Tuesday June 5, 2018
Proposed legislation won't solve problem affecting publishers
It doesn't take much effort to see through the fallacy of the PRINT Act co-sponsored by Sen Pat Toomey. ("Casey, unions oppose, Toomey backs tariff-review bill," Reading Eagle, May 31).
As proposed, the legislation would require the Department of Commerce to study the economic health of the publishing industry. President Donald Trump would be required to review the study. Regardless of the findings, Trump would certify that a tax on imported newsprint is in the best interest of the country. He'd be a fool not to fabricate one more lie.
Trump can't directly shut down the newspapers of this nation, but he can make it extremely costly for newspapers to obtain paper. This is his end-run opportunity to stymie all those publishers of "fake news." And his lackeys in Congress will set it all up for the future "president for life." Talk about collusion.
Trump using tariff to attack newspapers