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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Danziger: Hard Cheese

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Trump Blasts Harley-Davidson For Fleeing His Destructive Tariffs

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump’s one-sided love affair with Harley-Davidson is officially over.

On Monday, the bike maker announced it will be moving production of the some of the bikes it exports to the European Union overseas, out of reach of Trump’s damaging tariff hikes, which the company says will cost it an additional $100 million a year.

To Trump, however, there is no greater betrayal from the company he imagines to be his base.

“Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” he tweeted Monday afternoon. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion.…

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If You Want Fiscal Responsibility, Elect Democrats

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Before last year’s big tax cuts, the economy was improving nicely. After the tax cuts, the economy is doing the same — for now, anyway. What’s different is the $1.9 trillion the tax cuts have tacked onto deficits.

If President Trump and allied Republicans were so determined to blow a huge hole in the federal budget, they could have more usefully spent the money on roads, communications and other infrastructure. These would have enhanced productivity and put the money into blue-collar pockets, as opposed to rich-investor portfolios.

It’s remarkable how little economic bang the tax cuts are delivering.…

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