Having the Obama Administration slap tariffs on the Chinese tires being dumped into this economy was an important first step. This should not be viewed as protectionist (although it does protect the American consumer and the manufacturing base), but rather a show that we will level the playing field with our trading partners.
We cannot continue to give away the farm and then complain about the price and quality of the food. We must stand up as consumers and choose American Made, demand that our elected representatives stand up to other countries and not fall vicitm to those who want us to back down by calling us protectionist. America First is not bad, it is common sense for Americans.