>One problem is that a huge number of US citizens do not understand that THEY (and US manufacturing, etc.) are the ones paying the tariffs.
"THEY" are the only ones who pay tax in any scenario.
As someone said, "The government doesn't have money of its own, it only has your money."
The real question is, "Who is affected and how?"
My personal thought is that being large enough to become a multinational should not allow you to gain either short or long-term tax benefits relative to domestic companies.