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Sun May 26, 2019, 08:15 PM

KY Farmers hurt by Trump's trade wars afraid to speak up for fear of backlash!

Courier Journal: Kentucky farmers hurt by Trump's trade wars won't speak up ó they fear GOP backlash:

The Republican administration has once again increased tariffs on China. Meanwhile, farmers across the commonwealth continue to struggle from trade deficits inspired by the first round of disputes. Caught in the Republican partyís political crosshairs, farmers are stuck in an environment that has cultivated fear for anyone who dares to speak against the mighty GOP.

My name is Jim Pat Wilson, and I have a lot less to lose than some of my farming friends and I want to speak up for those who fear they will be retaliated against.



As a third-generation farmer in New Concord, Kentucky, I raised dairy cows and grew tobacco from 1969 until my retirement in 2016. Farming has changed, friends. The small farmer is a dying breed while the large corporate farms continue to feed on information campaigns of fear and folly.

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Why arenít we hearing more concern? Because the current administration has made it impossible for farmers to criticize without retaliation from Republican landowners.

A farmer who wrote an opinion piece early last year in response to farmersí incomes dropping more than 50% since 2013 and highlighted the increase in farmer suicides due to status-quo policies, lost 300 acres of sharecropped land because word got out that he was a Democrat.

Read the whole story here: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2019/05/24/donald-trump-trade-wars-hurt-kentucky-farmers-who-fear-retaliation-republican-party/1222909001/

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Reply KY Farmers hurt by Trump's trade wars afraid to speak up for fear of backlash! (Original post)
LongTomH May 26 OP
TreasonousBastard May 26 #1
no_hypocrisy May 26 #2
Takket May 26 #3
onecaliberal May 26 #4
Duppers May 27 #6
a kennedy May 26 #5

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:19 PM

1. They can still vote, can't they?

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:20 PM

2. And fear from republican bankers who control their loans.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:22 PM

3. voting is anonymous. Save yourself and your farm in the booth.

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Response to Takket (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:12 PM

4. Took the words out of my mouth.

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Response to Takket (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 03:30 PM

6. Exactly! Thank you!

That was my first thought. Vote the f'n turtle man out. And that Looney Tunes libertarian out of there too.

Vote for Amy McGrath.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:25 PM

5. and this in Wisconsin......lifelong dairy farmer sells his herd....

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