Skip to comments.Senate Republicans, Democrats Rebuke Joe Biden, Janet Yellen: ‘Tariffs Are Not a Driver of Today’s Inflation’
Posted on 05/29/2022 1:59:27 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
Senate Republicans and Democrats are rebuking claims from President Joe Biden and Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen that United States tariffs on Chinese imports have helped spur record inflation for American consumers.
Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Braun (R-IN), Robert Casey (D-PA), Rick Scott (R-FL), James Inhofe (R-OK), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have written a letter to Biden urging him to keep in place U.S. tariffs on billions of dollars worth of China-made products.
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Surprised to see Warren’s name there.
How many things has Biden tried blaming for inflation except for what he has done to American Energy producion. He knows what he did and is still trying to deflect it somewhere else. He thinks there are enough people mentally slow enough to be convinced, but he is forgetting that there are Republicans out here, the half that are above average intelligence.
Trump put in some tariffs on some Chinese made products to made the imported products a bit more expensive for US consumers. It was done as an attempt to allow US manufacturers to make similar items and not be underpriced by the imports.
He did it to support businesses and US workers and also to encourage US firms with offshore production to bring production back here. Tariffs with this intent are OK with US voters who want MAGA.
Write all the letters they want, Joe’s going to do what Obama and the main boss Xi tell him to.
I'm not, she's setting herself up to make a run for president, has been for a while now.
It's the Dems' middle name.
--Shortages of goods and feedstock materials due to slow-handling of ships at sea and new regulations on trucks.
--Labor shortages due to government policies that make "work" unnecessary.
--Demand of goods and services increases, in a large part due to illegal aliens storming our border.
--Dramatically lowered supply of domestic oil and gas.
Voila...inflation (on steriods).
None of the above has anything to do with tariffs, and absolutely everyone knows it.
IIRC, the tariffs went to the industries directly involved. I know they were a big benefit to farmers in particular.
We are so dependent on a country that we will most likely be in a war with soon or at least someday.
Staying dependent is beyond moronic.
Are you surprised to see Romney's name also?
My God the stupid runs deep with those two
Surprised REALLY everyone of these bastards are in bed with China AND Ukraine!! We are run by oligarchs we are NO LONGERCa republic that ship has sailed!!
Yes I am.
Potato Brain needs to yell at them and challenge them all to a pushup contest.
These senators don’t know who they’re messing with!
Of course the tariffs drove inflation. That’s what they are designed to do. They reduce access to low cost products. Go back and look at the FR tariffs threads from that time. The pro tariff crowd admits they will drive inflation.
Both these douchebags, and the rest of the demoRat party will say ANYTHING to minimize the f’ing that should be coming their way!!!!
These f ups have taken this country closer to third world status, that I never thought possible!!!’
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