Table: Steel's Savior?

Bethlehem Steel's Robert "Steve" Miller Jr. is arguing for the following measures:

TRADE PROTECTION

Congress and President Bush should impose across-the-board tariffs of 40% on steel imports under Section 201 of U.S. trade law, to protect domestic mills from cheap foreign steel

BENEFITS COVERAGE

The government should use revenues from tariffs to cover the health-care costs of retired steelworkers--estimated at $1 billion per year

MONOPOLY PERMISSION

Government should exempt the industry from anti-monopoly laws so that the remaining steel producers can consolidate into a much larger U.S. Steel

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