Trump tariffs hurting farmers, and GOP could pay a price in midterms

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Trump tariffs hurting farmers, and GOP could pay a price in midterms
By Sher Watts Spooner

"You get what you vote for."
"Farmers in rural America overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Figures from Pew Research show that 62 percent of voters in small towns and rural areas—men and women both—voted for Trump."
"And now those farmers are seeing the results of those votes as the trade war over Trump’s tariffs—and China’s retaliatory tariffs on many American goods and crops—are resulting in lower prices for American farmers."
"The crop taking the biggest hit seems to be soybeans, but the damage is not limited to soybean farmers. Prices for all agricultural exports fell 5.3 percent in July, according to an August 14 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the biggest drop since 2011. On July 6, China started to impose 25 percent tariffs on a variety of American agricultural products. Soybean farmers, dairy farmers, and fishermen seem to be especially hard hit."
“As ye sow, so shall ye reap” (Galatians 6:7). More than anyone else, farmers know all about sowing and reaping. Only in this case, what farmers got for sowing their Trump votes has turned out to be crops that are losing their markets. Their reaping isn’t exactly paying off."








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It's called the Law of Cause and Effect or as some call it "Quick Karma." Farmers thought that voting for Trump was the miraculous panacea to their ills but it has turned out to be their worst ills caused by Trump and his tariffs.
 
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But, but, but, Trump is gonna GIVE THEM $12 billion in WELFARE, by seizing that from OTHER American taxpayers! There's gonna be a little redistribution of income here! Farmers just gotta wait their TURN! Tell 'em to be PATIENT! Trump's gonna get 'em some MONEY!
 
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Its called a war for a reason.

There will be casualties.

What's important is if we are overall increasing performance or not.


According to all the economists we are generally going better.
 
Dec 2015
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But, but, but, Trump is gonna GIVE THEM $12 billion in WELFARE, by seizing that from OTHER American taxpayers! There's gonna be a little redistribution of income here! Farmers just gotta wait their TURN! Tell 'em to be PATIENT! Trump's gonna get 'em some MONEY!
Ah yes, and the naive American public falls for those Trump schemes every time never realizing that it is they who are actually going to be paying for it.
 
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Jan 2016
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Its called a war for a reason.

There will be casualties.

What's important is if we are overall increasing performance or not.


According to all the economists we are generally going better.
The trade deficit, which is what Trump claimed he was going to 'fix' with these tariffs, is getting LARGER, not smaller.
 
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