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Steel and Aluminum? Let's Talk About Gold
How Fiat Money Hurts My West Virginia Constituents
By U.S. Rep. Alex X. Mooney
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 25, 2018
I believe in free trade, but I still understand why President Trump is imposing tariffs on steel, aluminum and a range of Chinese products. America's industrial workers have suffered for a long time, and Mr. Trump is fighting to create middle-class jobs.
Achieving that will take more than righting the last administration's wrongs on taxes and regulation, a task already well under way. Blue-collar prosperity was eroded along with American manufacturing. From 2000-10, U.S. manufacturing employment shrank by a third after holding steady for 30 years.