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Opinion: "Making Tariffs Corrupt Again"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 20, 2018 06:23PM
"Trump has perverted the process and undermined U.S. credibility."


In normal times, Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, bringing us closer to an all-out trade war, would have dominated headlines for days. Things being as they are, it was a below-the-fold story, drowned out by all the other scandals underway.

Yet Trump’s tariffs really are a big, bad deal. Their direct economic impact will be modest, although hardly trivial. But the numbers aren’t the whole story. Trumpian trade policy has, almost casually, torn up rules America itself created more than 80 years ago — rules intended to ensure that tariffs reflected national priorities, not the power of special interests.

You could say that Trump is making tariffs corrupt again. And the damage will be lasting.

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Re: Opinion: "Making Tariffs Corrupt Again"
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 20, 2018 11:05PM
Things get much worse for his numbers, and his 2020 campaign staff will have to be spouting this 24/7 just to keep themselves going…

Make Trump Great Again!

as if he ever was…
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