Jan 25, 2018

01/25/2018: The Trump plan one former Democratic politician is on board with

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(U.S. Edition) Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced plans to raise tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. While these measures could actually end up hurting workers, some manufacturing areas like Greenville, Michigan, see it differently. Mike Huckleberry,…

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Why Trump's solar and washing machine tariffs may play well in Michigan

Jan 25, 2018
A former Democratic state politician says the taxes are one of the few things the president has done that he can support.
President Donald Trump displays a Section 201 action as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer witnesses, in the Oval Office, at the White House, January 23, 2018, in Washington, DC. The administration is issuing tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines to protect American manufacturing companies against dumping by foreign countries, mainly China, and including South Korea.
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(U.S. Edition) Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced plans to raise tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. While these measures could actually end up hurting workers, some manufacturing areas like Greenville, Michigan, see it differently. Mike Huckleberry, formerly of the Michigan State House of Representatives, joined us to explain why. Afterwards, we’ll discuss Congress’ plan to reboot the nation’s student financial aid system.

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