Rand Paul Calls On Trump To Remove Tariffs
Article from The Daily Caller by Molly Prince.
Tariffs are taxes that punish American consumers and producers. If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers — the answer is remove the tariffs.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 24, 2018
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky slammed President Donald Trump after the White House announced financial assistance to farmers to offset the distress caused by the escalating trade war.
“Tariffs are taxes that punish American consumers and producers,” Paul tweeted. “If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers — the answer is remove the tariffs.”
The Trump administration extended $12 billion in emergency relief to farmers on Tuesday, triggering Paul’s response. The U.S. agricultural industry, particularly pork and soybean producers, have taken a big blow by China’s retaliatory trade penalties after Trump’s initial tariff implementation.
“Tariffs are simply a tax on the American tax payer and so I’m really not for raising taxes. I think raising taxes hurts the economy,” Paul explained to the Bowling Green Daily News in early July. “My advice to the president is that we should try to sign deals that are advantageous to the U.S., but I think going right into a tariff war is going to be a problem for us.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
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GMO Soy/GMO corn is not healthy….uses Roundup and more. Factory farming of chickens etc is abusive and animals are harmed and not healthy…can’t see sunlight and are full of hormones/chemicals/antibiotics and fed GMO corn/GMO soy etc. The government should not help these unhealthy foods and try to get organic started so people in America can heal. Putin banned GMO and much of Europe. They don’t want unhealthy food.
Are you some kind of a tree hugger or something?
I am a member of PETA myself,,,,People for the Eating or Tasty Animals. Remember “Vegetarian” is the Comanche word for “bad hunter”
Now,,,, You want to talk about Tariffs or Rand Paul instead of bad rapping the American Farmer,,,,who is the best in the world.
Goes to show you why Don Trump is President and Rand Paul is not. Also shows that Paul is a typical headline seeking elitest politician. If he had a problem he should go directly to the President behind closed doors and not put his beef with the prez on front street. Thought better of him but it looks like Rand Paul is a back stabbing clown that can’t be trusted. I think he is tooling up for a run against the President in 2020. How ’bout you?