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Trump: “Tariffs are the greatest.” Also farmers need $12 billion in aid because of tariffs.

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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:12 PM
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Looks like those farmers in Trump country are feeling the pinch. Fortunately Trump is out and about to give a financial helping hand:


The administration reportedly plans to give farmers $12 billion in emergency aid to cope with the fallout from the tariff regime, Politico first reported Tuesday. Farmers have been among those hit hardest under Trump’s protectionist trade agenda, as foreign countries levy tens of billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs largely on the American agricultural industry. China, Mexico, and Canada have responded to the Trump administration’s taxes on imported steel, aluminum, and electronics with taxes on American soybeans, dairy, pork, apples, and potatoes, as well as other US products.

The impact of tariffs on US agriculture is no joke. Prices for agricultural products like soybeans have dropped to a 10-year low since Trump imposed sweeping tariffs on trade and aluminum earlier this year. And farmers across different markets have grown increasingly nervous about how their businesses will fare if the trade war continues.

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Stick it out I guess? Doesn't this kind of defeat the purpose of these tariffs? To bring countries by trade force to negotiate trade deals? Now we're starting to tap into our very own piggybank to deal with the losses as a result of the cost from employing these tariffs. As we enter the 6th month since these tariffs were first put in place, other countries don't appear to have any indication of changing their stances. Canada for example just added another tariff to their list in response to trade war, this time on solar. It seems to be piling up.



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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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Righting the stupid economy mistakes of past admins ain't for sissies. That includes us. Suck it up, buttercup, it pays off in the end.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:23 PM
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That's unfair!

We should give the money to undocumented emigrants instead



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

When does he start nationalizing stuff?



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

How much does all that Gulf / Texas oil actually benefit anybody?

Too bad if Trump does anything about that the CIA will overthrow him like they did Iran in 1953.



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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

You Trump sheep seem to be very comfortable with spending MY money. What about the deficit and debt? That's all I heard for years.

And for what, corporate welfare. Can't give poor kids food and healthcare, but you have no problem making me pay for this and other ridiculous spending, like that BS wall.

Get a go fund me page, and pay for this sh!t yourself.

I'm still waiting for the Obamacare fix. Can't even do that.

What happened to some of you. This is the America you want? After reading posts on this site for a very long time, I simply can't believe it.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite

You do realize Obamacare was the most Fascist legislation that ever happened in the US?




posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:36 PM
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Well, better to give money to American farmers than on funding foreign wars right????



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: The GUT
Righting the stupid economy mistakes of past admins ain't for sissies. That includes us. Suck it up, buttercup, it pays off in the end.


Hey, that's my line!



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: The GUT
Righting the stupid economy mistakes of past admins ain't for sissies. That includes us. Suck it up, buttercup, it pays off in the end.


Except fiscally it doesnt make sense.

The other countries find out we are having to bail out our own farmers just so they can survive, guess what happens?
They wait it out until we dont have the money to do it anymore, then guess what?

The economy is hurt worse than it was, were farther in debt, and the farmers are worse off.

People were pissed when Obama bailed out GM, because we shouldnt be bailing out corporations, but you guys are somehow ok with this? The worst part is this is no fault of the farmers, its due to tariffs our gov has implemented that has hurt them WORSE.

They are gonna wait us out until we cant sustain bailing out our own farmers.
edit on 24-7-2018 by Whatthedoctorordered because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

You're late to the party.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: MiddleInsite

You do realize Obamacare was the most Fascist legislation that ever happened in the US?



The Affordable Shaft Act was fascist, but not the most.

The most fascist legislation would be the National Firearms Act,Gun Control Act, and Brady handgun Prevention Act, and the Social security Act.

It's up there though.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Are those the bare-knuckle merger of State + Corporate Power... centrally mandating corporate services / monthly bills / etc?



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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:51 PM
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Second Thread on the 12 billion, #3 in 1,2,3.....



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
Well, better to give money to American farmers than on funding foreign wars right????


That, sir, is TREASON!!!




posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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So we have out to bail out our farmers a few months after tariffs are set? Yeah right. You all fell for a good article. Farming in the US each year it bailed out. Nothing new. Legislation to correct this has been reviewed and Trump actually had asked for a cut. There is a Farm Bill 2018 to replace the one from 2014 that turned out to be much more expensive than the CBO estimate which was a continuation of the 2008 Act.

As always, he is simply using existing rules. This one has been around since the Depression. It is called the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act.

No new EO's. No new acts...just using what is there.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

The Gun Control laws ensured the public would never be armed as good as the state.

The last one was a outright guarantee them evil corps would get money from old people.

You tell me.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian


The USA is very strong financially. Together, we can level the global-trade playing field, and outlast any other country who doesn't want to play fair.

Those who are not with America, should leave America. No room or desire here for whiners and traitors.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Social Security = Socialist.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Forced taxation.

No choice.

FASCIST!



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