In case you had any doubt, here’s proof that protectionism is silly.
The first thing Ford does after it imports brand-new Transit Connect vans from Turkey: Rip out and shred the passenger seats.
This wasteful act can be blamed on the “chicken tax.”
Europe imposed a trade tariff 46 years ago on chicken imported from the U.S. In revenge, President Johnson imposed a tax on foreign-made commercial trucks and vans. And now, all these years later, Ford is being punished for some silly spat.
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