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January 11, 2018


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At risk of being literal -- he said "make a good deal" which suggests he intends on making a deal as opposing to scuppering it. He could claim that his new deal (pun intended) raised economic growth and ergo created extra tax revenue for the federal government.

Or possibly the good deal means raising the requirement for local/North American content on goods in order to qualify for duty free access ---> thus goods that previously qualified with say...50% of their content of North American origin wouldn't qualify if the threshold is now 60% and as a result are taxed. That extra tax revenue is then used for the wall.

So now that Mexico and Canada have been sorta strong-armed into a replacement NAFTA deal (now to be called USMCA), any thoughts on it (and the process of negotiations) Noel?

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