Sean Hannity cuts ad opposing potential trade tariffs on imported solar panels
“It’s a classic example of valuing the producer over the consumer,” Clark Packard, a policy analyst at free market group R Street, told The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier this month about a tariff’s basic structure. When prices increase, he noted, the consumer and smaller companies who rely on cheap products for business are the ones who get hammered.
“Sure, Suniva and SolarWorld, the two petitioners, and their employees may benefit from import restrictions, but other solar companies who use imported solar cells would face higher costs, layoffs, etc. and then consumers of solar products who would see prices spike,” he added.