This is old information, but the reason we were given that closing the factories down was because other countries could make steel cheaper than we do, and that was because their standards were lower than ours. I hate to say it but, the solution may be to change our standards to that of Japan. US steel is said to be more flexible. Maybe we should do a study to see if products made with imported steel such as Japanese cars are as safe in a crash as cars made with American steel. And to see if products and cars made with steel are as durable in the long run as cars made with American steel. I’ve been watching all these years and there has been no noticeable difference. Now we have plenty of data to back that up.
Rather than Tariffs, I’d like to see upping our standard of pollution for steel plants, and changing our steel formula to meet Japan’s standard without compromising safety or health.
The way I understand it, if we changed our standards in the making of Steel to what other Countries’ standards are, we wouldn’t need tariffs.
I hope that makes sense, and if the people want it, we can responsibly reopen steel mills. If we don’t do this, we won’t be able to reopen steel mills no matter how many tariffs we impose.