Trump is telling the agricultural community that he’s authorizing the Department of Agriculture to release $12 billion in emergency funds to make up for the losses caused by the tariffs he’s imposed on countries that import our agricultural products.
In other words, the arsonist is showing up in time to help the firefighters put out the blaze that he started.
And I’m sure that all the hard-core conservatives in Congress who believe that government hand-outs are the worst thing in the world and a slippery slope to socialism and state-run collectivism will rise up as one and proclaim that the free market is the American way and if the farmers can’t cut it, well, that’s a tough row to hoe. Yeah, right. It’ll be interesting to see how many of them who support this bail-out were totally against President Obama’s help to the automobile industry.
This is a $12 billion solution to a political problem. The tariffs are hitting the people who who voted for Trump in the first place and he’s out to protect not them but himself. After all, as we’ve seen — and heard on tape — Trump is always willing to pay someone off to get himself out of a mess that he caused.