ArticlesBlog US economy is good, but tariffs hurt small business: Roger Williams September 5, 2019100 Related posts: China imposes retaliatory tariffs after Trump’s went into effect Trump has done a ‘dramatic turnaround’ to the economy: Marc Short Trump ‘on the verge’ of losing support from businesses: Dave Dodson ‘Hysteria’ over China tariffs is ‘overblown’: Fmr. 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Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm yes sir bow your head that china is not central america Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm 中国人生产的商品，被美国人用美元买走，美国人得到了商品，中国政府得到了美元，中国老百姓得到的是人民币。结果就是，美国给中国印发美元，中国给老百姓印发人民币；美国人用美元换来了中国商品，中国用不断超发的人民币，换走了老百姓手中的商品。这就是美国高工资低物价，中国高物价低工资的秘密。 Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm The Chosen one has spoken. Now ye all Bow down to your King and God Donald Dump. 😂😂😂 Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:48 pm If you support small businesses you support ISIS Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:48 pm You have to ante up and kick in to break even or win the big hand. Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm The only arguments I've heard against tariffs seem to fall into two categories. The first is the argument that tariffs are harmful because they helped cause the Civil War. This argument does not apply to foreign, semi-hostile governments such as China, in my opinion, so it is not valid. The second is that tariffs will hurt American farmers. This argument seems extremely short sighted considering the years of those opposed to tariffs seem to have been responsible for the near destruction of working class jobs in the nation's heartland and other places. What's wrong with a little pain in order to fix the trade imbalance caused by years of establishment thinking? It seems to make sense economically. Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:51 pm 🔴Manufacturing is not coming back. Stop dreaming about that. Capitalism abandoned this country a long time ago, it went to China, Brazil, mexico etc. The private companies that left nobody told them to leave, they did it because is more profitable. They don’t care about being American or so on. Wake up and start accepting they don’t owe you nothing. Want free markets, there you go.🙄🤷♂️ Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm we can beat the chicoms now. focus on the long game, their regime could colapse. they lie to us, steal our secrets!!, and prop up our enemies. to hell with the chicoms. Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm The dollar is weak. Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm Don’t do business with Chinazi. Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm Why is the RV industry going downhill so fast then? Normally if the RV industry is crashing then the economy is getting ready to go downhill fast. Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:53 pm "I bet some small business owners say their products have gone up 10-15%" not exactly hard facts there. again, click bate title = ( Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:54 pm Oh you poor sheep Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:56 pm Democrats going to be all pissed because I want them here for their boats that's all I want because, people are starting to wake up to what they're doing all races are waking up just seeing what they're doing so that's why they want the illegal aliens here and yes there are questions on the census about are you an illegal alien and all this are you from this world from this country or what country are you from are you Hispanic are you there are you that yeah they got them on there and I'm glad they do cuz you got to put all the peoples names in your house it's underneath that's in the meteor roof the whole nine yards Reply August 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm End the fascism End the corporate greedHelp the small business owners For mainstreet, Not wallstreet Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm I hereby proclaim; U.S. companies are forbidden to…… Wait a minute isn’t that the State dictating, regulating and using administrative direction on the free enterprise system? Isn’t there a word for that? Oh yeah, Socialism! Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:02 pm Did we Chinese said that??? No … We Chinese are not ready to resume the talk until the Trump administration drop these MF nonsense, Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:09 pm The US economy is not good. All the economic figures coming from the talking heads Our Lives. Unemployment rate is around 30%. They just don't count people that are unemployed. And if somebody is forced to have two or three jobs to make ends meet the count that is two or three full-time employed people. The numbers are complete lies. Same thing with inflation. Any normal person that goes to normal stores nose inflation is probably closer to 20% if not much greater. They don't count products that people use, and they substitute poor quality products for higher quality products and pretend that the price is not going up. They manipulate these numbers for inflation and unemployment they never give the real numbers all the numbers are manipulated and fake. The US economy is a big lie House of Cards. Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm Get your products made in american , and thr tarrifs wont hurt small business. Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm What Business has Mr. Williams owned and run? he's been a ballplayer and tax paid bureaucrat? Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:16 pm Buy American. Hire American. Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm Of course it hurts, but a little hurt now for a prosperous future! ILL TAKE IT!!! GOD BLESS TRUMP Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm This guy is full of it! I'm in the car business too bonuses have been cut people have been let go we are getting ready for a massive slow down small sedan vehicles sales are down everything's slowing down I don't understand where this guy got his numbers from Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm We need to tariff more on China they steal our technology each years they cheating us 507 Billions for 30 years from now. Last idiots Fake President Obama want to destroyed USA!! Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:19 pm It'll hurt a lot more long-term if we don't fix this now. Is it possible to hurt small business more than the Obama Administration did? This will seem like a vacation compared to that…. Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:24 pm No what hurts small business is allowing a COMMUNIST slave work force do any business in America! Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:33 pm Fox is covering a negative Trump story. Oh snap, Trump is so done that they are leaving his side already. Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:42 pm Trade wars crush everyone's economy. Reply August 26, 2019 at 5:50 pm Go go China my sibling Reply August 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm yep my small business imports everything from china and only china Reply August 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm Small business like Google…LOL Reply August 26, 2019 at 6:17 pm Looks like many treasonous jewtubers selling made in china hats, tshirts, cups, jackets and other worthless crap are gonna have to purchase made in America products rather then their worthless made for communists crap. Reply August 26, 2019 at 6:39 pm Why the f….do you care about those illegal immigrants? Worry about our country first, ok? Reply August 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm We can talk when all jobs come back stateside!! MAGA!! Reply August 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm Its just a matter of time before CHUMP opens his mouth and dispels all doubt that he is a complete and utter moron incapable of running a casino let alone a country. Every time he creates a problem with tariffs it sends the stock market plummeting, then low and behold within 2 days the Chinese are calling him for a deal. You're blind and stupid if you don't see this pattern that has been going on for 18 months. Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:08 pm They have to go back Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:25 pm The News: Tariffs hurt small businesses Alphabet literally buying out any competitors: 🤫💨 Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm We don't need China…the only reason we trade with China is because it was part of the Communist plan to make the US Communist and get China accepted in the Global economy. Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:31 pm Made in the USA 🇺🇸 Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:33 pm Tariffs hurt big business, and they're supposed to. Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:38 pm CONGRESSMAN WILLIAMS, YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING / ANYTHING TO MAKE OUR PRESIDENT LOOK BAD. HOW ABOUT GETTING ILLEGAL ALIENS OUT OF YOUR STATE AND OUT OF OUR COUNTRY? THIS WILL SAVE THE USA 23 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:38 pm China…. NO Quarter!They owe us big time, and it's time to collect, even if it means discomfort in the short term.People who want to go easy on China want to do so because they have "interests" in China.AMERICA FIRST Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:39 pm It may be true that tariffs hurt small bussiness, but I remember when there were tariffs and it seemed to me there were ALOT more small bussinesses. Reply August 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm Is Trump 'Shaking Down' China for the Best of Who ??..Just Askin' !! Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:05 pm Tariffs hurt Small Businesses that Sold Out America for Profit,…Just like a good little Globalist should…No Sympathy! Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:12 pm Sure Sure I believe the talking heads…..I believe in results and positive results is what we are seeing. Where was the concern for all the small businesses that were wiped out by Chinese controlled walmart? These people are just trying at every turn to make something positive into a negative. Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm We don't want anymore Chinese junk. Trade with other nations are will not rip us off!! Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm Good job ,but why can't we fire them if the don't do the JOB we hired them for if we don't do our Job the fire us without Pay .I agree for Term Limits the should not be allowed to get rich on our Tax money if we can't get rid of them then we should be allowed to give The greatest PRESIDENT DONAld TRUMP an extra 4 jear for the terrible 4 jears the putt our PRESIDENT true let him have 8 jearsThank you MISTER PRESIDENT DONAld TRUMP Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm For decades our Presidents have overlooked the Chinese abuse ,fighting back is not easy and might signify some sacrifices , …..but the alternative that is do nothing is not acceptable. Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:41 pm How do illegals get rights to due process? That’s the biggest oxymoron of all Reply August 26, 2019 at 8:54 pm It’s all about the greed and selfishness and the love of money. God forbid someone take a loss.Particularly, China. Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:04 pm America is living on debt! Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:06 pm Fake Fox Hired Donna Brazile & Media in bed with China Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm CHINA LIES Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:22 pm Lies! Trump is a master of deception! Just a word from Trump, " China called me!" What a joke. Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:22 pm Fox thinks it can just ignore the recession. Lol Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:28 pm China denies it has called Trump. This US President is so weak, he tries to cover every failing with lies. America is embarrassing itself. Reply August 26, 2019 at 9:41 pm Trump has an urge to purify.Trump's urge does it again. He can claim the Japan deal as a tribute to his negotiating technique, and he lets the rest of the West sympathize with the agreements made or not. The Chinese would not want to impose dormant communist norms on the West. China cannot continue to manipulate its currency at the expense of the West. Theft of intellectual knowledge for the benefit of their economy and industrial-military complex must stop. That is the message that the president continues to deliver consistently in his speeches. It is a relief to see how political experts receive free public lessons on how to practice politics. The actions of this Potus must be the model of future political practice because all humanity can benefit from it. The Chinese can only participate if they distance themselves from their manipulative currency practices. Economic convergence of the political systems once discussed at a public administration college that is now almost 56 years ago. At that time, I was already wondering how that convergence should come about. It is now clear to me that convergence goes hand in hand with respecting and respecting regulations and currency agreements. My simple conclusion is therefore not a systematic economic convergence between Western capitalist and other communist systems. Reply August 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm A weak dollar hurts the middle class…tariffs are the least of our worries. END THE FEDERAL RESERVE! BRING BACK THE CHAINS OF THE GOLD STANDARD! CUT BACK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! THEY ARE TOO BIG TO FUND! Reply August 26, 2019 at 10:05 pm Hurt small business? Small price to pay for Getting our balls back. The pros outweigh the cons in the long run. $15 minimum wage would hurt a lot more ,would put Small business out of business Reply August 26, 2019 at 11:09 pm Fake news = Fox news, Trump supporters = fakers Reply August 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Reply August 26, 2019 at 11:44 pm Ethereum classic is up 25% this week. It will be worth more than Bitcoin Reply August 27, 2019 at 12:08 am China only hurts small businesses who support communism Reply August 27, 2019 at 12:17 am china got rich and powerful because of USA look back at china 50 years a ago they had nothing NOTHING and look at them now they want free deal , CHINA NO !!!!!! TRUMP IS NOT STUPID LIKE BUSH, OBAMA, and CLINTON etc…… SO china NEED USA < USA DON'T NEED CHINA !!!!! Reply August 27, 2019 at 12:23 am Can someone please tell me why we keep track of the national debt if just keeps going up but we're supposedly "winning"? Does it even matter? Reply August 27, 2019 at 12:33 am Make sure you always state who is it good for. The economy is good for the owners and the wealthy. The bottom 80% are living pay check to pay check and homeless are everywhere. Reply August 27, 2019 at 1:14 am TRUMP is a smart business man he doesnt lose ! Take advantage of this situation we will never have a great president like this again ! He is business man not a tax and money waster ! VOTE TRUMP 2020 ! Reply August 27, 2019 at 2:11 am Give it time people!!! Reply August 27, 2019 at 2:31 am Simple, stop trading with China🤔 I’m a small country and could never bring myself buying from China especially with Canada and Mexico right here🤗 Reply August 27, 2019 at 2:56 am It hurts small business blah blah when China takes over after Dems steals election what you think would happen help the small business??? Reply August 27, 2019 at 3:16 am We have to establish a mechanism to monitor and punish if China wants to sign a trade deal and don’t keep the agreements!! Reply August 27, 2019 at 4:32 am Typical American arrogance Reply August 27, 2019 at 4:41 am even if they come to an agreement the ccp won't honor it Reply August 27, 2019 at 5:22 am Trump went bankrupt 6 times,but this muthafawka "knows how to make a deal" though.