Tariffs have put the U.S. in a very strong bargaining position, with Billions of Dollars, and Jobs, flowing into our Country – and yet cost increases have thus far been almost unnoticeable. If countries will not make fair deals with us, they will be “Tariffed!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2018
Tariffed. He really wrote Tarriffed.
But that aside, what about the crap that no one has felt the effects of any cost increases. We reported some time ago about the largest American nail company, located in Possum Hollar, is laying off workers and projecting that they would be out of bidness soon. And we might remind Comrade Stupid that the American success story he trumpeted (see what I did there), Harley Davidson, is moving offshore to make motorcycles for the European market; why he even tweeted his displeasure:
Now that Harley-Davidson is moving part of its operation out of the U.S., my Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the U.S. Harley customers are not happy with their move – sales are down 7% in 2017. The U.S. is where the Action is!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
And perhaps we should mention the alternative fact that his administration gave soybean farmers a $12B Amero bailout for destroying their markets. And we note that once a country loses a market it is lost forever. The international market turned on a dime to Brazil.
We mention all this (and bury the lede) because Comrade Stupid announced that he will tax another $200 billion in Chinese imports, or about half of all Chinese goods in the US. So we got that working for us, too.