Club for Growth Supports Ryan’s No-Tariff-Increase Pledge

Doug Sachtleben - January 05th, 2017

“The President-elect’s threat of a ‘big border tax is bad policy and bad precedent.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published reports that Speaker Paul Ryan said, “We’re not going to be raising tariffs”:

“The President-elect’s threat of a ‘big border tax’ is bad policy and bad precedent, and we applaud Speaker Ryan for unequivocally ruling out tariff increases,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “American consumers, workers, and businesses would be the big losers if tariffs were used to arbitrarily punish companies. Taking that threat off the table is a smart move by the Speaker of the House.”

Note: In a column posted yesterday on Townhall.com, Club President David McIntosh outlined the Club’s opposition to the President-elect’s “big border tax”: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidmcintosh/2017/01/04/trumps-big-bad-border-tax-n2267149