Why Cripple the U.S. Economy with Tariffs When Its Hitting Full Stride?

Nov 02, 2018



The American economy is roaring. As Americans have returned to the workforce, unemployment has fallen to lows rarely seen in the last 50 years. Job growth is strong – 201,000 jobs were created in August – and some employers are even having trouble finding workers. Earnings are up, and last year median household income hit a new high of roughly $61,400. And of course, last quarter’s 4.2 percent GDP growth undercuts any notion that the “new normal” constrains us to tepid 2 percent growth. Read More

Deirdre T. Flynn is executive vice president of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers. Sandy Kennedy is president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Brian Kuehl is executive director of Farmers for Free Trade. Nathan Nascimento is executive vice president of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce. Matthew R. Shay is president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. 

Flynn, Deirdre T.,  Kennedy, Sandy, Kuehl, Brian,  Nascimento, Nathan and Shay, Matthew R.  "Why Cripple the U.S. Economy with Tariffs When It’s Hitting Full Stride?" Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, 5 October 2018, http://tariffshurt.com/icymi-op-ed-by-key-trade-association-leaders-discusses-how-tariffs-cripple-the-economy/#more-43

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