Well, because they are crony capitalism. Tariffs are ALWAYS about crony capitalism.
The political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch isn’t happy about the steel and aluminum tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump and is mobilizing grass-roots activists in 36 states against them.“The tariffs are, in many ways, crony capitalism,” James Davis, the network’s top spokesman, told reporters and editors Thursday at Bloomberg’s Washington bureau. “It’s supporting a few jobs, potentially, at the expense of many.”Davis said the Koch network, which includes Americans for Prosperity and other groups, has no immediate plans to run advertising against the president on the topic of tariffs. Still, he said, that option isn’t “off the table.”