Consumer Choice Radio EP42: Fmr Gov. Mark Sanford on Debt, Deficits, and Donald Trump

Consumer Choice Radio, hosted by Yaël Ossowski (@YaelOss) & David Clement (@ClementLiberty). INTERVIEW: Mark Sanford (@MarkSanford) – Executive Director of Americans for Debt and Deficit Reduction, Former Governor of South Carolina, Former U.S. Rep. (SC-1). afddr.org TOPICS 00:00 – Intro 01:09 – Life after politics, reflections 2:00 – The founding of Americans for Debt and Deficit Reduction 3:31 – Running for President in 2020 to push reduce the debt 3:50 – The Consequences of Debt: History from Weimar Germany and Beyond 07:16 – Trump, the GOP, and Why Deficits Didn’t Matter For Them 09:48 – The importance of federalism and […]

How the Carolinas could suffer from Trump’s tariffs

In the last election and on the global stage, President Donald Trump talked tough on trade. It’s us versus them and we’re losing, he says. Put simply, he views the current trade deficit, when we import more from a country than we export to it, as detrimental to American jobs. Since January, that trade deficit is $264.4 billion. Our biggest trading partners, China, Canada, Mexico, and Japan have been able to sell more to us than we’ve sold to them, and that has left us worse off, says Trump. Tariffs, taxes placed on specific products that enter our country, will […]