The costs of unfair American trade barriers

Of course many of the industries complaining (rightly) about tariffs now have lobbied FOR them in the past. So long as the tariffs benefited them. Crony capitalism is an ugly game.

(From The Washington Times)

As Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, recently pointed out, the multi-billion dollar Shell Pennsylvania Chemical Project is expected to employ 6,000 construction workers and 600 full-time employees once the Western Pennsylvania facilities are operational. Unfortunately, thanks to steel quotas, specialized parts contracted for years ago are being delayed at the border because they contain steel from Brazil.

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