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Saturday, June 09, 2018

G7 is Donald Trump and the Six Dwarfs

The G7 Summit of seven of the top 10 economies in the world are meeting in Quebec, a reminder that Canada is little more than a large Belgium, only with oil and polar bears.

President Trump is pushing back in the trade war, which no American president has done since maybe Teddy Roosevelt. Certainly none have done that since World War II, as we rebuilt the economies of our allies (Britain and France) and our enemies (Germany, Italy, and Japan).

The other G7 countries (except Japan) are pushing back against the America First pushback.

"Macron turns on Trump after US president attacks EU and Canada: 'We don't mind being G6, if needs be,’" the Independent reported.

Sure you can.

The truth is, we are the Big Fish in the tiny G7 pond. Our economy outweighs the rest of them combined.

The annual GDPs by country are Canada ($1.8 trillion), France ($2.9 trillion), Germany ($4.2 trillion), Italy ($2.2 trillion), Japan ($5.2 trillion), the United Kingdom ($2.9 trillion), and the United States ($20.4 trillion).

The other six have a combined annual economic output of $19.2 trillion.

The United States alone is $20.4 trillion.

Their combined populations are 439 million people.

Ours is 326 million.

We do more with three-fourths the population.

We defend Europe through NATO, and Germany and others do not have the common decency to fulfill their promises to build their own defenses. The Cold War ended 27 years ago. We have no need to be in NATO. None.

Every one of those six G7 countries has protective tariffs slapped on the United States. Now they cry foul when we retaliate.

America does not need the rest of the world. We have everything we need. We could close our coasts and our borders and survive, especially post-fracking.

We do not need the G7; the G7 needs us.

President Trump is giving them one day. That's it. That's about right.

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28 comments:

  1. Punch back twice as hard

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  2. AGIOW. America Going Its Own Way. I like the sound of that. The people on the coasts would have to turn and look the other way, toward the America they hate, for trading opportunities.

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  3. Someone make sure Justine wasn't wearing platforms, pls.

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  4. It pisses me off that Macron played all kissy-face with Mr. T and then turned around and tried to play Rambo ahead of the summit. Don’t make me laugh, Manny.

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    1. He's following in the footsteps of Chuck DeGaulle, for whom the US Army coined the acronym YBSOB.

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    2. For those who don't know about Operation Torch, the acronym means "Yellow Bellied S.O.B."

      BTW, I have a French rifle in excellent condition: it was only dropped once, and never fired!

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  5. At bottom, they're in favor of Big Gov shoving around the little guy. We want the little guy to have a chance.
    JimNorCal

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    1. The biggest loe in the world was that the Democrats were ever about the little guy. Sure, the Republicans lied a lot that way, too, but the Dems were into shutting off any pathway to success of the individual. They wanted us all to be "little".

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    2. This is a good summary of left politics in a few words.

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    1. MAGAnomics!!!!! A word for the ages. Let’s see how long it takes for it to appear in the media.
      JC

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    2. Umm- that would be approximately "never."

      The MSM has no intention of telling the truth, and MAGAnomics is far too truthful!

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  7. “Macron turns on Trump after US president attacks EU and Canada”

    That’s like being savaged by a sheep.

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    1. "That’s like being savaged by a sheep."

      ewe!

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  8. Italy is going to start working with us as soon as its new government gets set up. They just elected the most nationalistic, anti-EU government west of the Adriatic.

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  9. "America does not need the rest of the world. We have everything we need. We could close our coasts and out borders and survive, especially post-fracking."

    They do, however, need us.

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  10. I believe that the President told Justine to his face he's got about two weeks to agree to a bilat or we're pulling out of NAFTA and imposing mirror tariffs against them. We'll deal with Mexico after their election. That won't be pretty either.

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  11. "Canada is little more than a large Belgium, only with oil and polar bears."

    I love it.

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  12. Maybe we should tell the UN the same thing...

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  13. Why is there no reporting on the tariffs that the EU has imposed on US goods for decades? A level playing field is a terrifying prospect for the socialist EU.

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  14. As to Russia re-joining the G7, in terms of PPP GDP its economy is a nig as Germany and bigger than France, the UK, etc. And it's the 2nd biggest military power. Excluding Russia serves no purpose if one velieves dialog is useful.

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  15. Why do they hold these annual G7 confabs? As far as I can tell, they're held mostly for domestic politics to make the attendees look good at home. Biennial meetings would seem to be good enough for that, at least in our system of government. Maybe in parliamentary systems the heads of state need to be constantly shown as "doing something" that matters.

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  16. Kim Jong Un (the North Korean leader) would not call the G7 "Donald Trump and the Six Dwarfs."

    Kim Jong Un would call it "The Dotard and the other 6 World Leaders" and some people might agree.

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    1. Imagine how the Norks felt when Donald Trump won the Presidency. They had to have had their hearts set on another 4 to 8 years of lefty American bootlickers coming to their negotiations. Instead they got a crafty real estate tycoon who actually loves his country.

      --The Pentagon says that North Korea likely has a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile. Hats off to Wendy Sherman, architect of the 1999 nuclear deal with North Korea that was supposed to prevent this sort of thing. In return for hundreds of millions of dollars of food and oil at a time a million or more people were starving to death under the North Korean regime, the United States received meaningless concessions that did little or nothing to stop North Korea’s nuclear program.--

      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/10/meet_wendy_sherman_architect_of_appeasement_disasters_in_nuclear_negotiations_with_north_korea_and_iran.html

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    2. KJU wouldn't say that, because he wouldn't want PDJT to pull over on the side of the road.

      President Trump has, in fact, essentially said to Un, "Don't make me pull this car over," and Un has as good as said, "Yes, Daddy."

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