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AEI Tweet of the day….. …. is from Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) – “Liberty Man” – in response to clueless “Tariff Man”: I am a Liberty Man. Trade is not raid. Voluntary exchanges make Americans wealthier. @POTUS’s tariffs, which create barriers to exchange, are paid for by Americans. Taxing Americans to steer our decisions is social engineering that reduces our economic power and makes us poorer. https://t.co/j2rsiN4l8n — Justin Amash (@justinamash) December 4, 2018 HT: Eric Boehm writing for Reason –“As ‘Tariff Man’ Attacks Stock Market, Justin Amash’s ‘Liberty Man’ Is the Hero We Need“: Jokes about “Tariff Man” aside, Tuesday’s tweets demonstrate that Trump still doesn’t understand that it is American consumers and businesses that pay his tariffs—not China, not Chinese exporters, and not

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Tweet of the day…..

…. is from Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) – “Liberty Man” – in response to clueless “Tariff Man”:

HT: Eric Boehm writing for Reason –“As ‘Tariff Man’ Attacks Stock Market, Justin Amash’s ‘Liberty Man’ Is the Hero We Need“:

Jokes about “Tariff Man” aside, Tuesday’s tweets demonstrate that Trump still doesn’t understand that it is American consumers and businesses that pay his tariffs—not China, not Chinese exporters, and not people or business that “come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation,” whatever the president means by that. This fundamental misunderstanding of economics, combined with his reckless announcement of the detente that wasn’t, scared investors and continues to undermine his administration’s efforts at reaching a real trade deal with China.

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Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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