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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

If tariffs are taxes, why do republicans like tariffs?

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  • 6 months ago

    Tariffs are tax hikes. The tax was already in place.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    In general they don't. With the exception of the sales tax, Republicans generally don't like most taxes. Historically, they've been opposed to the Tariff, at least in the modern era. In me 19th century the Tariff was Central to Republican politics.

    It's Trump who likes the tariff. He likes it in part because it it's his populist image of protecting the workers. It also fits in with his unilateral vision of diplomacy where everything is a dominance game. But it's also similar to how he's lived his entire life. The Tariff creates a privilege Marketplace for domestic Goods. In this sense it fits with Trump's entire career as a rent Seeker. Rent-seekers do not make things or provide services but instead exploit legal privileges to make money. The best examples are Trump's casinos. They thrived as long as he held one of only a few licenses to run a gambling house east of the Mississippi. Once more casinos begin opening up his businesses failed.

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  • John W
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No one likes tariffs. Except Trump, but he's a moron.

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  • ricky
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If you spend millions trying to create the best fragrance. One you could get your money and a profit on, by selling it for $100 an ounce. And China paid a chemist $50 to tell them the ingredients, they could put the inventers out of business in no time. That’s an example of what the Chinese government is doing to private businesses in our country. So we have basically gone on strike against China, because they are cheating us out of our inventions and technology. No one wins, as a matter of fact, everyone loses, until the strike is over. The winner is the one that holds out longer. By people being against the tariffs, they might as well be telling these thieves from China, that you are ok with them screwing America. Ergo screwing yourself.

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Well, tariffs are not taxes .

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Probably because their simple minds are too inept to realize that they are taxes

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  • 6 months ago

    Trump puts tariffs on China.

    China can do two things.

    1) Buys their stuff from someplace else, like soybeans, which hurts American farmers to compensate for income lost in the trade war with China.

    2) Adds it to the cost of it's products sold to America, which hurts Consumers.

    So far, they have done both.

    We, the taxpayers, have already had an additional tax of $16 billion that Trump gave to the Farmers.

    ...which again, hurts consumers.

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    Some economic genius gave me thumbs down.

    This is why the entire world calls Trump and his supporters stupid.

    • 6 months agoReport

      No, the fact is that you're an idiot who doesn't understand **** about protectionism and you're clearly in love with the corporate elite. THEY'RE the ones hurt in a trade war, not the consumer. Instead new markets seek out the consumer that were unable to compete due to the corporate control.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Tariffs are taxes on the corporation, they can be avoided by investing in American infrastructure... or taken out of their enormous profit margins.

    As the Democratic party is corporately owned, most companies are waiting for the democrats to repeal the tariffs rather than help poor people (whom democrats hate, just look at their cities, the poor are treated the worst, the rich are protected)

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  • 6 months ago

    They think the average person doesn't understand that they will be paying the tariffs in higher retail costs.

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Bad circle logic ,China pays them

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