Post Tagged with: "protectionism"

May 3, 2012 08:51

Obama’s Tire Tariffs Cost Consumers $1 Billion and $900k Per Job in 2011

“Studies repeatedly show that the consumer cost of trade protection typically exceeds, by a wide margin, any reasonable estimate of what a normal jobs program might cost.”

August 22, 2011 06:17

Failure to Pass the FTAs costs jobs but gets union votes

[B]y not passing the FTAs, politicians maintain union support but don’t lose any political support because unemployed workers around the country aren’t even aware that their lack of employment might be due to Congressional and presidential inaction on the FTAs.

August 10, 2010 07:29

Toilet Paper ‘Down Under’ To Cost More Thanks To Green Policies and Union Protectionism

First the greenies came to take away our lightbulbs in the U.S. and force us to buy more expensive ones. Now the greenies are on the march in Australia with the unkindest swipe of all: forcing Australians to pay 42 percent more for toilet paper.

July 6, 2010 06:51

Why is McCain pushing euro subsidized tanker on the Air Force?

For nearly a decade the Air Force has been trying to replace its Eisenhower-era fleet of refueling tanker aircraft. It has failed twice in rather spectacular fashion. And the double failures were due, in part, to the malign influence of Sen. John McCain (R?-AZ), who has been to the Air Force what malware is to your laptop.