WASHINGTON (TNS) The network of political organizations associated with the Koch brothers is planning to be even more aggressive in pushing the benefits of free trade, against President Donald Trumps more protectionist views.
According to a statement of principles accompanying Mondays announcement of a multimillion-dollar campaign, the Koch organizations will be pushing Trump to lift the new steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies, as well as the previous solar panel and washing machine tariffs. They also want Trumps administration to reverse course on a list of new tariffs to be levied on Chinese imports.
The Trump administration has taken some incredibly positive steps for the American economy, but tariffs will undercut that progress and needlessly hamstring our full economic potential. There are better ways to negotiate trade deals than by punishing American consumers and businesses with higher costs, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said in a statement. Instead of pursuing protectionist policies that we already know dont work, lets help everyone win by expanding trade, opening new markets and lowering costs.