The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not happy. The world’s largest business organization recently published a state-by-state report on the economic impact of President Trump’s new tariffs, finding that $750 million in exports and nearly 1.3 million jobs are at risk. Approximately 46% of that $750 million in exports from our state goes to the most notorious enemy of America – Canada. The idea that these tariffs are of national economic interest is laughable. Per the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
“Tariffs imposed by the United States are nothing more than a tax increase on American consumers and businesses, including manufacturers, farmers, and technology companies, who will all pay more for commonly used products and materials. Retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries on U.S. exports will make American-made goods more expensive, resulting in lost sales and ultimately lost jobs here at home. This is the wrong approach, and it threatens to derail our nation’s recent economic resurgence.”
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