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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
G. Keenan wrote:So now we're putting tariffs on ALL imports from Mexico starting at 5% and increasing to 25% in October.

Jesus H when is this dumb ass idiocy going to end? Sorry farmers, you're just gonna keep losing your largest export markets while this guy is in office. Hope you can get 'em back in 2 or 6 years! Tired of winning yet?
Not to mention this is direct taxation on American consumers NOT the mexicans. What a fooking idiot.
Not to mention his constituency. It doesn't matter. I used to think it mattered. This happened.



And like Oliver's audience in the background there, I laughed. Feelings don't trump facts, no pun intended, I thought. What a silly thing to say. Certainly people know that objective data is real. A few years later my view has changed. It doesn't matter if Trump or his supporters know that US citizens pay for tariffs, it only matters that they believe that it's punishing some non-white people who talk funny.
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How can Trump get away with unilaterally raising tariffs on nations without Congress?
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i think maher is right on this, dems need to label/message and hashtag the tariffs as The Trump Tax. its right there for them to use.
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planet planet wrote:How can Trump get away with unilaterally raising tariffs on nations without Congress?
Because Congress gave away that power in the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. When Trump announced in March of 2018 he was going to put steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico using section 232 of the act, which has to do with national security, a few senators tried to introduce legislation to require Congress to approve of tariffs imposed under section 232, but it went nowhere.

https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=op_ed&id=2190
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Mary1966 wrote:
planet planet wrote:How can Trump get away with unilaterally raising tariffs on nations without Congress?
Because Congress gave away that power in the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. When Trump announced in March of 2018 he was going to put steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico using section 232 of the act, which has to do with national security, a few senators tried to introduce legislation to require Congress to approve of tariffs imposed under section 232, but it went nowhere.

https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=op_ed&id=2190
Was wondering this same thing today. Thanks Mary.

You would think though, if they cared about raising taxes -the GOP would try something, anything to not have a king doing random taxation without their consent.

Could you fathom the hysterics if Obama was doing this. Anyone remember the "stealth tax"?

No taxation without representation. Don't Tread on Me. Har har.
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Freed Roger wrote:Could you fathom the hysterics if Obama was doing this. Anyone remember the "stealth tax"?
For this reason, I agree w/ Jo and w/ Maher that the Dems should start calling it the Trump Tax. It's a sales tax that people pay. Call it that, don't let him get away with this Messaging-By-Lying BS where he says "I'm placing tariffs on Mexico until they stop migration" as if
1. Mexico pays it
2. He's punishing Mexico
3. Mexico has control over migration

Also that National Security Republican guy who was on Maher on Friday was AWESOME. Highly recommend watching, even for folks who don't like Maher, who want to see what a conservative with a conscience looks like.
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33anda3rd wrote:
Freed Roger wrote:Could you fathom the hysterics if Obama was doing this. Anyone remember the "stealth tax"?
For this reason, I agree w/ Jo and w/ Maher that the Dems should start calling it the Trump Tax. It's a sales tax that people pay. Call it that, don't let him get away with this Messaging-By-Lying BS where he says "I'm placing tariffs on Mexico until they stop migration" as if
1. Mexico pays it
2. He's punishing Mexico
3. Mexico has control over migration

Also that National Security Republican guy who was on Maher on Friday was AWESOME. Highly recommend watching, even for folks who don't like Maher, who want to see what a conservative with a conscience looks like.
Boston Tea party was over tariffs. Hahahahahaha
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v cool how we are in a constant state of emergency over the wrong emergencies
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