Should Trump place a 5% tarrif on imports?

Ron Aldof Thu, 12/22/2016 - 19:38
Yes
53% (9 votes)
No
47% (8 votes)
Total votes: 17
Ron Aldof's picture
About the author
#IStandWithRandAndLiberty! I'm giving Trump a chance to prove he isn't a War Hawk neocon.

Comments

pawnstorm12's picture

How about if the U.S. government keep the hell out of economics and foreign aid and all the other UN-Constitutional things it involves itself in?

How about if the U.S. government focus ONLY on its proper role as defined in our FOUNDING DOCUMENTS?

And how about if the U.S. government quit bombing every country in the world just because it doesn't like how they live?

And most importantly how about if the U.S. government STOP taxing its citizens and RE-DISTRIBUTING it to losers all over the world in a criminal-immoral TRANSFER of wealth from hard-working Americans???

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and overrun by bureaucrats - the founders would be ashamed." -Ron Paul

mwstroberg's picture

When you're not talking about immigration, I really like what you have to say. Where are all the other free marketeers on this site? Has it devolved into a "Trump, right or wrong" booster club? You are so right, focus on imposing constitutional limits on government power and activities. If Trump would just reduce government spending by one penny, he would do more for liberty than any President in my lifetime. I really don't think, however, that that is in the cards.

.

Libera_me's picture

I'd love to see President Trump end aid to Dependent Dictators, like Hosni Mubarak and other id10ts, but that is not too likely. I would also prefer a tariff system to the system that was inflicted on us in 1913. I can't think of a more destructive tax than the so-called 'personal income tax': Filing is a hassle, it actually costs more to process and enforce it than its worth.

Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.~~ Prov.30: 8 & 9

Ron Aldof's picture

Tariffs are the only constitutional tax the federal government has.
How about keeping tariffs and getting out of the thievery business with all the other taxes they impose upon us?

#IStandWithRandAndLiberty!
I'm giving Trump a chance to prove he isn't a War Hawk neocon.

mwstroberg's picture

but no tax is consistent with liberty, the free market, and natural law. A tariff would be preferable to an income tax, but this is not what Trump is suggesting. He is advocating higher tariffs, not to raise revenue, but simply to punish businesses for importing goods. That is NOT consistent with liberty and the free market. If he wishes the US to produce more, and keep businesses here, why doesn't he do something about the cost of doing business, like LOWERING taxes and spending, ending the inflation of the money supply, and reducing regulations? He has not proposed one penny of overall spending reductions. He HAS proposed increasing military spending. Raising tariffs will hurt the economy and cost jobs. You sound like a socialist.

.

Isabella sj's picture

Is prosperity based on tax alone?

I went to Popular Liberty looking for silver education and I got GOLD. Thank YOU Question more. https://youtu.be/3eA4OHW8v2k https://youtu.be/mgm8qYEFKwc

mwstroberg's picture

in fact, I go even further: Why have government at all? I was simply stating that a tariff, in my opinion, would be less destructive than an income tax. I favor the repeal of all taxes, as any tax, in fact virtually any act of government, must be enforced with initiated violence. If we are to be a CIVILIZation, we must be civilized, and that means eliminating the initiation of violence from human experience.

.

Ron Aldof's picture

35% I think is for companies that move out of the country and want to continue selling here.

#IStandWithRandAndLiberty!
I'm giving Trump a chance to prove he isn't a War Hawk neocon.

JD's picture

that low won't have a big enough effect to bring back JOBS or keep them here.

<p>....</p>