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Mr. McKinlay has had some good excellent suggestions for a national health plan as a stimulus. Medicaid might also be an avenue for such a plan. As to keeping jobs and industries in the US, tariffs are designed for that purpose. While they may provide some revenue, the main purpose of tariffs is to develop industries and jobs within a country. There is no broad development within a country without tariffs. There are no lower-middle-class workers as consumers without tariffs. There is no growing internal market without tariffs.