from last thread:
re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))
It is not a lie because Trump does not understand how tariffs work. The tax is paid by the importer, not the exporter.
Well, you know that, and I know that: most Lizards reading this thread probably know that, but the real audience for this crap probably isn’t anybody who actually knows how tariffs work.
Like most things Trump, the actuality of programs is way less important (to the point of irrelevancy) than how they LOOK like they’re “working”, or (most importantly), how the “base” THINKS they’re working. Trump knows that the red-hatted rednecks whooping it up at his clownshow rallies are going to hear “$250 billion in tariffs on China”, and think only that it’s somehow sticking a quarter-trillion-dollar hit to the “cheating” Chinese - which they will hugely admire “tough guy” Trump for.
That most of that money will end up being paid out of the pockets of American consumers probably doesn’t occur to them. And if told, would probably just dismiss it as “librul lies” or “Trump Derangement Syndrome” or whatever BS they prefer to obviate reality with….