Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 10, 2019

Trump Continues to Lie About Tariffs

You can read his entire thread of stupid babblings here.

China doesn't pay tariffs to the U.S. Treasury. That's not how tariffs function. The "far more wealth" that Trump claims will flow into the Treasury will be paid, not by the Chinese, but by Americans.

Tariffs are a tax on Americans. Trump cannot be so stupid as to believe that the Chinese are paying the tariffs. So what he is doing is spreading another one of his Big Lies, knowing that his supporters will repeat it and that the mouth-breathing bobbleheads on Fox will obediently repeat it.

By the way: Remember all of those free-trade Republicans, the ones who have abhorred tariffs in the past and who know that tariffs are a tax on Americans? They've been silent, which suggests to me that the pro-trade Republicans are nothing other than lily-livered cowards.


2minw said...

and why are all the "no new taxes" advocates like norquist silent?

CenterPuke88 said...

The hypocrites are silent, 2minw, and will remain so. The tariffs, as imposed, are largely a tax on the poor and middle class, which doesn’t bother them nearly as much.