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Another promise kept: Trump's toughness on China gives Potomac elites the vapors

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Trump’s escalating tariff war with China is so perfectly in keeping with his 2016 campaign. And Mr. Trump is laughing all the way to the Treasury, counting all the money coming in through his new tariffs. All the free trade “purists” in Washington scoff that this is no way to fund a country. But before the imposition of the federal income tax in 1913, trade tariffs was a primary source of income for the federal government. Sure, the federal government was smaller back then, but isn’t that the point? Anyway, is there anything more insidious and destructive to a free self-governed society than discouraging work?

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