Tariffs Spencer England | July 25, 2018 12:30 pm Remember, a tariff is a tax. So we have a republican president trying to solve problems by raising taxes. Has anyone told Grover Norquist ? Comments (4) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
In the long term it’s a consumer tax though. So Republicans are fine with it.
Usage fees, tolls, sales taxes and VATS: Good
Taxes on passive income, assets, and windfalls: Bad
Grover seems to have been silenced in the era of Trump. No one seems to remember those vows they took not to raise taxes. I am still amazed that the Democratic Party cannot come up with a longer term strategy that annihilates the GOP. If they cannot beat this group of imbeciles maybe its because our imbeciles are dumber than their imbeciles.
When I entered business more than half a century ago, my mentor advised me as one of the basics of presenting myself to my bosses and to the public never to speak badly of my competition. It is best, he advised, not to speak of them at all, but if you do speak well of them. Speaking badly of them makes me look worse than it makes them look.
Although I am far, far from a fan of Norquist, I have to give credit and say that he has been consistent on this
He’s opposed to Tariffs and does view them as a tax: