We’re not entirely sure what to make of Taylor Millard’s incoherent, seemingly inherently contradictory brain farting over Trump’s “threat” to slap a tariff on companies leaving the country and trying to sell their goods back to the nation they left for financial convenience’s sake.
Donald Trump’s threat against companies who leave U.S. is statism at its worst
He then goes on to rant and rave at length about the Carrier deal, because nothing offends “True Conservatives™” (and the Chamber of Commerce, but we repeat ourselves) more than jobs not being outsourced to Shanghai or Calcutta, none of which has anything to do whatsoever with tariffs, but cucks will cuck.
Let’s stick with the tariff on companies that decide to run for Calcutta, save a bunch of money by hiring slave labor at 3 ounces of rice/hr, and then sell it back to the U.S. (and the unemployed oafs they left behind who, oddly enough, now can’t buy their product at any price, but nobody ever accused corporate America of being particularly good at seeing past the next fiscal year before they make decisions).
How’s that “statism” and “WrongConservative™?”
Let’s turn it around. How about lowering corporate taxes to lure companies to the U.S., something that Trump has also promised to do? We were under the impression that even “TruCons™” think that’s OK. Is that still OK, or did a new directive go out from the Chamber of Commerce and NRO making that WrongThink™ lately? We’re having trouble keeping up with all the changes the NeverTrumptards make to the catechism every five minutes, depending on who or what they need to drum out of “their” movement.
Just how, pray tell, is this different from raising tariffs (no, they’re not a new thing, we have plenty of them already, but they’re the Good Kind™ that benefit the Chamber of Commerce, so they’re not statist, you filthy Dirt Person Peasant!) in order to keep them from leaving in the first place?
They’re both the exact same incentive. One is a positive one, one is negative. Both are enacted by the state.
But only one of them is “statist?”
Our head hurts.
Not that it matters. We won, you lost. Get over it, cupcakes. Go have a good hug with Kevin “kill the filthy, depraved, useless poor” Williamson.