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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Misguided, Hurt American Consumers

Mar 5, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, Va. — Americans for Prosperity Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner issued a statement following President Trump’s announcement today imposing stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

“These tariffs perpetuate a harmful practice in which the government is able to hand-pick winners and losers in specific industries. And when it comes to tariffs, the government often creates many more losers than winners. Tariffs drive up costs for everyone—including manufacturers that rely on imported materials to run their business.

Just like the unpopular Border Adjustment Tax proposal from last year, these tariffs are a misguided approach that will hurt American businesses and families by increasing costs and undermining the tax relief just delivered by Congress and President Trump.”

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