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Trump's taxpayer-funded handout to farmers

By gsr following x   2018 Jul 24, 3:53pm 2,605 views   25 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Well, we have a "National Socialist" as a president, so it is expected.

CABBAGE WITH BAGGAGE
*Drumpf wants to bail out US farmers to save them from his own trade war*

Donald Drumpf is preparing a $12-billion financial aid package geared at reducing the damage his own trade policies are inflicting on American farmers. Details of the plan are scant, but the package is expected to be rolled out in September.

In a call with reporters, the US Department of Agriculture said the money will be distributed to farmers based on calculations of how much damage they endured from retaliatory tariffs imposed on the US. The money is expected to be allocated to three different areas: directly to hog producers and to farmers who grow soy, sorghum, wheat, and cotton; to purchasers and distributors of fruits, nuts, rices, and legumes that supply American food banks and other nutrition programs; and for a trade promotion package in which commodity producers can apply for money for new advertising and marketing.

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https://qz.com/1335412/donald-trump-wants-to-bail-out-us-farmers-to-save-them-from-his-trade-wars/
1   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 24, 4:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Saving us farming from Chinese communist assault. I approve.

Are we secure as a nation if China can squeeze us any moment because liberal policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?
2   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 24, 4:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Short memory on bad trade deals under Clinton?

Aphroman says
FortWayne says
Saving us farming from Chinese communist assault. I approve.

Are we secure as a nation if China can squeeze us any moment because liberal policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?


What liberals policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?

I bet you can’t provide any evidence
3   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 24, 4:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Short memory on bad trade deals under Clinton?

Aphroman says
FortWayne says
Saving us farming from Chinese communist assault. I approve.

Are we secure as a nation if China can squeeze us any moment because liberal policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?


What liberals policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?

I bet you can’t provide any evidence
4   HowdyThere   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 5:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
Saving us farming from Chinese communist assault. I approve.


So why does US farming need saving? Are the Chinese farmers that much more efficient? Or is there some inherent advantage of Communism that needs explaining? In case you're unaware, one of the tenets of Capitalism is competition, where weaker producers fail. Protecting the weak is very un-Capitalistic. Does this financial package prove Trump is a Socialist? (I think I'm getting the hang of hyperbole that is so popular right now.)
5   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 24, 6:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HowdyThere says
Are the Chinese farmers that much more efficient? Or is there some inherent advantage of Communism that needs explaining?


Currency manipulation by China, and Chinese subsidies. It's not a level playing field. China has been fucking us over for years, but liberals were ok with it because trade deals gave them cheap ass labor overseas to manufacture stupid shit to sell to America. Well, that ride is over, it's time for America to start winning bigly!
6   HowdyThere   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 6:56pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's clear that US farmers need a safe space under Trump's skirt, protected from the reality of the real world. China, Canada, Europe and everybody else is out to get them as Trump has clearly identified. It's time to reject Capitalism and start winning bigly! If it works for Socialist China, it will work for Socialist US.
7   gsr   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 8:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says

It’s funny to see how quick Republicans bail on all of their “principles”. Like how private sector knows best and government shouldn’t be meddling. About as hollow as their claims of being true Patriots, and supporting Freedom and States Rights. Lol what a bunch of spineless phonies Conservatives are. If they didn’t have their lies they’d have nothing at all


This is sadly true.
8   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 24, 9:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says
Aphroman says

It’s funny to see how quick Republicans bail on all of their “principles”. Like how private sector knows best and government shouldn’t be meddling. About as hollow as their claims of being true Patriots, and supporting Freedom and States Rights. Lol what a bunch of spineless phonies Conservatives are. If they didn’t have their lies they’d have nothing at all


This is sadly true.


