PRESIDENT TRUMP: "...i am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our NATION, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN." - Dec 4, 2018
Ford to Announce 25,000 job cuts - December 3, 2018
General Motors to Fire 18,000 workers - November 26, 2018
Homebuilders Admit Housing Market Optimism Has Collapsed - November 19, 2018
And the list goes on and on...
History has shown that tariffs are generally never the best way to correct trade imbalances. In fact, they have this nasty tendency to lead to massive layoffs, and they often eventually lead nations to military conflict.
Obviously, the Donald has no idea who really ends up paying for tariffs (the people do with higher prices). And obviously, he is no serious student on the history of tariffs. Not only do they make a nation's people poorer, but they are usually the next step towards war. All major wars have been economic wars.
If you haven't noticed, the prices at the grocery stores have really been going up lately. That shouldn't surprise anyone who knows that a lot of our food stuff ends up coming from China, or in some association thereof. I recently bought a fly line kit for my fly fishing rod, and I presumed that since it said USA STOCK on it that it was USA Made. My assumption was wrong, the USPS tracking info indicates that it is being shipped from QINGDAO CHINA. I thought I'd get it before the price really went up.
In my humble opinion, we have nothing more than a demagogue for a chief administrator. (Demagogue - a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power amid popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.)
The last election was nothing more than the choice between a demagogue and a scammer.