I do not pretend to be any kind of expert when it comes to economics. I actually use the services of a financial counselor to navigate through my retirement spending and budget.

However if, as Donald Trump has stated on multiple occasions, China will pay for tariffs instead of American consumers or businesses, why is he delaying implementation until after the prime Christmas shopping season? Is this just another of his half-baked ideas or is there some actual merit?

I'm thinking maybe I know just as much or more than he does about our economy, but I have no power to jerk this country around for political and personal gain.

Jan Bowyer, Salt Lake City