Trump tariffs backfire

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  • #39983

    radiogeek
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    Dotard’s arbitrary and ridiculous tariffs are the most brilliant thing he’s done to date.

    He shoved a tax cut through McConJob and Ryan’s Congress to line his own pocket.

    Then, he lies to the worker class that putting arbitrary tariffs on imported goods will create more jobs. Never mind that the factories here to replace the ones overseas that make everything don’t exist anymore. He pretends the tariffs hurt foreign companies rather than consumers.

    He’s convinced the MAGA idiots to pay out of pocket via higher prices, tariffs paid by them to the US Treasury to pay for his tax cuts.

    Brilliant!

    #40278

    Vitalogy
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    Amid criticism from President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017, General Motors announced plans to invest an additional $1 billion in manufacturing in the United States and said it would add or keep 7,000 jobs in the US — a decision it admitted was “years in the making.” Trump thanked the company at the time.

    Less than two years later, the automaker said on Monday it would make overhauls that would lead to $6 billion in cost reductions by 2020, including shuttering up to five plants in the US and Canada and slashing 15 percent of its salaried workforce, a total of some 14,700 jobs.

    There are a confluence of factors behind GM’s decision — changing consumer demands, production costs, trade — some of which are tied to Trump, and some of which aren’t.

    https://www.vox.com/business-and-finance/2018/11/26/18112988/general-motors-plant-closures-tariffs-trump

    Trump’s tariffs are hurting US companies.

    It’s almost like he’s trying to create conditions for a massive recession.

    #40287

    Vitalogy
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    Lost jobs, shrinking growth, and rotting crops — here are the ways Trump’s trade war is hurting America.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-china-trade-war-all-the-industries-hurt-by-us-tariffs-2018-11

    #41530

    Vitalogy
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    Trump vows to ‘reciprocate’ against EU tariffs after Harley reports nearly 27% drop in profit.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/23/harley-davidson-q1-2019-earnings.html

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