China Crinkles Aluminum Foil Makers
"Unlike the American steel industry, which also is facing a flood of Chinese imports but is bigger and has much more political clout, the aluminum industry hasn’t been as vocal about tariffs."
This is likely to eventually draw lobbyists, and politicians all attempting to line their pockets at the consumer's expense.
"Mr. Lent says he’d “obviously prefer to buy all American,” but domestic suppliers can’t always give him the required specifications. “I get told ‘no’ too often in this country. In China, when I ask for something, the answer is always ‘yes.’ ”
We need an attitude change in America. The best thing is the best thing for consumers, not businesses, or unions. Tariffs always help the politicians, and lobbyists the most, then help the companies, and the unions next most, but place all of the costs on the individual consumer. Tariffs are not paid for by China, or the businesses in China which have to pay the tariff, they are paid for by the US individual consumers who must pay higher prices for the products using the tariffed commodities.
Tariffs simply allow the corporations to gouge the individual consumer, by limiting price lowering competition. It is shocking that the Democrat party would ever be in favor of tariffs, except for the fact that the politicians are well compensated for their involvement.
We should eliminate all tariffs, and prohibit them Constitutionally. Take this attractive nuisance off the table, so our weak politicians are not tempted.