As the deadline to raise the U-S debt ceiling approaches, Missouri U-S Senator Josh Hawley wants to include placing higher tariffs on Chinese imports as part of the negotiations.
He’s sponsoring a bill that would do so:
Hawley says: “If they want my support on a debt ceiling increase, they’re gonna have to do something serious about one of the biggest drivers of our deficit and the biggest drivers, frankly, of our loss of jobs in this country – and that’s China. We need to put tariffs on China until our trade deficit with them is zero.”
Hawley says China is cheating on trade, and he accuses the Communist government in Beijing of stealing 4 million jobs from the U-S over the past 20 years.
The U-S House has passed a bill that would raise the debt ceiling by 1-point-5 trillion dollars for one year, in exchange for 4-point-8 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years.
Democrats want the debt ceiling raised without any spending cuts.