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Trump to partially reverse trade and tourism opening with Cuba

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The Hill:

The directive delivers on one of Trump’s major campaign promises regarding the U.S. approach to Cuba, and will undo much of former President Obama’s actions toward Cuba. It instructs the Treasury Secretary to direct the Commerce Department to forward the new policy 90 days after the issuing of the directives on Friday. 

Tourist travel to Cuba was already illegal, but Obama relaxed rules on “people to people” educational trips. Trump is tightening the restrictions on those trips, the report said. Trump's changes could also mean some U.S. companies currently doing business in Cuba could lose licenses.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/337998-trump-to-restrict-cuban-travel-and-trade-policy-report

In what way does this make sense in terms of trade or tourism policy? 

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Just now, soulflower said:

The Hill:

The directive delivers on one of Trump’s major campaign promises regarding the U.S. approach to Cuba, and will undo much of former President Obama’s actions toward Cuba. It instructs the Treasury Secretary to direct the Commerce Department to forward the new policy 90 days after the issuing of the directives on Friday. 

Tourist travel to Cuba was already illegal, but Obama relaxed rules on “people to people” educational trips. Trump is tightening the restrictions on those trips, the report said. Trump's changes could also mean some U.S. companies currently doing business in Cuba could lose licenses.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/337998-trump-to-restrict-cuban-travel-and-trade-policy-report

In what way does this make sense in terms of trade or tourism policy? 

NO its all about dismantling Obama's two terms.

 

Hopefully Trump won't even complete his first year.

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1 minute ago, michiganjoe said:

 

Ahhh Little Marco and the Orange Sphincter.

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8 minutes ago, soulflower said:

The Hill:

The directive delivers on one of Trump’s major campaign promises regarding the U.S. approach to Cuba, and will undo much of former President Obama’s actions toward Cuba. It instructs the Treasury Secretary to direct the Commerce Department to forward the new policy 90 days after the issuing of the directives on Friday. 

Tourist travel to Cuba was already illegal, but Obama relaxed rules on “people to people” educational trips. Trump is tightening the restrictions on those trips, the report said. Trump's changes could also mean some U.S. companies currently doing business in Cuba could lose licenses.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/337998-trump-to-restrict-cuban-travel-and-trade-policy-report

In what way does this make sense in terms of trade or tourism policy? 

It's Trump. Why should it make sense? All that matters is undoing what the black man did.

Edited by bmore_ken

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This sad pathetic little man-child is hell-bent on spitefully dismantling everything with Obama's finger prints on it, no matter how stupid or bad for the country. 

This thing is unfit for the office.

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This is the same Trump who didn't have the Guts to criticize Saudi Arabia's repression of their citizens

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2 minutes ago, soulflower said:

This is the same Trump who didn't have the Guts to criticize Saudi Arabia's repression of their citizens

He's as spineless as a jellyfish when it comes to backing up all the smack talk while he's at the place he's been talking smack about

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It's amazing to consider that a guy who got into office capitalizing on the economic anxieties of American workers has done so much to make the lives of American workers more difficult.

 

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"This week, President Donald Trump will reportedly announce the re-imposition of certain economic sanctions on Cuba that were unwound during the recent diplomatic thaw between the United States and its southern neighbor. This re-imposition is not a return to the previous comprehensive embargo meant to strangle the Cuban economy. Rather, it is the smart use of U.S. economic power to continue to put pressure on the Castro regime for its continued human-rights abuses, even as Americans interact directly with the Cuban people.

Despite alarmist arguments that the Trump administration’s re-imposition of certain sanctions is an ill-fated attempt to return to U.S. Cold War-era policies, this increase in sanctions pressure represents the smart use of American economic power. U.S. policymakers routinely adjust sanctions programs to ensure maximum effectiveness. Because the unilateral unwinding has significantly benefited the Cuban military and oppressive elements of the regime, it is perfectly appropriate to adjust this program to limit their ability to enrich themselves."

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/15/fine-tuning-the-cuba-embargo-trump-obama-castro-tourism/

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3 minutes ago, Dr Johnny Fever said:

"This week, President Donald Trump will reportedly announce the re-imposition of certain economic sanctions on Cuba that were unwound during the recent diplomatic thaw between the United States and its southern neighbor. This re-imposition is not a return to the previous comprehensive embargo meant to strangle the Cuban economy. Rather, it is the smart use of U.S. economic power to continue to put pressure on the Castro regime for its continued human-rights abuses, even as Americans interact directly with the Cuban people.

Despite alarmist arguments that the Trump administration’s re-imposition of certain sanctions is an ill-fated attempt to return to U.S. Cold War-era policies, this increase in sanctions pressure represents the smart use of American economic power. U.S. policymakers routinely adjust sanctions programs to ensure maximum effectiveness. Because the unilateral unwinding has significantly benefited the Cuban military and oppressive elements of the regime, it is perfectly appropriate to adjust this program to limit their ability to enrich themselves."

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/15/fine-tuning-the-cuba-embargo-trump-obama-castro-tourism/

Yes, because it has worked so well for the past 50 years.

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4 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Yes, because it has worked so well for the past 50 years.

So the continued oppression of the cuban people and enrichment of the oppressors is acceptable to you.

Got it.

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Posted (edited)

3 minutes ago, Dr Johnny Fever said:

So the continued oppression of the cuban people and enrichment of the oppressors is acceptable to you.

Got it.

So by not addressing the post you appear to be responding to, you admit the sanctions don't work?

Edited by hst2

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7 minutes ago, Dr Johnny Fever said:

So the continued oppression of the cuban people and enrichment of the oppressors is acceptable to you.

Got it.

The US can't make that moral argument given our history with Cuba

Its not as if they were a beacon of freedom when they were a Client-State of the US pre-Castro

 

The best way to change Cuba is to sell them iPhones

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2 minutes ago, soulflower said:

The US can't make that moral argument given our history with Cuba

Its not as if they were a beacon of freedom when they were a Client-State of the US pre-Castro

 

The best way to change Cuba is to sell them iPhones

Without service ..???

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11 minutes ago, Dr Johnny Fever said:

So the continued oppression of the cuban people and enrichment of the oppressors is acceptable to you.

Got it.

Do you know any Cubans personally?

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1 minute ago, stevez51 said:

Without service ..???

Would you prefer US companies build their Cellular networks? Or Chinese companies? 

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1 minute ago, soulflower said:

Would you prefer US companies build their Cellular networks? Or Chinese companies? 

You really think the regime in Cuba wants their people to send photos out about how some live there ...???

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Just now, stevez51 said:

You really think the regime in Cuba wants their people to send photos out about how some live there ...???

I have many many photos that Cubans send on Facebook and Twitter daily.

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1 minute ago, ncbirdfan said:

I have many many photos that Cubans send on Facebook and Twitter daily.

Uncensored ..???

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7 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

You really think the regime in Cuba wants their people to send photos out about how some live there ...???

I'm sure their internet usage is as tightly controlled as the internet in Turkey or Saudi Arabia. Two countries that Trump is pretty fond of...

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1 minute ago, soulflower said:

I'm sure their internet usage is as tightly controlled as the internet in Turkey or Saudi Arabia. Two countries that Trump is pretty fond of...

As is China .......

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6 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

As is China .......

Trump's new buddy.

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11 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Trump's new buddy.

Thought it was Russia or Saudi Arabia or Turkey or .........

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