It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized

from President Barack Obama – State Of The Union 2012 on Rap Genius

Meaning

Another somewhat disingenuous comment by O. He knows full well that the only reason American manufacturing was able to grow strong at all historically was because of the early adoption of increasing tariff rates and import restrictions, the same kind of behavior we now frown upon as not “play[ing] by the rules”

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