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Koch Brothers Unveil Campaign Opposing Trump Tariffs

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posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:15 PM
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www.thedailybeast.com...

This is not a political OP, just an important newsworthy discussion.

These are not liberals. These are not default anti Trumpers but one of the most powerful conservative groups around, the Koch brothers.




The political network backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch on Monday unveiled a multiyear, multimillion-dollar campaign opposing the tariffs implemented by President Donald Trump's administration.

The Koch brothers’ political network announced a multimillion-dollar campaign “opposing the tariffs” President Donald Trump has imposed on countries like China, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, according to CNBC. The network reports that Trump slapping tariffs on American allies was the “tipping point” for Charles and David Koch, and they have since unveiled their “pro-free trade campaign,” which includes “media buys, activist education, grassroots mobilization, lobbying and policy analysis.” “Tariffs and other trade barriers make us poorer,” James Davis, executive vice president for the network group Freedom Partners, told CNBC. “They raise prices for those who can least afford it.” Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips echoed Davis’ statement, and said that there are “better ways to negotiate trade deals than by punishing American consumers and businesses with higher costs.” This comes after Canadian president Justin Trudeau called the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on the country’s goods “insulting and unacceptable.”



It will be interesting to see Trump reaction to this. Will he buckle under the powerful magnate? Probably not, Trump's pride is too big.

But if anyone powerful person might persuade Trump to drop the tariffs maybe they will.

I think he will probably just ignore it since any mention of this would just give Koch publicity Trump doesn’t need to give him



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posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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Koch brothers and Soros. Different sides of the same coin.

None of them care about us little folks.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:25 PM
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Ooh!
This should be fun to see who leftists side with.
Do they jump on the Kochs?
Or do they support Trump?

Either way the cognitive dissonance should be entertaining to watch!



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

And this makes me support Trump all the more!!!

It is fascinating watching the strange bedfellows of the deep state, oh the irony of liberals supporting the Bush Regime never gets old, now to see the KOCH brothers spun in a good light... lol priceless!




posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

its a sad day for the US when the deep states' Koch Bros become the new saviours of the wrath of the orange anti-human whose tariffs, according to MSM and powerful & rich elitists, will lead to the end-of-days.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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Shouldn't government policy be separate from business? Actually I am asking, not pronouncing. I am genuinely intersted in the debates.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Koch brothers and Soros. Different sides of the same coin.

None of them care about us little folks.


I think this is the first time we agree on something!

I couldn’t have said that better



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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They became never-trumpers when they threw in with Hillary, in my opinion. I don't think Trump will lose sleep on it, since he has already won once with big donors putting all their money on Hillary.

The fact that they oppose the tariffs, what with being businessmen and all, should tell you something.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Curious pickle to be put in, no?


Do you back the Koch's or Trump?

Choose wisely.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

This is humorous.

Almost as humorous as me misreading the OP.
edit on 4-6-2018 by burdman30ott6 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

My memory isn't what it used to be, but I seem to recall posts of yours pointing out the Koch Brothers support of Trump. My, my, the irony.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 07:32 PM
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Damn I forgot to stop in there today and check out for steal deals on cheeses, I'm anticipating this week...



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Koch brothers and Soros. Different sides of the same coin.

None of them care about us little folks.


Absolutely right. Both hated equally...and for the same reason.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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Seems to me that the Kochs have always used their lobbying, advertising, and political support to further their own business interests. From a political perspective, their interests generally have intersected with the Republican Party.

Now their business interests will likely be negatively affected by actions of the Republican Party leadership; namely Donald Trump. So, it doesn't strike me as being too unusual for them to fight against something that may adversely affect their bottom line.

Ironically, it seems to me that the Democrats would ordinarily be the ones to impose business controls. While the Republicans generally favor the free market and the libertarian ideals of minimal regulation.

-dex



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 08:12 PM
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So both the Koch brothers and Soros are opposed to Trump now? He must be doing something right.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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So the John Birch Society is at it again, well isn't this interesting.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Are they the offspring of "The Bitch of Buchenwald" ?

Linkage: en.wikipedia.org...

You never know.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Willtell

My memory isn't what it used to be, but I seem to recall posts of yours pointing out the Koch Brothers support of Trump. My, my, the irony.



I don’t remember that but so what if it is true. They probably do support Trump on many issues, such as deregulation and taxes

I keep trying to teach you hard headed people that All politics is not black and white

Sometimes a politician one might generally oppose does something you like and a politician you generally like may do something you don’t like.

Then you oppose that politician.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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“better ways to negotiate trade deals



Like????

That would imply that previous negotiations were not great ways to negotiate trade deals. So if what we did in the past didn't work, what exactly are these great ideas the Koch's have on trade deals?

I'm open to suggestions but if you don't start negotiations with your eye on the ultimate outcome, you will never achieve that outcome.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell

originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Willtell

My memory isn't what it used to be, but I seem to recall posts of yours pointing out the Koch Brothers support of Trump. My, my, the irony.



I don’t remember that but so what if it is true. They probably do support Trump on many issues, such as deregulation and taxes

I keep trying to teach you hard headed people that All politics is not black and white

Sometimes a politician one might generally oppose does something you like and a politician you generally like may do something you don’t like.

Then you oppose that politician.


The Koch Brothers sat out the last Presidential election. They didn't support Trump with money.



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