WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the president’s proposed targets for tariffs, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“Protectionism hurts the blue collar workers who make up Middle America. It hurts businesses, and damages the economy. We know the president deeply cares about the American people, but tariffs are taxes, and there’s nothing great about them.
“Trade is not a zero-sum game. Every American benefits from free trade. Making America great again doesn’t involve emulating the misguided trade policies of the bureaucratic European Union or the Communist Party of China. Trade wars are races to the bottom– we shouldn’t want to win.
“We call on Congress to immediately pass legislation to restore its Article I role regarding trade. Otherwise, the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will continue to be wiped away by a misguided trade war that will only make America weaker.”