Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Passing This Along

No, it’s not from The Onion.  But nowadays it seems like every news story has to come with that disclaimer.

From the Guardian:

A report that Donald Trump is looking to walk away from the World Trade Organisation and instead adopt a United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act, or Fart Act, has been greeted with loud amusement on Twitter.

Axios reported that it had received a leaked early draft of a bill ordered by the president, that would see America take the unlikely step of abandoning WTO rules, allowing Trump to raise tariffs without the consent of Congress.

The bill the existence of which has not been independently confirmed would be a dramatic shift in trade policy with wide-reaching impacts, but it was the name of the proposed bill that caught people’s attention.

Share this with the nearest twelve-year-old.