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Koch Network Admits They Failed to Stop Trump’s Tariffs: ‘We Were Wrong’
Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2019 | JOHN BINDER

Posted on 09/20/2019 7:33:09 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo

The donor-class Koch network headed by GOP mega-donor Charles Koch is now admitting they failed to turn the American people against President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports.

In June 2018, the Koch network of organizations — which include Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners, and the Libre Initiative — launched a campaign against Trump’s economic nationalist policies that have helped weaken China’s economy and brought the U.S. steel industry roaring back, mostly by imposing tariffs on various foreign imports.

The goal of the Koch network’s campaign was to champion free trade at all costs by claiming tariffs are increasing prices on consumers. The campaign, though, has been such a failure that the Koch network is halting the effort.

Officials with the Koch network told CNBC that they will release new ads attacking the Trump administration’s economic nationalist agenda, but that they do not yet know what the message for those ads will be.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: boycotts; charleskoch; koch; kochs; sanctions; tariffs; trade; trump
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Slightly misleading headline. The Koch network isn’t admitting to being wrong about tariffs. They’re admitting to having failed in their anti-tariff / anti-Trump propaganda efforts.

“The argument that, you know, the tariffs are adding a couple thousand dollars to the pickup truck that you’re buying is not persuasive,” a senior Koch official, who declined to be named, said during a briefing in New York.

It’s not persuasive because it’s pure BS.

These globalist pricks have no problem at all with other nations imposing massive tariffs on American goods. But when Trump imposes reciprocal tariffs to even the trade playing field, the Kochs and their ilk cry socialism. ...another ludicrous charge. Protectionism isn’t socialism. Tariffs were by far the largest source of federal revenue until the Federal income tax began right before WW1. Our Founders were all protectionists to varying degrees. Globalists (mostly of the fake conservative variety) have succeeded in the last few decades in turning protectionism and tariffs into dirty words.

1 posted on 09/20/2019 7:33:09 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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Koch bite.


2 posted on 09/20/2019 7:39:36 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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Well at least they’re honestly admitting they were wrong.

I take that back, a senior Koch official admitted it but remained anonymous.

Let’s hear an official press release.

So tired of people not being honest about their mistakes.


3 posted on 09/20/2019 7:40:06 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Great post and agree with all of it.

That being said, it is beneath Breitbart to resort to such yellow journalism BS in the titles.


4 posted on 09/20/2019 7:40:10 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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Heres to hoping the koch brothers are reunited soon


5 posted on 09/20/2019 7:40:40 PM PDT by steel_resolve (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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The Kochs care only about maintaining the free flow of Cheap Foreign Labor and the continued flow of Cheap Communist Chinese made product.
They could not care less about Americans, America. And, as such they HATE MAGA / KAG policies and the man Championing MAGA / KAG policies.


6 posted on 09/20/2019 7:45:35 PM PDT by ocrp1982 (Lurking since the late 90's. Recently retired. No tagline yet.)
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Maybe American’s care more about America than they do the Cock brothers profits.


7 posted on 09/20/2019 7:47:03 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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Hopefully by the Kock’s doubling down, Trump will double down as well on tariffs.

They are the ONLY way to stop the Red Dragon.


8 posted on 09/20/2019 7:49:00 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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They’re worried Trump will start a trade war that started over twenty years ago.


9 posted on 09/20/2019 7:54:26 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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When it comes to tariffs with China, they were totally Wong.


10 posted on 09/20/2019 7:54:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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"yellow journalism"

Sounds Wasist...

11 posted on 09/20/2019 7:55:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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These people are thieves. That’s how they got rich not by being good at business.


12 posted on 09/20/2019 8:03:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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The Kock Brothers less one dead Kock Brothers are wrong a lot.


13 posted on 09/20/2019 8:07:44 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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They are wrong about turning the USA in to North Mexico, too.

As are their minions, Flimsey Grahamnesty, Micro Rubio and the rest of the Bush League Republicans.


14 posted on 09/20/2019 8:25:07 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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Nah! It's a MUSEUM, dude..! Maybe a hospital, or somethin'...

NO:

That is his GD *HOUSE*.

15 posted on 09/20/2019 8:29:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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This is the house of the POOR Brother, Bill Koch:

You think I'm joking, right?

16 posted on 09/20/2019 8:31:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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Well your ‘wasist” either sounds like you’re making fun of gays or the speech impaired :)

Hey, once you get going, it’s EASY to find offense in everything :)


17 posted on 09/20/2019 8:37:32 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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How much is a SHACK in Palm Beach?

A million dollars?

How many acres and how many sq. feet is the Palm Beach mansion of David Koch..?

I'd say that's priced north of $35,000,000.

18 posted on 09/20/2019 8:38:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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Elmer Fudd might find your comments re this offensive...

Everybody is apparently on a hair trigger these days...


19 posted on 09/20/2019 8:42:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: gaijin

No backyard there.


20 posted on 09/20/2019 8:43:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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