April 05, 2018
Should the U.S. implement the purposed tarriffs?
No, we should not be implementing this type of tarriff. This is going to drive the price of electronic goods, medicine, and medical equipment, amongst other things. The price of medicine in the US is already sky high and we all know that any "tariffs" placed are just going to "trickle-down" to Grandma who needs the meds.
Will they be effective?
They will be effective in raising the prices of goods we receive from China. The US is not known anymore for our great, cheap labor skills. Maybe we can get some jobs going here in the US to replace those products that no one can afford. Yeah, more part-time, minimum wage jobs with no benefits.
Are they worth the repercussions, and will it continue to escalate?
China is a powerhouse and I foresee they will rub Trump's nose in it for spite because they can. Third grade antics will ensue.