Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
Nope...GM must keep their prices comparable to market prices to compete. Surely you're not that slow.
Here learn something from The Capitalist:
It would seem President Trump has a solution to his funding problem for the wall. Trump’s answer, as it seems to be with any country who doesn’t immediately agree with him, is to suggest a Mexico tariff. But that may not be such a good idea – especially with our neighbor to the south. And who really gets stuck paying for the wall if he does?
Why Should Trump Hesitate to Put a Tariff on Mexican Imports?
Donald Trump can’t just approach everything with the threat of a tariff. Especially as a source of funding. Mexico is a major trade partner for the U.S. In fact, Mexico is America’s third largest supplier of imported goods. Last year, that trade totalled to the U.S. importing $295 billion in goods from Mexico. Yes, a 20 percent tariff would generate an additional $59 billion for the country. The only problem there? That cost doesn’t go to Mexico, but gets passed onto the American consumer.
Mexico’s major import categories include vehicles, electrical machinery, fuel, and medical instruments. On top of that, Mexico is our second largest supplier of agriculture, including fresh fruits and vegetables. A tariff could make a lot of these imports unaffordable to many Americans, leaving the country worse off than before, and still having to pay for its own wall.