😒😒😒 Reply August 27, 2019 at 6:17 am I hope Chinas not just play in again President TRUMP be TUFFER THEN. BEFORE I WW BELUVE IF THE DEAL ISNT RIGHT FOR ANERICA 1ST & CHINA OF COURSE IWE TGINK PRESIDENT TRUNP SHOULD MAJE DEAL CHINA CANT BACK OUT OF OR IF IT JUST NOT RIGHT HE STILL WILL BOT MAKE A DEAL BUT WE HOPE IT IS POSITIVE. LIKE HE ALWAYS SAYS WE' LL SEE GOD BLESS Reply August 27, 2019 at 8:12 am Economy is good although few small businesses are hammering by trade war but only for short term. Imagine if they engage in a economic deal right now. Then the economy will be beautineous booming and everyone even animals will jump up and down in celebrations except democrats. Reply August 27, 2019 at 8:17 am No deal with China till 2021 Reply August 27, 2019 at 8:32 am Under Trump administration, our economy is doing well with a creation of almost 6 million jobs, which greatly helped the unemployment rate fall to the lowest in 50 years. Our stock market is doing great and businesses are thriving. Setting aside his good life of a billionaire to Make America Great Again and to Keep America Great, Trump has brought pride back to America and energy back to the American people. Trump is the greatest president we've ever had in modern times. Reply August 27, 2019 at 10:18 am These two sure know how to manipulate the stock markets. Reply August 27, 2019 at 10:28 am right, because we all know that costco and walmart bend over backwards to sell MADE IN THE USA and not the local small businesses. Reply August 27, 2019 at 11:12 am If you cannot make a small sacrifice for your country; then you are not a patriot!!!If you are not willing to make a small sacrifice and a little discomfort….then you are a coward and a traitor. Sell everything you have and get the hell out out of my country. Your country has given you the opportunity to have the American dream. Don't be like the illegals aliens, give something back to your country instead of being greedy and only want t take take take !!!!!!! Reply August 27, 2019 at 11:41 am TARIFF ARE THE BEST WAY TO FAIR TRADE WITH CHINA. Reply August 27, 2019 at 12:51 pm Trump….Putin…..Kim…..Xi, International Criminals Reply August 27, 2019 at 2:59 pm And what the Left did, did not hurt them? What was small business growth under Obama? I’m sorry but the long term benefits out way the short term discomfort. Reply August 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm Only one to make money from US tariff is the US government. Only one to pay for US tariffs are US citizens. China just doesn’t want its economy to go down with the US. Reply August 27, 2019 at 3:20 pm Small business buying their goods from China deserve to fail. Reply August 27, 2019 at 3:54 pm you dummies do not run a business and know nothing about what you talk about. i am a small business owner, and the tariffs are not affecting business. what part do you not understand that we need jobs back here where folks have money in their pocket to actually be able to afford to buy something. wake up!!!!! Reply August 28, 2019 at 12:08 am WE DON'T NEED CHINA, GOOD NO DEAL EVER…… USA#1 Reply August 28, 2019 at 12:22 am PUTIN-OWNED Traitor Trump LIES ALL the TIME! Reply August 28, 2019 at 7:54 am Many ignorant people continue blaming Trump for everything, and China continues saying it's confusing and continues stealing American jobs and technology! Everything is as clear as day. China has been stealing Americans blind for years. China's unfair trade with the US and theft of American technology have cost Americans about $1 trillion each year for over 25 years, which is the greatest transfer of wealth in history. Sadly, NONE of the previous US presidential administrations could even get a cent from China until the American people elected Trump-then billionaire businessman, president. So far, over $65 billion from tariffs on Chinese goods has flown smoothly to the US treasury, and the money could reach over $100 billion next year as a result of Trump's new tariffs on Chinese goods. Having an extra $100 billion to spend is not that bad, is it? "The Trump administration has drawn a clear line in the sand that the outright theft and coercive tactics China has employed to gain access to and control over our intellectual property won’t be tolerated any longer. The decision to impose tough sanctions on China is long overdue. America’s economic and national security interests are at stake." Trump's actions send a clear message: China's era of intellectual property theft is over! Trump's message to China is simple and clear. What else confused China and those ignorant people? Stop stealing to make a fair trade deal. Period. Reply August 28, 2019 at 9:24 am Trump is lying. US is hurting. China is winning, thanks to Trump back firing. Reply August 28, 2019 at 10:11 am China backed by Russia will never settle for a fair deal. Reply August 28, 2019 at 10:34 am cut taxes? how are you going to pay for that? this genius sells cars… there is a bubble with the car business… when you can get a mortgage for your car (7year loans)… you are over extending… hence the bubble just like 2008… Reply August 28, 2019 at 8:21 pm The small business owners are not getting funding because it's to hard to get a loan cause banks are losing money daily Reply August 29, 2019 at 2:46 am It is going to be hard to do “business” in a world where the climate goes completely wonky, because of burning too much oil….Trump needs to go back to school, and learn a little science. Maybe Greta Thunberg can teach him a thing or two now that she has just arrived, after crossing the Atlantic “carbon free” on a yacht. This young woman makes our President look even more like the real dummy he is. Reply August 29, 2019 at 4:55 am VERY SIMPLE. TRUMP GAVE HIS TERMS. NOW WAIT FOR CHINA TO ACCEPT. RAISE TARIFFS IF NECESSARY. BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO LET TRUMP DO HIS JOB. HE IS IN CONTROL !!! Reply August 29, 2019 at 8:10 am I say no deal with China until they leave the islands that were stolen from Philippines and Viet Nam in the South China Sea and provide them compensation as well. Do you really believe we can't survive without China? We will thrive without them. Reply August 29, 2019 at 6:57 pm FUK CHINA, We can make trade with other countries who don't bend us over. Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.