Free trade

Tariffs, after all, are paid by Americans

Tariffs, after all, are paid by Americans

Action taken in April by President Donald J. Trump confirms: The tariffs he imposed on China are paid by Americans. In April, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order titled "Executive Order on National Emergency Authority to Temporarily Extend Deadlines for Certain Estimated Payments." It is also known as Executive Order 13916. The order is opaque: "(b) The Secretary shall consider taking appropriate action under section 1318(a) of title 19, United States Code, to temporarily extend deadlines, for importers suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID-19, for the estimated payments described therein, other than those assessed pursuant to sections…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Congressman Ron Estes

WichitaLiberty.TV: Congressman Ron Estes

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: United States Representative Ron Estes discusses trade, FAA reauthorization and his amendment, entitlement reform, and spending. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 195, broadcast May 5, 2018. Shownotes Representative Ron Estes Congressional Website Website: Ron Estes for Congress Washington Examiner: Rep. Ron Estes: Why some Democrats are rooting for the Chinese on trade H.R. 5489: Hope Act
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Kansas benefits from foreign trade

Kansas benefits from foreign trade

The Kansas economy benefits greatly from foreign trade, and we should oppose restrictions on trade. Bryan Riley of Heritage Foundation has contributed an extensive analysis of the benefits foreign trade brings to Kansas. Riley is Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst in Trade Policy at Center for Trade and Economics (CTE). Riley notes three ways that foreign trade benefits Kansas: Imports provide competitive products for Kansas consumers and manufacturers. Exports benefit Kansas farmers and aerospace workers. Foreign investment supports thousands of Kansas jobs. He recommends: "The state’s congressional delegation can best advance the interests of Kansans by opposing protectionist policies…
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Free trade is important, but may be in peril

Free trade is important, but may be in peril

Robert E. Litan, a lawyer and economist and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations spoke on “The Future of Trade Policy” before a luncheon at the Wichita Pachyderm Club August 5, 2016. Litan explained the importance of free trade and examined the trade policies of presidential candidates. View below, or click here to view at YouTube.
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Heritage Foundation’s Bryan Riley on free trade

WichitaLiberty.TV: Heritage Foundation’s Bryan Riley on free trade

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Foreign trade is an important issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Heritage Foundation economist and Senior Policy Analyst Bryan Riley explains concepts that voters can use in making an informed decision. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 111, broadcast February 28, 2016. Shownotes Heritage Foundation website Heritage Foundation on Facebook Heritage Foundation on Twitter: @heritage Bryan Riley at Heritage Heritage Center for Trade and Economics (CTE) 2016 Index of Economic Freedom: Yet More Evidence of Free Trade’s Benefits Freedom to Trade: A Guide for Policymakers
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