480577, Tariffs. Opening the hood and fiddling with the engine. |
Posted by DavidLind on Wed Mar-07-18 08:53 AM
Way back when Ross Perot was running for president, after he called Vice President Gore a big gorilla, he was asked what he would do about the economy. Perot essentially said he would open the hood and fiddle with the engine.
Skip 20 years down the road and instead of a tiny yapping chihuahua, we have an orange orangutain in the White House. In my heart of hearts I would kind of like to see tariffs on imported steel. I've had a lot of friends who worked for US Steel or ARMCO Steel. Steelworkers have taken it in the teeth over the decades. But I really don't think tariffs will solve that.
Now when Donald Trump declares bankruptcy over and over again, I hope there is a method to the madness. That is, if he presses and pulls on the levers of power, I hope he is smart enough to reverse a mistake. In time.