• BHO Posted: 10/22/2009 1:35pm PDT

    Well it beats letting the Chinese government walk all over us but I personally will be driving with balding tires for longer if prices go up significantly.

  • Childish Men Posted: 10/22/2009 1:42pm PDT

    My question is whether the increased prices will cut sales, which after all is the purpose of punitive tariffs ... so BHO's comment, above, is a good thing.

  • AutoBoy Posted: 10/22/2009 2:38pm PDT

    Thanks for the explanation. I am thinking prices will go up a bit, just a matter of timing. Politically, just underscores the fact that this current administration is bought and paid for by special interests (in this case unions) just as the past administration was bought and paid for by special interests (defense/oil). Nothing new, post-partisan, refreshing or noble here - politics pure and simple. As is almost always the case, when appealing to a narrow group, the larger interests (car owners) get hurt.

  • Fizz Posted: 10/22/2009 3:09pm PDT

    This makes a good case for the fair tax law.

  • Rahm Posted: 10/22/2009 3:23pm PDT

    @Autoboy we are not governed by any special interest, we thinks this is good for america to protect US jobs. So what if we then need to bail companies - this is why rich people pay taxes.

  • Nebraska Posted: 10/22/2009 3:47pm PDT

    Taxes on tires? You have got to be kidding me.

  • Nebraska Posted: 10/22/2009 3:48pm PDT

    Taxes on tires? You have got to be kidding me.

  • oldsrocket88 Posted: 10/22/2009 6:35pm PDT

    With all of the problems with crap from China. Everything from China should have a large tariff.

  • fox Posted: 10/25/2009 8:20am PDT

    Thanks for the heads-up! I can't wait for the airless tires to be available...