idiots in washington idiots in washington. if this would pass it would be the surest way i know to kick off a round of inflation and tank the bond markets and probably the stock markets. whats wrong with these guys? "Senators Threaten China with Tariffs" Writer Mary Dalrymple reported: "A group of Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they will push for tariffs on imports from China if the Chinese government does not take steps toward letting its currency float freely on world markets. 'It's a shot across the bow,' said Senator Jim Bunning. Chinese goods would face a 27.5% American tariff, and China would lose its special trading status under the senators' bill, designed to prod China into changing its currency practices."