So you two are saying that we should not protect Americans from evil communist countries attacking our interests? Got it, go kiss Chinas Chairmans asses you commies.
9   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 24, 9:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not a fan of too much government intervention, but many conservatives are not small gov conservatives and Trump is not a Libertarian though he borrows quite a few elements from it (peace/isolationism, states rights etc.), he borrows elements from every angle, the left, the right and the center. That was clear from the beginning. This is likely a smart move to get and/or keep voters in the heartland even though I don't particularly like it. We have many different views here amongst those that - overall - support Trump (or at least thing he is the lesser evil. At least he's spending the money domestically, which is much better than anything the left has to show for. If they get their act together they could score points on boondoggles like this, but certainly not in their current state where they clearly hate their country and want to sell it out. People will be looking at it like this, option a) is domestic preference for certain groups (farmers) and option b) open borders/ice abolished, high crime, low wages and all the money spent on non-citizens instead. They will stick with Trump until the left has a viable alternative.
10   gsr   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 9:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
peace/isolationism, states rights etc.)


Really?? Peace, state's rights??
11   gsr   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 9:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I thought trade wars are easy to win?
12   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 24, 9:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says
mell says
peace/isolationism, states rights etc.)


Really?? Peace, state's rights??


Absolutely internationally he has had much more success wrt peace talks and denuclearization than anyone before since Reagan. I mean NK is denuclearizing and started peace talks with SK! Russian-US relationship which needed betterment desperately is finally getting better and Syria is not being bombed 24/7 anymore. Huge successes. States rights is more of a mixed bag but overall he gives more weight to states rights. Yes, there are rumors around revoking the CA pollution regulation but nothing has happened yet. Also you need to consider that CA basically has gone rogue and has been deliberately breaking important federal laws that were never states rights laws and could not function without being enforced federally, such as immigration/ICE. The sanctuary crap has gone way too far so I would expect some more battles and retaliations wrt CA.
13   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 24, 9:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says
I thought trade wars are easy to win?


Some are, others aren't. I'm not on board with everything he does, I'd like to see Rand Paul in the office but I also know that due to the current climate that is close to impossible. The rabid left has smeared, shouted and shot down any diplomatic Libertarian and cucked mainstream Republican viciously. Trump is the counter-balance to the rabid unhinged left, more of a symptom.
14   gsr   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 10:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
The rabid left has smeared, shouted and shot down any diplomatic Libertarian and cucked mainstream Republican viciously. Drumpf is the counter-balance to the rabid unhinged left, more of a symptom.


So fighting the so-called left with left? Obviously, that "far left" will win next time, given the way it is going. Everything Trump does wrong will be blamed on the free market and capitalism eventually, even when it isn't the free market that encourages tariffs, hand-outs or trade-wars. This is another Hervert Hoover in the making.
15   gsr   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 24, 10:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
Absolutely internationally he has had much more success wrt peace talks and denuclearization than anyone before since Reagan. I mean NK is denuclearizing and started peace talks with SK! Russian-US relationship which needed betterment desperately is finally getting better and Syria is not being bombed 24/7 anymore.


Did you happen to miss the "Iran" tweet? Well, Iran just needs to invite Trump and provide him with a few Iranian hookers. That will seal the deal for them.
So far as North Korea is concerned, it sure sounds like "Mission accomplished" after the Iraq war.
16   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 24, 10:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says
mell says
The rabid left has smeared, shouted and shot down any diplomatic Libertarian and cucked mainstream Republican viciously. Drumpf is the counter-balance to the rabid unhinged left, more of a symptom.


So fighting the so-called left with left? Obviously, that "far left" will win next time, given the way it is going. Everything Trump does wrong will be blamed on the free market and capitalism eventually, even when it isn't the free market that encourages tariffs, hand-outs or trade-wars. This is another Hervert Hoover in the making.


Doubt it, I think it will be a positive realignment after the china has been broken by Elephant Trump. On Trump's side there is similar resolution, but he does not stoop to the level of the leftoids, he just holds a mirror in front of them for everyone to see.

gsr says
mell says
Absolutely internationally he has had much more success wrt peace talks and denuclearization than anyone before since Reagan. I mean NK is denuclearizing and started peace talks with SK! Russian-US relationship which needed betterment desperately is finally getting better and Syria is not being bombed 24/7 anymore.


