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Author: mauser96 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 459228  
Subject: Re: Declaration of war.... Date: 9/25/2012 7:15 PM
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I vacation in the South, on a lake nestled among miles upon miles of timber land , mostly pine. I noticed that the pine timber being used on a house under construction came from Canada, probably a thousand or more miles away. Since I know Canada is not a low labor cost place, and that pine grows faster where it's warmer,(perhaps resulting in more wood but of a lower quality) and that transportation isn't free I'm unable to understand why it's imported. Unless Canadian taxpayers are giving their producers a subsidy. Or American authorities don't care about jobs.

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commenta... this source is a Canadian newspaper so it may have a Pro Canada bias

If we can't even compete with something like a common type of wood we have problems.
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