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Thread #148617   Message #4003517
Posted By: Lighter
05-Aug-19 - 03:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Part of the problem, Bill, is that what we ID as blatant lies are taken as obvious truths by millions.

Last week, for example, the president told a cheering crowd very forcefully that Americans do not pay for his tariffs on Chinese imports:

" I just announced another 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese products that come into our country. And thatís on top of the 25% that we take off $250 billion coming in from China, and donít let them tell you, the fact is China devalues their currency. They pour money into their system, they pour it in, and because they do that, youíre not paying for those tariffs. Chinaís paying for those tariffs."

Basically doubletalk. The purchaser, not the seller, pays tariffs. Freshman econ.