Did you happen to miss the "Iran" tweet? Well, Iran just needs to invite Trump and provide him with a few Iranian hookers. That will seal the deal for them.
So far as North Korea is concerned, it sure sounds like "Mission accomplished" after the Iraq war.


This is IMO part of the issue. This is again all about the "words" and feelz of the words. He never threatened unilateral action despite his strong wording and he always says he believes negotiations are possible and could/will be fruitful and in the end both save their face. This is very different from Boosh invading a country and waging war til the end on faulty intelligence and "nation-building" delusions. The war in Iraq left too many dead and put people back in power worse than Saddam, in NK the situation can lamost only get better and no shot has been fired.
17   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 24, 10:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

But let's wait and see, I think these are intermittent positive assessments, maybe every year or so it's useful to reflect on how the nation has been doing. Don't forget the raging economy. Can't see much weakness so far.
18   bob2356   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 25, 7:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says
Trump's taxpayer-funded handout to farmers


The word additional is missing. The sentence should read Trumps additional taxpayer-funded handout to farm corporations.

How about we start welfare reform with the department of agriculture?
19   bob2356   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 25, 7:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
Are we secure as a nation if China can squeeze us any moment because liberal policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?


Damn right. Enough of that liberal shit. That liberal policy of MFN sent by that liberal republican congress to be signed by liberal George W Bush was sure a liberal dream come true.

Did I get the word liberal in enough times? Iif you just keep repeating it enough then it becomes true.
20   bob2356   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 25, 7:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
I mean NK is denuclearizing


What exactly do you mean by the word '"is". What has been dunuced to date?
21   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 25, 7:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Liberals want to kill farmers. They want to get rid of military. Send all jobs overseas. While replacing Americans with cheap illegal labor. Fuck that

bob2356 says
FortWayne says
Are we secure as a nation if China can squeeze us any moment because liberal policies ran all important stuff to be made overseas?


Damn right. Enough of that liberal shit. That liberal policy of MFN sent by that liberal republican congress to be signed by liberal George W Bush was sure a liberal dream come true.

Did I get the word liberal in enough times? Iif you just keep repeating it enough then it becomes true.
22   gsr   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 25, 8:03am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says

So you two are saying that we should not protect Americans from evil communist countries attacking our interests? Got it, go kiss Chinas Chairmans asses you commies.


Do you even know what a "commie" means? The stupidity is staggering.
23   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 25, 8:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Do you?
Talk about staggering stupidity...

gsr says
FortWayne says

So you two are saying that we should not protect Americans from evil communist countries attacking our interests? Got it, go kiss Chinas Chairmans asses you commies.


Do you even know what a "commie" means? The stupidity is staggering.
24   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Jul 25, 8:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says
Everything Trump does wrong will be blamed on the free market and capitalism eventually, even when it isn't the free market that encourages tariffs, hand-outs or trade-wars. This is another Hervert Hoover in the making.


Global Trade War: US Wins, Everyone Else Loses

Then there's a third part of the problem which is that big business and big government in the US have both colluded with the media to sell the spin that any correction of this problem over the last 30 years would lead to instant catastrophe for US economy.

But at the same time do not believe for a second that trade wars cannot be "won." They can be and they are being, right now. The EU is screaming because they know good and damn well that the claims of "everyone loses" was and is a lie, and they're scared **less by the fact that we haven't seen the market go to hell as everyone predicted would happen.

Instead the EU auto manufacturers know that they either have to drop their tariffs and restrictions on American cars or lose a good part of their export market here in the US. They want both the advantage here and there..... just like the Chinese want to steal all our intellectual property and sell our corporations slave labor, and call this 'free trade'.

It's not -- its theft and fraud, and anything that threatens their gravy train is thus "bad" from their point of view.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?blog=Market-Ticker
25   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 25, 8:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says
mell says
I mean NK is denuclearizing


What exactly do you mean by the word '"is". What has been dunuced to date?


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-23/new-satellite-imagery-reveals-north-korea-dismantling-key-nuclear-facilities

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