Quote of the Day: The Cost of Trump’s Trade War

Author: , Post Date: September 25, 2018
By The Fiscal Times Staff


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Quote of the Day: The Cost of Trump’s Trade War

“We have estimated the total additional cost to the American consumers and looked for an understandable metaphor. So we looked at the federal excise taxes on fuel. A penny a gallon is roughly $1.5 billion annually. The announced (including China going from 10% to 25%) is roughly a $150 billion annually imposed sales tax. Would the Congress or country tolerate a dollar per gallon addition to the federal fuel excise tax? Doubtful. Yet that is the functional equivalent our nation is accepting from the Trump-Navarro Trade War.”

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