Friday, July 27, 2018

No ‘Future’ for GOP Open Borders, Trade Deficits, Foreign Interventionism

Populist conservative author and columnist Pat Buchanan says the Republican Party has no “future” should it return to the establishment’s preferred agenda of pro-immigration policies, free trade absolutism, and favoring foreign interventionism.

In an interview with talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Buchanan praised President Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party, where an “America First” approach has been implemented on the key issues of immigration, trade, and foreign policy.

On the latest success for the Trump administration on trade — where the populist president convinced the European Union to drop its trade barriers to U.S.-made goods — Buchanan said it is tariffs, not free trade, that built America’s middle class. Buchanan said:

Tariffs are taxes, but they are taxes on imports. They’re taxes on foreign-made goods, they’re not on American made goods. They’re optional taxes, you don’t pay them if you buy an American made product. And secondly, tariffs are really what built the United States of America in the 19th Century from a country of about three million, purely agricultural, to the greatest industrial power the world had ever seen by the beginning of the 20th Century.

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