Waving tariff wand unlikely to benefit anyone

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Re: Tariffs Not The Way
malkova   8/5/2016 4:47:29 AM

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Tariffs Not The Way
LarryN   8/4/2016 1:46:39 PM

Fully agree that tarriffs are not the solution to trade imbalance- It's government trying to mess with economics and the free market which always causes unintended damage, such as shutting down businenesses rather than growing them.

Our business would be slowed tremendously if there were tarriffs of 45% imposed on electronics being used in our end product. Many people would lose their jobs as prices would be up, sales down, and fewer products being built here in the US. We currently employ about 1000 manufacturing workers in the US.

We need to be encouraging innovation in order that we lead the world. Then we will have jobs. We cannot expect to just do the same thing year after year, and expect to retain employment!

Presidential choices this year are really dismall. Trump thinks too highly of himself and blasts off with complete abandon. This would not bode well for many international relationships. Clinton is more of the same we have now, where we get more and more government which in turn costs jobs and runs the debt to astronomical levels that will ultimately kill America. Sure wish there was a "None of the Above:" choice on the ballot!

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