Cramer: A Border Tax Would Hurt President Trump's Voters

 | Feb 15, 2017 | 10:40 AM EST
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Does the President want a regressive tax that will hit the people who voted for him squarely in the jaw?

It almost seems like the Republican party is goading him into going for the most regressive tax I can imagine, a border tax. It would crush the ability of a company like Walmart (WMT) or Dollar Tree (DLTR) or Gap (GPS) or J.C. Penney (JCP) to pass on the savings of foreign-made goods -- which is why they use that supply chain in the first place -- to the people who are underemployed or are unemployed and disenfranchised, who became his base in so many states that voted for him.

That's why I think this meeting today is so important. How can he meet with these execs and say no to them? How can he meet with the CEO of Target (TGT) , which provides luxury for less to the people who most need it, with the sop being a potentially strong dollar, which will only serve to drive more business out of the United States, or cause more plants to be built overseas?

It defies the logic of this president. Which is why I think these stocks have not gotten hammered.

Remember that the pincer moves of the Republican fiscal conservatives and Growth Seeker portfolio name Amazon (AMZN) make this group a very tough own. Not impossible, given that it's become very cheap to the market, but at the same time not something you want to stake your quarter on.

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