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JOBS: Increase tariff on imports

Letter by Ernest J. LaChapelle, Fircrest on Sep. 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm | 27 Comments »
September 6, 2011 1:31 pm

In order for the U.S. to compete in the world market and to create jobs here in this country, I believe that a higher tariff should be imposed on most imported goods.

The reasoning behind this is that imported goods would be more expensive here, but also that manufacturers would find it more rewarding using local labor to produce their products rather than importing finished goods.

Some persons may say this would raise prices, but it would be offset by more jobs in the U.S. More jobs equals more income. As the U.S. has changed from a manufacturing economy to an consumer type, it is time to reverse this trend and level the playing field. The present system allows other countries to sell their goods and create foreign jobs, while draining the national economy.

It is time for our leaders to take a lead on this and quit trying to being Mr. Nice Guy (chump) to the world.

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