Dangerous Tariff Escalation Hurts Economic Growth, American Families, Workers, Farmers and Businesses

Additional tariffs will be “paid for by the working families who drive our economy”

WASHINGTON – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a campaign joining working families, farmers, manufacturers, retailers and small businesses across America, today made the following statement on the administration moving forward with import taxes on goods Americans buy every day.

“These tariffs are going to be paid for by the working families who drive our economy,” said Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman Jonathan Gold. “Tariffs are taxes, plain and simple. By choosing to unilaterally raise taxes on Americans, the cost of running a farm, factory or business will grow. In many cases, these costs will be passed on to American families. Tariffs have already resulted in layoffs, and this escalation will continue to squeeze American businesses with higher input costs and American farmers with decreasing commodity values.

“While we agree that there are issues that need to be addressed with trading partners, we also think that taxing American families and slowing economic growth is not the solution.  That’s why we have launched Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide, grassroots campaign that unifies American industry in standing up for our economy, our workers and the opportunities every American family deserves. Together, we will ensure that Washington understands the real-life consequences of tariffs for communities across the country. Our goal is to get the administration to end the trade war and return to creating opportunity through trade for American businesses, farmers and workers.”

Learn more about Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and the diverse group of trade associations supporting the campaign HERE. Tariffs Hurt the Heartland will be hosting town hall meetings in Chicago (9/18), Nashville (9/20) and Columbus, OH the following week.


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