29 Sep In Trump’s World, Every Step You Take Could Cost More
Marina Carpenter had just purchased Chinese-made shoes at a Payless ShoeSource in this city northeast of Atlanta when she pondered what would happen if the coming presidential election led to a a double-digit price increase.
Like many Americans, she doesn’t have lots of extra income and said she’d be forced to cut back if shoes and other imported goods suddenly cost 15 percent more.
“I’m sure everybody would have to cut back,” she said.
Call it the Trump effect.
He’s promising to slap steep trade penalties on goods made in China and Mexico , a move he says would force manufacturers to move factories back to the United States, create a lot of jobs and help middle-class Americans.