Trump is about to announce a new “safeguard” tariff but will likely leave out important details of how this “job creating” tariff will affect the consumer, none of which inspire confidence about the President’s new economic nationalist plans to revive domestic production of pharmaceuticals and other “essential” medical goods.
The pandemic has created a unique window of opportunity for reform, forcing states to reevaluate the impact of regulations on jobs and poverty. States should seize on this opportunity to expand the freedom to work.
White House senior advisor Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have both said, “When net exports are negative, that is, when a country runs a trade deficit by importing more than it exports, this subtracts from growth.” The numbers, however, do not match that logic.
Pandemic or no, the Constitution spells out the timetable and rules by which we hold Presidential elections. The President’s term ends January 20, and — absent a highly unexpected intervention by Congress — we also know the date of the election, November 3, 2020, pandemic or no pandemic.