Obama repeatedly proposed measures to punish offshoring companies and reward domestic producers. None of them were as far-reaching or punitive as President-elect Donald Trump's threat to slap a 35 percent tariff on goods imported from “any business that leaves our country for another country.”
But Republicans have been more receptive to Trump's efforts to prevent offshoring than they were to Obama's....
Two things are going on here.
One is partisanship — Trump's a Republican, and so Republicans are naturally more inclined to support his proposals than Obama's.
The bigger issue is broad policy hopes. Read More
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