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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:24 PM

National Retail Federation CEO says Trump's tariffs 'aren't going to work,' will raise consumer pric

Source: CNBC

The Trump administration's tariffs against China are hurting American consumers instead of resolving trade issues with country, National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay told CNBC on Wednesday.

"This is like a trillion dollars worth of economic activity potentially subject to tariffs," Shay said on "Squawk Box." "Tariffs don't work, they never worked, and they're not going to work this time either."

Shay was responding to the latest round of tariffs released Tuesday the Trump administration. The 10 percent tariffs, which could take effect in September, targets furniture, handbags, appliances, electronics and beauty products, among other goods.

U.S. retailers have already been hit hard by the administration's import taxes and retaliatory tariffs from Canada, Mexico, China and the European Union. As the catalog of goods facing tariffs expands with each round, retailers have to adapt sometimes by increasing prices for consumers without an end to the conflict in sight, Shay said.

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National Retail Federation CEO says Trump's tariffs 'aren't going to work,' will raise consumer prices

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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:27 PM

1. Duh.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:28 PM

2. The same National Retail Federation that helped get him elected

Because Democrats don't cave to their every tax-cut and deregulatory whim.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:29 PM

3. Gee...I wonder who he voted for

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:40 PM

4. Well, tariffs are a tax.

Trump is collecting these tariff taxes, and who knows where the money goes from there?

Is Trump going to do a sleight of hand and tell Americans that deficits are WAY DOWN since his big tax cuts for corporations and the rich? Meanwhile, his tariffs act like a tax on consumers to make his idiotic tax plan look like a sweetheart deal for everyone. Look everyone, Trump just raised your taxes 15%! He's a sneaky, crooked bastard, and I wouldn't put it past him to do something like that.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:14 PM

5. Tariffs collected will ever only be a fraction of lost economic activity from tRump's trade war. .nt

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