Saturday, June 09, 2018

Maybe Scott Walker Doesn't Know This. But He Should

We've noted that Scott Walker and RoJo have been playing the Chamber of Commerce's Harmonica Concerto on a Wailing-About-Tariffs melody.  Both of them might want to study up a little on Tariff Facts 101.

Here's some help for them--facts which will not be found in the MSM, by the way.

...Macron and Trudeau will sanctimoniously decry the supposed death of free trade at the hand of Trump. In reality, they are defending a managed trade system that holds the U.S. at a disadvantage.

All of the other G-7 countries have higher tariffs on the United States than we have on them.

For example, France and other EU countries levy a 10 percent tariff on imported U.S. cars, but we only charge a 2.5 percent levy on European imports.

Canada has tariffs of about 270 percent on U.S. dairy products, 70 percent on sausage, and 27 percent on beef, to name just a few....

So Wisconsin firms who actually seek tariff protectionism SHOULD HAVE MOVED TO CANADA YEARS AGO, just like General Electric moved Waukesha Engine's operations up there.

Walker is beginning to campaign like a Democrat.  Maybe Scott is part of the Blue Wave? 

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