President Trump's Tariffs

There is nothing inherently wrong with looking to revise tariff rates.

But, the imposition of recent tariffs was so sudden that I don’t believe there has been a full evaluation of the costs versus the benefits. I expect that some individual industries will see temporary benefit.

However, the long-term effects will cause an increase in the cost of items that Americans use every day. Couple that with the near inevitability of retaliatory tariffs on other products and materials, and it’s likely that other industries will be harmed by the decision and there will be a net loss of jobs across the country.

One in five Oklahomans live in poverty. Anything that makes it harder for them to put food on the table is something that I will oppose. Though I’m not opposed to tariffs in general, the haste with which these tariffs were implemented makes them fit that bill.