reply

"We are gitting home building material from china??????????????"

He's been sleeping under a bridge for the last 30 years. Hopefully not the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

""Chinese drywall" refers to an environmental health issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China, imported to the United States and used in residential construction between 2001 and 2009 -- affecting "an estimated 100,000 homes in more than 20 states.""

www.google.com

"Dang: The Chinese-Made Bay Bridge Continues to Fall Apart"

www.americanmanufacturing.org

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-17 06:02 AM | Reply

"My belief is that the more power and more missions you give to the central government the less freedom the individual has."

What freedoms has the federal government taken from you? I have noticed that the federal government, generally speaking, has protected all of us from corrupt local and state governments and corporations more than any other institution. I like clean water and air, ok, I give up the right to pollute, more realistically though, corporations give up that right to pollute our environment. I want protections from the banking industry as in Wells Fargo, so what right did I give up there? You haven't really lost any rights, you have been protected but you repeat silly talking points you hear on conservative media designed to gain popularity for corporate interests who don't like regulation which protects our environment and me and you.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-17 06:12 AM | Reply

....So Miami will be the new Venice????

#18 | Posted by saginawmi at 2019-05-17 07:48 AM | Reply

A pot smoker asks what the federal government taken from us?

#19 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-05-17 08:02 AM | Reply

We are gitting home building material from china??????????????
#13 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Typical Trumptard, completely ignorant of our economy just like his cult leader.

#20 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-17 08:16 AM | Reply

After hurricane damage, the price of plywood goes up.
Do people stop building? Hell f+++ NO.

#21 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-17 08:17 AM | Reply

Do people stop building? Hell f+++ NO.

#21 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at

You do understand this article is about building that's stopped?

Maybe you don't.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-17 08:20 AM | Reply

#17 | Posted by danni Go ahead and get a student loan or health insurance, then tell me how free you are.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-17 08:25 AM | Reply

"Posted by danni Go ahead and get a student loan or health insurance, then tell me how free you are."

And how does the federal government force you to do either?

"Do people stop building? Hell f+++ NO."

In 2008 Miami had many high rise buildings half finished which stood there for years with completion.

#24 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-17 09:06 AM | Reply

"with completion."

without completion.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-17 09:06 AM | Reply

what materials do we have to buy from China? can't get them here or from some other place?

It may cost more but if the demand for the property is real....should this really shut it all down?

Or is this article just a piss and moan from property developers who won't make as much using cheap Chinese crap in the buildings????

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2019-05-17 09:42 AM | Reply

#24 | Posted by danni Actually I am forced to buy health insurance as per law and the feds will take my tax return if I can not prove it. If I want a student loan, only the feds are allowed to issue such.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-17 09:44 AM | Reply

Is it possible that there are US suppliers of these materials that have been 10% more in their prices, which is why these construction firms buy from Chinese suppliers? Further, is it possible these firms can now buy from US firms at a higher price? and pass it on to the condo owners? or will this just cut into the massive profits of developers and construction firms making a huge margin on these projects?

I used to read "fair trade..not FREE trade" when we talked about why US companies go overseas when they don't have to.

What happened????

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2019-05-17 10:00 AM | Reply

The penalty for not buying health insurance ended in 2018. Banks make private student loans all the time.

#29 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-17 10:36 AM | Reply

#29 | Posted by danni Oh, that's why I had to submit a 1095B with my return this year. Are you sure that private banks still make student loans, Maxime Waters made a fool of herself when she accused bank executives in committee of not helping students pay off their loans, they replied they did not make student loans and had not in decades. Clinton pushed and got the fed to take over that market.

#30 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-17 02:07 PM | Reply

"Ft. Lauderdale is high on the list of top 25 cities at risk from rising sea levels.
www.climatecentral.org
#10 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"

Nullifidian believes in climate change doomsday predictions?

When did that happen?

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-17 03:50 PM | Reply

It won't halt ...

Just in time ... The US Govenrment is shipping cheap labor, putting those expensive construction workers out of work....

Broward and Palm Beach counties bracing for planeloads of immigrants from crowded U.S. camps
www.sun-sentinel.com

Thanks OpenBorders!!!!!
~ Developers

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-18 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But if new tariffs are imposed on Chinese raw materials, as the Trump Administration has warned, many of those projects could grind to a halt.
The main cost in south florida isn't labor or materials ...

Its land.

Nullifidian believes in climate change doomsday predictions? ~ Snoofy

Seas have been rising since before "1491" .. read the book Snoofy you'll understand, otherwise remain ignorant its worked for you so far ...

#33 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-18 10:45 AM | Reply

"Seas have been rising since before "1491"

And falling.
Relevance?

"read the book Snoofy you'll understand"

The book?
You mean The Bible or something??

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-18 01:24 PM | Reply

#30 you believe too much of what you read on your white power websites.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-18 02:11 PM | Reply

Relevance?

You brought up "climate change".....

The book?

The books name is in quotes, weird I would put are year in quotes right? That is your literalness taking over....

#36 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-18 03:52 PM | Reply

What? You can have a book title without any alphabetic characters?

I didn't know that.

--Doofy

#37 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-18 03:57 PM | Reply

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