March 22, 2018

Donald Trump Plans $60 Billion in Tariffs Against China.

President Donald Trump is planning to launch as much as $60 billion in tariffs against China. The new tariffs will be a response from the United States to China’s intellectual property theft, according to the report from Bloomberg News. The president continues to signal aggressive trade actions in response to the growing trade deficit with […]

Hysteria Over Trump and Tariffs.

Reprinted from The hysteria over tariffs with conservatives and Republicans is almost amusing. Do we not understand Trump? He always starts out with a big blast, a wide-reaching plan and predictably, everyone overreacts with endless cries of the coming apocalypse. He then pulls back, zeroes in on his targets and negotiates. By starting at […]

Report: Trump to Unveil Massive ‘Package of Tariffs’ Against China.

President Trump is expected to unveil a massive “package of tariffs” against China in the coming weeks, multiple sources close to the White House told Politico. Trump is seeking “steep” tariffs against China for their alleged stealing of intellectual property and dumping of cheap, imported goods in the U.S., sources claim. In a meeting at […]

How Bad Would Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Be, Really?

President Trump has proposed slapping a 10- and 25-percent tariff on aluminum and steel imports, respectively.  The cry from the free trade quarter and the mainstream media is loud, often bordering on hysterical.  They claim that these tariffs will raise consumer prices, hurt the U.S. economy, invite retaliation from other countries, and maybe lead to a trade […]

Donald Trump Resolute on Tariffs and Trade: I Was Elected to Protect Our Workers.

President Donald Trump was resolute on his proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, promising to stand for American workers despite complaints from foreign leaders and company CEOs in the United States. “I’m here to protect and one of the reasons I was elected was I’m protecting our workers, I’m protecting our companies,” Trump said during a […]

President Trump wants better NAFTA deal or he won’t budge on tariffs.

As negotiators head into the final day of re-negotiating the 24-year-old North American Fair Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration has made it clear it won’t budge on steel and aluminum tariffs unless a new NAFTA agreement is signed. The seventh round of the nearly yearlong NAFTA renegotiations will conclude Monday in Mexico City. U.S. […]

Six Simple Reasons ‘They’ Are Wrong On Tariffs.

There was a simple reason why Donald Trump won the 2016 election. It wasn’t because Vladimir Putin was changing votes (though he didn’t.) It wasn’t because evangelicals voted for him in necessary numbers (though they did.) The reason I felt strong enough about it the week of the election that I drew a map predicting […]

Trump Announces New Tariffs On Aluminum And Steel.

Trump made the announcement during a meeting with industry executives at the White House, arguing that domestic producers have been treated very unfairly by previous administrations. “What’s been allowed to go on for decades is disgraceful,” he said at the meeting. “And when it comes to a time when our country can’t make aluminum and […]