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Fri May 31, 2019, 10:15 AM

White House Can't Answer How Mexico Tariffs Will Help Immigration

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/31/white-house-cant-answer-how-mexico-tariffs-will-help-immigration.html

Posted on Fri, May 31st, 2019 by Jason Easley
White House Canít Answer How Mexico Tariffs Will Help Immigration


When they were asked, the White House couldnít answer how new tariffs on Mexico would stop migrants from crossing the Southern border.

The Washington Post reported:

The economic consequences of Trumpís new plan could be swift and severe. Tariffs are paid by companies that import products, so U.S. firms would pay the import penalties and then likely pass some costs along to consumers. Mexico exported $346.5 billion in goods to the United States last year, from vehicles to fruits and vegetables. And many manufactured items cross the border several times as they are being assembled.

White House officials did not immediately explain how driving up the cost of Mexican goods might stem the flow of migrants. If the tariffs damaged the Mexican economy, more of its citizens would try to cross the border to find work in the United States, experts said.


Trump is going to hurt the US economy, and make immigration worse

Inflation is on the rise. The economy is slowing, so Trumpís answer is a tariff on one of the countryís biggest trading partners that will immediately hurt US companies and consumers. It would be almost pleasant to think that this move was not serious and meant to be a distraction from Robert Mueller, but Trump really believes that countries, not US businesses and consumers pay tariffs.

The president believes that he is crippling the Mexican economy when he is harming the United States.

The White House canít explain it, because the tariffs wonít help solve the immigration crisis that Trump created.

Trump is taking the excellent economy that Obama left him and turning it into a recession one tariff at a time.

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babylonsister May 2019 OP
dalton99a May 2019 #1
Wounded Bear May 2019 #2
ProudMNDemocrat May 2019 #3
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:17 AM

1. But it will help American consumers have less money by paying another Trump tax





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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:18 AM

2. When your only tool is a hammer, all your problems start to look like nails...

Somebody told Trump he could fuck with tariffs. Now he can't stop.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:32 AM

3. Another tax hike???

That which is trucked in from Mexico will cost more at the Grocery store.

Yet the Trumpers don't care. We do.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #3)

Fri May 31, 2019, 10:46 AM

4. Nah, the Midwest will grow the crops! Oh wait...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 11:16 AM

5. With the cost and supply chain problems this causes, US manufacturing & jobs will be badly hurt.

Thanks, asshole! You may manage to make it impossible for this country to recover.

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