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Tariffs Under the U.S. Constitution

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2018 08:28 am
The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to lay imposts and excises. I think that means tariffs.

So how does President Trump obtain authority to increase the tariffs on steel and aluminum?
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2018 09:47 am
@gollum,
gollum wrote:

The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to lay imposts and excises. I think that means tariffs.

So how does President Trump obtain authority to increase the tariffs on steel and aluminum?


No one follows the Constitution anymore. It's passe.

Congress, through it's own inability to do anything, conceded such things to the executive branch over time. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930 was one of the last bricks Congress had to throw before the people took away tariff powers from the corrupted Congress and passed it to FDR.

So, blame democrats. They are usually at fault for most bad things in American history...

gollum
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2018 09:55 am
@McGentrix,
McGentrix-

Thank you.

I wonder if Congress enacted a law giving the president the right to take the action that Trump has taken.
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2018 10:06 am
@gollum,
This is the completely one sided look at the issue you presented:

Congress Handed to the President the Power to Level Tariffs
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