Congress and President Trump should use 2020 to craft more sane policies on trade, immigration, and the budget.
by Veronique de Rugy
Mark Twain once wrote “New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion.” I love this quote, which is unfortunately all too accurate. Yet, I can’t help but hope that as this new year begins, some in Congress and in the administration might find it worthwhile to follow a few resolutions that I offer below.
Resolution No. 1: Don’t apply new tariffs
Last year’s trade policy was chaotic. This was largely a result of President Donald Trump’s random announcements, often on Twitter, that he’d apply tariffs on goods coming into the country.