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Poll: 78% Of Americans Are Willing To Pay More For Non-China Made Products

40% won’t buy anything from China now.

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A Bloomberg poll has revealed that an overwhelming majority of Americans would be willing to spend more money on products if they are manufactured outside of China, with 40% saying they simply will not buy anything made in China at all.

In addition to these findings, 55% said that they do not believe China can be trusted to fulfil its trade-deal commitment to buy more U.S. products, while 66% said they favor raising import restrictions over the pursuit of free-trade deals as a better way to boost the U.S. economy.

The findings come as President Trump announced that he now feels ‘differently’ about the trade deal he signed with China earlier this year.

”I feel differently now about that deal than I did three months ago,” Trump told reporters Tuesday.

”We will see what all happens, but it’s been a very disappointing situation. Very disappointing thing happened with China because the plague flowed in and that wasn’t supposed to happen and it could have been stopped,” Trump added.

”Once the virus came in, once the plague, as I called it, came in, I said how did they let that happen? And how come it didn’t go into other sections of China? Why did they block it from leaving Wuhan? But they didn’t block it from going to the rest of the world, including the United States. Why is that? Beijing doesn’t have it. Other places don’t have it,” he continued.

The President touted trade deals that the US has with other countries.

“People don’t realize the amount of business that we do with Canada and with Mexico is monumental. It is the biggest trade deal in the world, bigger than the deal we made with China, most people don’t know and the China deal is kicking in.” Trump said.

Earlier this month, Trump tweeted that 100 trade deals with China wouldn’t make up for the ‘plague from China’.

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Veteran Investor Says Governments Are Planning to Totally Outlaw Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency to mimic gold?

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Veteran investor Ray Dalio warns that governments across the globe are planning to outlaw Bitcoin because the financial elite cannot tolerate something that they don’t have monopoly control over.

“Every country treasures its monopoly on controlling the supply and demand. They don’t want other monies to be operating or competing,” Dalio told Yahoo Finance.

“So, I think that it would be very likely that you will have it, under a certain set of circumstances, outlawed the way gold was outlawed,” he added.

Dalio cited the 1934 Gold Reserve Act, which ended all private holding and use of gold as money. This followed the previous year’s Executive Order 6102, which made it a criminal offense for U.S. citizens to own or trade gold and led to a widespread confiscation program.

The investor said that Bitcoin’s volatile nature also posed a threat to financial elites’ control of money and banking, “because things can get out of control.”

Back in January, head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde called for global regulations on Bitcoin, labeling the cryptocurrency “reprehensible.”

“(Bitcoin) has conducted some funny business and some interesting and totally reprehensible money laundering activity,” said Lagarde, who herself was previously found guilty of financial negligence by a French court.

Bitcoin is also despised by cultural and media elites because it allows people who have had their lives turned upside down by deplatforming and denied banking to continue to operate.

One wonders what the trigger could be to create the moral panic around Bitcoin to grease the skids for its criminalization.

Perhaps a massive terror attack that was wholly funded by the cryptocurrency?

The value of Bitcoin has continued to surge in recent months and now stands at over $51,000 dollars.

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Rand Paul: Democrat ‘Class Warfare Wealth Tax Will Destroy Our Country’

“The class warfare people need to get a grip on what happens”

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Senator Rand Paul has warned that a Democrat proposed ‘wealth tax’ is fundamentally “un-American” and will kill off entrepreneurship.

Appearing on Fox Business, Paul spoke about the ‘extreme’ plan being pushed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, urging that “A wealth tax will destroy our country.”

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“It’s not good for our country,” Paul said explaining that “This class warfare, punitive stuff that some of these Democrats want – it’s un-American.

“It’s bad for business and it’s bad for everybody,” Paul continued, adding “Because capitalism uplifts all.”

The plan would see higher taxes on the “rich”, with Bloomberg News analysis concluding that the 100 richest Americans would have their income shrink by $78 billion per year.

The plan would impose a 2% annual tax on the net worth of households worth $50 million and above, as well as an additional 1% tax on holdings of $1 billion upwards.

Paul argued that “capitalism, trade and division of labor” in the US means it has a poverty level that is one of the lowest internationally.

The Senator pointed to other countries that have attempted wealth taxes, and failed.

“The class warfare people need to get a grip on what happens,” Paul declared, adding “When they take over, we become Venezuela and I don’t want that for our country either.”

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China Created More Billionaires Than Every Other Country Combined During Pandemic

259 new billionaires broke into the club during 2020.

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Continuing its rapid post-COVID economic recovery, it has been revealed that China created more billionaires in 2020 than the rest of the world combined.

According to the Hurun Global Rich List, 259 billionaires broke into the exclusive club, meaning China now boasts a total of 1,058 billionaires and is the first country in the world to break the 1,000 level.

In comparison, the United States created 70 new billionaires in 2020, although people who were already billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates saw their profits surge during the pandemic.

“China – the country where Covid first emerged and which has been accused of covering up its early spread, leading to the pandemic – has seen its economy boom while the rest of the world’s finances have been hammered by the disease,” reports the Daily Mail.

As we highlighted back in December, China is also set to outstrip every other country in terms of GDP growth over the next two years.

“A graph proposing GDP projections for various nations and areas showed that China was the only nation on the list to enjoy real GDP growth in 2020, with 1.8%, 8% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022,” reported Sputnik.

In reality, China ended up posting even better numbers for 2020 with a 2.3% GDP rise, the only major economy in the world to grow at all last year.

“In comparison, the United States, having suffered a 3.7% drop in 2020, is set to achieve 3.2% and 3.5% real GDP growth in 2021 and 2022 respectively.”

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