WAUKESHA, WI – Wisconsin farmers, manufacturers and business owners joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to unveil new economic data detailing the impact of tariffs on Wisconsin’s economy. The data, compiled by the Trade Partnership, shows that tariffs cost Wisconsin businesses almost $95 million in August alone. That represents a 47 percent increase in tariff-related costs since the same point last year—even though the value of imports only increased 13 percent over that period. These costs fall squarely on the backs of farmers, manufacturers, small business owners, and their employees – the very people the administration promised to protect with its trade policies. Continue reading “New Data Reveals Dramatic Jump in Tariff-Related Costs; Impacts Discussed at Town Hall with Wisconsin Manufacturers, Farmers and Business Owners”
Map of Tariff Impacts Around the U.S.
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QUOTE FROM BRIAN KUEHL, FARMERS FOR FREE TRADE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: “Wisconsin’s economy is getting crushed by tariffs. These taxes make it harder for businesses to keep their doors open and force families to pay more for everyday items. From higher costs to loss of export markets, our farmers, manufacturers, and retailers are all feeling the pain caused by tariffs. Without a new approach to trade, those costs will continue to rise and they will continue to hurt Wisconsin workers, families, and businesses.” Continue reading “From Bicycles to Beans, Wisconsin Is Caught In The Crossfires of President Trump’s Trade War”
White House Begins Another Pro-Tariff Push, but State-by-State, Tariffs Are Still Hurting Americans
WASHINGTON – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, responded today to the latest push by the White House to promote tariffs in a series of state-by-state media calls.
“The longer the trade war lasts, the more harm it will cause Americans across the country,” said Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Spokesman Brian Kuehl. “The evidence is already in: tariffs are hurting families, small businesses, farmers, manufacturers, and retailers in all 50 states. The current trade agenda is a drag on every corner of our economy and that pain will only get worse as the trade war continues.” Continue reading “Tariff Pain Continues to Spread Across the Country As Trade War Continues”
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will visit Texas this evening, just days after the Dallas Morning News reported that the trade war has already cost $654 million in the Lone Star State. Before the President rallies in Houston tonight, be sure to check out this report about how his trade policies are causing pain across the Texas economy – pain that won’t stop unless the trade war comes to an end. Continue reading “ICYMI: As POTUS Visits Houston, Tariff Data Highlights Cost of Trade War for Texas”
QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESPERSON BRIAN KUEHL: “With a large agriculture industry that supports the state’s rural economy and an important advanced manufacturing base, the trade war is hitting Nevada where it hurts most. The pain will only continue as tariffs take an effect on everyday necessities, driving up prices for the items that Nevadans buy most. Tariffs are taxes that hurt everyone, including families, workers, farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and retailers. As the trade war keeps escalating, communities like Elko will continue to suffer.” Continue reading “While President Visits Elko, Trade War Continues to Hurt Nevada Families”
During Arizona Visit Today, President Trump Should Listen to Residents Hurt by His Trade Policies
QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESMAN BRIAN KUEHL. “Tariffs are causing pain for famiilies, workers, and businesses across Arizona. Prices for everyday goods are going up and families are paying more just to buy essential items like groceries and clothes. At the same time, the cost of doing business is rising while export markets disappear, putting jobs and livelihoods at risk. The trade war needs to end before it causes even more damage to Arizona’s economy.” Continue reading “President’s Visit Serves As Reminder – Tariffs Tax Arizona”
QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESMAN BRIAN KUEHL: “Montana farmers, manufacturers, workers, and families are all being hurt by tariffs that raise prices for everyday goods and make it harder for businesses to keep their doors open. Tariffs will only continue to cause pain in Montana and across the country as tariffs drive up costs and reduce exports. The trade war needs to end before it results in even more economic harm.” Continue reading “President Trump Attends Rally in Missoula, Montana while Trade War Impact Continues”
As he visits Texas next week, President Trump should listen to the Texans bearing the costs of the trade war
DALLAS, Texas – A group of Texas-based businesses and farmers joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to unveil the latest economic data showing how tariffs are directly impacting the Texas economy. The statistics, which were compiled by The Trade Partnership, revealed that tariffs cost Texas businesses $424 million in the month of August alone. This represents a 163 percent increase in tariff-related costs compared to this point last year, even though the value of exports increased just 30 percent. These costs are borne directly by the hardworking Texans that the administration promised to protect. Continue reading “New Data on Tariff Impacts Released at Town Hall with Texas Farmers and Businesses”
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WASHINGTON D.C. – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland – the nationwide, nonpartisan, grassroots campaign against tariffs – today released a new digital ad campaign that shows how tariffs impact American consumers. The campaign includes a new web video entitled “Tariffs are Taxes,” which lists many of the everyday items that are being hit by tariffs, including groceries, baby products, pet food, furniture, electronics, home appliances and more. The ad also points out that senior administration officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, have promised that “nobody is actually going to notice” the tariffs on the products that Americans buy every day.
Watch the video HERE.
During Texas Visit Next Week, President Trump Should Listen to Residents Hurt by His Trade Policies
QUOTE FROM SCOTT FRAZIER, SOUTH TEXAS FARMER: “One quarter of our agricultural products grown in the U.S. are exported to other countries. The economic well-being of American agriculture depends on maintaining and strengthening our export markets, and farm and ranch families depend on this to survive.”
QUOTE FROM TIFFANY WILLIAMS, OWNER OF LUGGAGE SHOP OF LUBBOCK: “Unfortunately, the current tariff list impacts around 85 percent of the products we sell in our store, including all luggage, briefcases, backpacks and most travel accessories. Many of our primary vendors have already announced immediate price increases that are having a negative impact on our October business.”
TARIFF COSTS IN TEXAS MORE THAN DOUBLED TO $424 MILLION. In August 2018, the amount of tariffs paid nationwide increased by $1.4 billion – or 45 percent – as compared to tariffs paid in August 2017. Tariff costs in Texas more than doubled from $161 million to $424 million. Texas also paid the most taxes for steel subject to the section 232 tariffs—$389 million in August alone. The largest increase to existing aluminum tariffs were paid in Texas—$14 million more than before the tariffs. The data was compiled by The Trade Partnership and released by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. (“New Data Shows A 45% Spike In Tariffs Being Paid By American Businesses and Consumers,” Tariffs Hurt The Heartland, 10/11/18)
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