EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland
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EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland
EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland

Tit-for-tat tariff of 25% to hit $3.5 billion of U.S. goods
Retaliatory list includes jeans, cosmetics, bourbon, boats

The European Union is preparing punitive tariffs on iconic U.S. brands produced in key Republican constituencies, raising political pressure on President Donald Trump to ditch his plan for taxing steel imports.

Targeting 2.8 billion euros ($3.5 billion) of American goods, the EU aims to apply a 25 percent tit-for-tat levy on a range of consumer, agricultural and steel products imported from the U.S. if Trump follows through on his tariff threat, according to a list drawn up by the European Commission and obtained by Bloomberg News. The list of targeted U.S. goods -- including motorcycles, jeans and bourbon whiskey -- sends a political message to Washington about the potential domestic economic costs of making good on the president’s threat.

Paul Ryan, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, comes from the same state -- Wisconsin -- where motorbike maker Harley-Davidson Inc. is based. Earlier this week, Ryan said he was “extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war” and urged Trump to drop his tariff proposal. (...)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...ation-plan

more chicken taxes?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tax

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RE: EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland
Trump imposes tariffs on all steel, aluminum imports; exempts Mexico and Canada for now

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/...r-now.html





http://mailstar.net/classwar.html

http://www.zoll.de/DE/Privatpersonen/Pos..._node.html

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"Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms."
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"Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must." Thucydides
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