One of the many promises president-elect Donald Trump made during his run to the White House was to keep more jobs in America. Now that he has been elected, it appears that he is serious about this promise. Trump recently made it very clear, in no uncertain terms, that companies that try to shift jobs or business operations overseas and then bring that money back here by selling their products in the U.S., without consequences, have another thing coming.
Trump warned businesses that following such a plan would earn them a 35 percent tax if they try to sell their products in America. There is good news though, as Trump has said he plans to significantly reduce regulations and taxes on corporations, which is designed to encourage companies to keep their employees and operations stateside instead of moving them overseas to more tax-friendly locations.
In several posts on Twitter, Trump stated: “The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies.”
Trump hopes his stern warning will be enough to deter businesses from manufacturing so many product outside of the U.S. and thus produce more jobs for Americans.