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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:37 PM

Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

Source: Associated Press


Steve Karnowski, Associated Press Updated 4:59 pm CST, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ó President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators concluded in a report released Tuesday.

The report, one of the sharpest congressional critiques yet of the Market Facilitation Program, said five southern states receive the highest average payments per acre under the program ó Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas. The analysis by Democratic committee staffers concluded that farmers in the Midwest and Northern Plains have been hurt the most.

It also asserted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has done nothing to target the assistance to vulnerable small, medium and beginning farmers. Instead, it said the agency doubled the payment limits, directing even more money to large, wealthy farming partnerships.

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the program also lacks any plan for rebuilding or replacing the markets that farmers have lost since they became caught up in the trade war last year. She leveled the charges in a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that accompanied the 12-page report.


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Top-Democrat-assails-Trump-s-16B-trade-bailout-14828947.php

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Reply Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 12 OP
LakeArenal Nov 12 #1
Tiggeroshii Nov 12 #2
0rganism Nov 12 #4
Miguelito Loveless Nov 12 #8
dem4decades Nov 12 #9
Miguelito Loveless Nov 12 #10
PennyK Nov 12 #3
cstanleytech Nov 12 #7
keithbvadu2 Nov 12 #5
paleotn Nov 12 #6
dhill926 Nov 13 #11
roamer65 Nov 14 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:44 PM

1. Yea. And yet the farmers in WI like the trumper

And still openly hate Hillary Clinton.

Still Hillary for Prison signs and t-shirts around. Love concealed carry too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

2. He screwed them so they hate him. Now he is bribing them for their vote.

They need to call this what it is: a bribe.

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:05 PM

4. bribery: it's what he does best

some have called his bribery "perfect", or at least "the best bribes i've ever seen!"

many people are saying big strong men run to him with tears streaming down their faces, crying "Sir, please honor us with another of your magnificent bribes!"

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:42 PM

8. Lot of farmers in my extended families

and while they are mad at Trump, they claim to have no choice but to vote for him because:

Gays
Blacks
Mexicans
Feminazis
Radical environmentalists
Gun grabbers
Jews
Democratic child slavers

Etc.

Dems should just refuse to fund the bailout, farmers will never vote for them.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:04 PM

9. Why do farmers hate Mexicans? They do all the work.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:36 PM

10. Yeah, I bring that up on occasion

How can they be lazy, yet take all our jobs. They also are mad because they canít find people to pick their crops.

Their harm is self-inflicted, but canít, wonít see it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:02 PM

3. They could play this against us

Saying Dems hate farmers and that they don't want to help them.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:10 PM

7. Easy counter is to pass new aid to only the smaller farmers and make it so

he cannot divert excess money to states he is trying to win for the next election.
If Moscow Mitch refuses to bring it to a vote he screws the Republicans and Trump and if Trump vetoes it then he screws the Republicans and himself.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:07 PM

5. Something you won't hear from a Trump-country farmer: Rejecting Donald's socialism.

Something you won't hear from a Trump-country farmer:
Rejecting Donald's socialism.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:08 PM

6. Socialism! Socialism!

Oh...wait.

Yes, your northern and western tax dollars are going into the pockets of some white, dough boy in Mississippi named Cletus. You see, Cletus needs a new pickup and we're all gonna have to chip in thanks to IQ45.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 11:16 AM

11. so...he's helping states that will vote for him anyway...

and hurting swing states? Not exactly a genius move from the asshole...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:55 AM

12. Block it...kill it.

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