Bush Got Tough by Raising Steel Tariffs
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Bruce Bartlett's March 3 Commentary column, "On a slippery tariff slope," failed to address key points in the debate over the imposition of tariffs on steel imports. Mr. Bartlett says nothing about the violation of American trade laws by many of the nations facing increased tariffs. He attacks the president's decision from a political perspective, calling it the "greatest mistake of his presidency," and does not discuss the real issues.
First, the International Trade Commission (ITC) conducted an exhaustive investigation to determine if unfairly traded steel imports caused injury to the domestic steel industry. The commissioners' vote was …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Bush Got Tough by Raising Steel Tariffs. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 14, 2002. Page number: A16. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.