Category: Free Trade

Wall Street Journal: Why the U.S. Could Suffer Deeper Economic Shock Than China in a Trade War

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From the Wall Street Journal, 2/13/2017   Retaliation could cause inflation to surge and cut demand for U.S. goods By Ian Talley A lot of economists aren’t factoring a U.S.-China trade war into their central forecast scenarios, counting on the Trump administration to curb its sharpest protectionist tendencies. But what if it doesn’t? “Bad for the world, worse […]

OP-ED: Trump’s “Big [Bad] Border Tax”

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By David McIntosh Read the article on Townhall.com >>> When the President-elect takes to Twitter to threaten a major American company with a “big border tax,” as he did again on Tuesday, Americans are the real losers. First, it is working families who would pay the Big Tax. Second, the fact that the future leader […]

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

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“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 […]

Club for Growth Backs House Leadership’s Warning Against Tariffs

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“Tax cuts and deregulation will make the American economy great again, but tariffs and trade wars will make it tank again.”  Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published reports that “House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy refused to back President-elect Donald Trump’s push for a 35-percent […]

Trump Should Tread Softly On His New Trade Agenda

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In an op-ed published (11/28/16) in Investor’s Business Daily, Club President David McIntosh and Cato Institute Adjunct Scholar Scott Lincicome addressed economic and legal concerns in the President-elect’s trade rhetoric. IBD Op-Ed President-Elect Donald Trump has released an ambitious to-do list. His plans for cutting individual and corporate taxes, for repealing and replacing ObamaCare, and […]

Lumber Policy May Spark Trade War

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The United States may have another front  in a potential trade war: Canada. With protective tariffs forcing Canadian lumber to shutter their doors, American citizens will pay likely pay much higher prices. Read more on this story here!

Club for Growth Signs Open Letter to Congress on Free Trade

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The Club for Growth joined 35 other signatories on an open letter to Congress on Free Trade, and how it’s essential to American prosperity. Free Trade has come under attack throughout this election cycle from the false promises of protectionism. Read the letter here.

Club for Growth TV Ad Urges Louisiana Congressmen Boustany and Richmond to End Support of Corrupt Export-Import Bank

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“Louisianians should urge them to stop backing corporate welfare.” Washington, DC – The Club for Growth announced the launch of a 30-second television ad urging Congressmen Charles Boustany (LA-03) and Cedric Richmond (LA-02) to stop supporting the corrupt Export-Import Bank: “The Export-Import Bank is a corrupt Washington agency that doles out corporate welfare to a […]

Senate Democrats Are Getting Desperate for More Export-Import Bank Cronyism

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“Senator Richard Shelby prevented their attempts to make an end-around past the Senate Banking Committee.” Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement in response to today’s failed attempt by Democrats to circumvent the Senate Banking Committee and send President Obama’s nominee for the Export-Import Bank’s board of directors to the Senate […]

Club for Growth Releases Annual Congressional Scorecard

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Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth released its 2015 Congressional Scorecard, which ranks the voting behavior of Members of Congress based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth. To view the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard and all prior scorecards, click here. “Despite slight progress in 2015, Congress has a […]