More US exports without the nasty trade wars



Stephen M. Sothmann and Stephen Lamar | The Hill

More US exports without the nasty trade wars

(Opinion) Much of the tariff discussion over the past year has centered on the ability (or inability) of tariff increases to support and expand U.S. jobs.

Proponents argue that tariffs allow industries to increase employment while also forcing countries to the negotiating table to get better deals for American firms.

Opponents of this approach say that tariffs are taxes that come at the expense of U.S. jobs supported by the global value chain and American imports. This ideal is compounded when the tariffs beget more tariffs by other countries that create new barriers to U.S. exports.

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