Lumber not expensive enough?

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Biden administration moving to double tariffs on Canadian lumber despite already skyrocketing timber prices
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The Biden administration is recommending doubling tariffs on Canadian lumber despite the current skyrocketing prices for the materials for U.S. consumers.

"At a time when soaring lumber prices have added nearly $36,000 to the price of a new home and priced millions of middle-class households out of the housing market, the Biden administration's preliminary finding on Friday to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. shows the White House does not care about the plight of American home buyers and renters who have been forced to pay much higher costs for housing," National Association of Home Builders chairman Chuck Fowke said in a statement.

The move, which would raise tariffs on Canadian lumber from 8.99% to 18.32%, comes as lumber pieces in the U.S. jumped 275% since last April.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/b...already-skyrocketing-timber-prices/ar-AAKrPq4

For the record trump wanted 24% in 2017 when he first imposed the tariff.

The commerce dept suggested doubling the 8 something percent it ended up being in a report released in late May.

I think Trump failed, and Biden will too if he doesn’t get rid of it, much less doubles it.

Unfair competition because most logging in Canada is done public lands and not private... whatever, not like they are china dumping steel.
 

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I'm dead in the water on a chit ton of projects and improvements around here, no way I can afford todays lumber prices.. I'd bet I see a increase in the coming tax roll though.. Raped and violated..
 

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I'm dead in the water on a chit ton of projects and improvements around here, no way I can afford todays lumber prices.. I'd bet I see a increase in the coming tax roll though.. Raped and violated..

I just keep ky on hand. Helps with pain of taxes, medical bills, insurance.. etc
 

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I was talking with a builder today. He said six months ago he ordered a wood load out for a house and it was $28,000.
He said he just ordered the same load out and it is $80.000. He said home were being built for $150 sq. ft. now they are up to $280 sq. ft. for the same size home.
 

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