Discussion: Ag Sec: Promised Farmer Bailout Will Not Make Up For Trump's Trade War Damage

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Gaffe: accidentally telling the truth.

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Aren’t the farmers going to need large numbers of illegal immigrants to harvest those crops, pick those fruits, “process” those hogs, etc etc?

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The aid to farmers — also known as a ‘bale-out’

Cute.

It’s still a bribe. To clean up yet another Trumpian unforced error. To keep his voters somewhat happy.

Sad MAGA!

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Between the tariff and the “bale-out” I wonder if farmers are realizing they were played?

Doubtful. The only other option was Clinton and clearly that would have been worse…

Because, reasons.

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“It’s for the 2018 crop. We do not expect to do this over a period of time in non election years.

And there it is!

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MOAR Repugnican re-distribution!

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Some (many) of them don’t, like most of the soy producers and some of the dairymen in Central California who are losing their market in Mexico. But others of them do, and here’s one whose story might resonate with the drumpfbots.

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Shit, just give the farmers some more money. There must be some veterans’ wheelchairs we can hock.

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When China is able to buy soybeans from another country at a lower cost, that market will be gone or seriously smaller. They -farmers- voted for a man who had numerous bankruptcsies including a casino. Banks quit lending him money. This was all known prior to the election. Trump may bankrupt farmers and the rest of the country. Surprise, surprise.

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Something that needs to be explained more frequently is that it isn’t only China and possibly the EU that are players in this game. Mexico is an important customer for our pork and dairy products (30% of CA’s production and CA is the leading dairy state) and they’ve put in tariffs in retaliation for drumpf being a perforated anus. And Canada is also in this game as well.

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Former Agriculture Secretary Perdue says what?

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Hmmmmmm….

Where are all those children lost by ICE anywhoo?

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ETTD!

It is almost sinful dirty fun to sing-song “I Told You So.” at Trumpers.

Some of them are even beginning to realize it is better to admit they were fooled by a conman than to keep on pouring money into that bridge to Queens.

But are enough coming around?

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Ok, so everyone with a brain,a suspicion or the inclination warned him this would be a disaster and the implications are going to be devastating …now what do you want us to do…?

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Yes, yes, and yes.He is trying to screw our largest trading partners not just China. China does steal intellectual property and that needs to be addressed. Tariffs on soybeans is not logical negotiating.Tariffs on aluminum just increases the cost of cars and trucks and other stuff too. It is Trumponomics.

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Naw - those are al slotted to bel sold off during the privatization of the VA.

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Sonny will be walking this back within hours. They always do.

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soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy and hogs … fruits, nuts, rice, legumes, beef, pork and milk

looks like the ingredients for Campaign Trail Mix :tm:

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Where is this money coming from?
• Is Dept of Ag taking the money from other, much needed, programs?
• Did congress pass a bill allotting the money?

Where?

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