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Mon May 14, 2018, 09:20 AM

Republican is losing her business because of Trump, begs him to grant HER an exception

I am a business owner, a proud Republican, and a voter who supports President Donald Trump's campaign to level U.S. trade imbalances.

I am also angry, frustrated and a little scared, because the unintended consequences of the president's $50 billion tariffs on China would cripple my business in Auburn Hills and strip my 50 employees of their good-paying jobs.

This is crazy.

My company, Lucerne International, makes cast, stamped and forged components and assemblies for the automotive and heavy truck industries. Our largest contract is for the Jeep Wrangler. As one of the world's only companies producing Class-A forgings, we make the door, hood, windshield and tailgate hinges that sit outside Wranglers like polished jewels.

It starts overseas — we have seven plants in Asia, where the hinges are manufactured. They are shipped to the Lucerne plant outside Detroit, inspected, repackaged and sent to another auto supplier for assembly before being shipped to Toledo for installation on the vehicle.

For some strange and destructive reasons, the proposed Trump tariffs include an obscure provision calling for a 25 percent tax on "iron or steel, aluminum, or zinc hinges and base metal parts … designed for motor vehicles."

For the life of me, I can't figure out why my certified woman-owned company in the heart of Trump country is being targeted.

I'm angry and scared.

Scared that my president is about to make a terrible mistake.

Grant us an exclusion, Mr. President. Give us time to finish our work and bring manufacturing back to Michigan.

Does he know that my little company in my little corner of Michigan would lose 90 percent of its business overnight? Does he understand that a 25 percent tax on the components Lucerne uses would evaporate my profit margins? That it would shut us down?

I don't think he does. Because I know my president cares — and I've got to believe he will change his mind, grant sensible exclusions, and help companies like Lucerne make America great again.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180513/blog200/660491/how-my-presidents-tariffs-would-cripple-my-company

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Reply Republican is losing her business because of Trump, begs him to grant HER an exception (Original post)
LavenderGirl May 2018 OP
MumblyPeg May 2018 #1
Valishin May 2018 #2
Ruby May 2018 #3
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LavenderGirl Aug 2018 #5

Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:25 AM

1. yup, this is what happens when you adopt tax-happy dimocrat policy... bad things

result for consumers and business alike

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:27 AM

2. She can move

her manufacturing state side and not pay the tariff.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:43 AM

3. Poor thing.

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:17 AM

4. "we have seven plants in Asia"

Boo Hoo

Move them then and bring the jobs back to the United States

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Response to LavenderGirl (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 06:44 PM

5. ..

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