Skip to comments.Trump's tariff on Canadian newsprint is killing US newspapers, Republicans warn
Posted on 06/08/2018 9:17:48 AM PDT by DFG
A dozen House lawmakers have introduced legislation to remove President Trump's tariffs on Canadian newsprint so a study can be done on how much those tariffs are crushing local newspapers around the country.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., is a response to the 22 percent tariff that the Trump administration has imposed on some Canadian newsprint since the beginning of this year. Noem said that tariff has led to rising costs for local newspapers, and are a threat to their survival.
"In recent years, new tariffs on Canadian newsprint have increased paper prices by 20 to 30 percent," Noem said in a statement. "That's significant. A paper that services around 20,000 customers, for instance, could see paper costs rise by about a quarter-million dollars annually, threatening the newspaper's survival."
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xlnt collateral damage
Trump wins again!!!!
So what’s the problem here? Raise the tariff’s even higher!
The newspapers endorsed Hillary—payback is a Hillary!
FU parasitic GOP.
We produce a lot of newsprint here. So the additional money is going into the pockets of US producers.
Newsprint, an antiquated form of event happening delivery.
DOUBLE THE TARRIFF!
Trump is killing the fake news media and the GOPe wants to save it.
Oh the irony,
Treat a tariff like the dims treat taxes, raise them and raise them again.
Seeing some fishwrap peddlers gone would be a wonderful thing.
Newspapers are already dead ... they just don’t know it yet.
That will make the country a much better place.
If there are two professions that should be hounded until you can put a stake through their heart...its propagandists (euphemistically called journalists) and lawyers...otherwise known as blood-sucking leeches.
Very disappointed in Kristi Noem.
Trump is smoking out all of the congresscritters who respond “How High?” when the Chamber of Commerce yells “Jump!”
Save the trees and prevent Gorebull warming!
Stop using expensive paper to print worthless Fake News.
What? Are the parakeets starting to complain, cuz no one else has a use for newspapers.
Someone reads a print newspaper?! How environmentally inconsiderate of them.
It is the way in which liberals arrange the ink on those papers which has lead to their demise.
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