Here’s an open letter that I wrote (and posted here at Cafe Hayek) to Donald Trump in February 2011. The questions I ask in this letter remain relevant and as yet unanswered:
Open Letter to Donald Trump
11 February 2011
Mr. Donald Trump
New York, NY
Dear Mr. Trump:
Congratulations on your successful talk at the recent CPAC gathering. Please, though, indulge me as I ask you a few questions.
You promise that, as U.S. President, you won’t raise taxes. But you also promise to obstruct trade between Americans and the Chinese, presumably by raising tariffs. Because tariffs are simply taxes on imports, you can’t avoid raising taxes if you raise tariffs. So will you or will you not raise taxes?