The day after President Trump mentioned in passing that he is thinking of imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum coming into our country from abroad, which is pretty much what he promised to do during the campaign of 2016, the Fake News media and the rest of the Democrat party began wringing their hands about the extra cost of a tin can of soup that this proposal will cause and how much a can of Coke or Pepsi will increase with Trump’s loose and faltering hand on the tiller of state. To hear the liberals complain, you’d think that the world was coming to an end. If Trump does indeed impose such a tax on the two metals listed it will make prices on some items go up, but it will also allow steel and aluminum mills to stay open and employ Americans working in industries that are now going broke due to cheap, subsidized metals coming from abroad.
And isn’t it strange that the Democrats aren’t looking at the issue from the perspective of the American labor unions, which are firmly in the left’s back pocket. Even when a Republican proposal will benefit their own Democrat supporters and voters, they are of such a hate-Trump attitude that they will bite the hand trying to help them. This effort by President Trump will maintain or increase levels of employment for labor unions, but the Democrat party is so baffled with Trump and made so deranged by his undoing of the Obama legacy that they will strongly oppose it.
But left out of the radical leftists’ prediction about the possible increased costs of steel and aluminum products, is any comparison to the costs to every American, and generations of Americans into the foreseeable future, of the doubling of the national debt that the Obama administration oversaw during its eight years of borrow and spend. The costs in future taxes will be enormous even if interest rates remain flat, but if interest rates increase our nation could be drowned in increased taxation resulting from the Obama administration’s borrow, giveaway and spend scheme that doubled the national debt.
And another thing the leftist press never worried about under the Obama administration was the increased costs and the lowering of health standards that accompanied Obamacare. The ACA bill granted socialized medicine to the pals of Obama’s socialist, radical administration, but the increased deductibles and premiums nearly bankrupt many good, hard-working, independent, tax-paying Americans who had been self-insuring up to that point at a price they could afford for the coverage they wanted.
Also left out of any Democrat criticism of President Trump is his lowering of taxes on working Americans, his booming economy, his lower unemployment rate and the rising stock market he has overseen in his first year in office. Even as Democrats see their 401(K)s and IRAs, breaking records of profit, all of which are attributable to President Trump, they do nothing but heap abuse on him with every breath he draws.