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Farmers Hit Back as USDA Chief Sonny Perdue Mocks Those Harmed by Trump Trade War as 'Whiners'

"He doesn't understand what farmers are dealing with, and he's the head of the Department of Agriculture. He's supposed to be working for farmers."

Farmers facing record bankruptcy and collapsing incomes due to President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China were not amused by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's joke about their economic pain during an event in Minnesota last week.

"I had a farmer tell me this in Pennsylvania," Perdue told an audience of thousands of farmers gathered in a barn near Morgan, Minnesota. "What do you call two farmers in a basement? A whine cellar."

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How many times do they have to be bailed out?

How many times do they need to be subsidized?

Did they think that Trump taking on China was going to be painless?

 

Maybe they should have planted something besides soybeans.

 

Was it in poor taste?......................Probably.

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46 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

How many times do they have to be bailed out?

How many times do they need to be subsidized?

Did they think that Trump taking on China was going to be painless?

 

Maybe they should have planted something besides soybeans.

 

Was it in poor taste?......................Probably.

"Did they think that Trump taking on China was going to be painless?"  bankruptcy is far from pain, sad stuff.

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53 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

How many times do they have to be bailed out?

How many times do they need to be subsidized?

Did they think that Trump taking on China was going to be painless?

 

Maybe they should have planted something besides soybeans.

 

Was it in poor taste?......................Probably.

It was in poor taste. The US government has created the farmer welfare state, so you can’t blame them for being threatened by change

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1 hour ago, Gotcow? said:

How many times do they have to be bailed out?

How many times do they need to be subsidized?

They think it will go on forever. They plan their entire lives around it the way people lan their lives around a pension. 

 

What de gubbemint gibbeth, de gubbemint can taketh away. Better spend more on lobbying efforts. 

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Just now, saltydawg said:

 The US government has created the farmer welfare state, so you can’t blame them for being threatened by change

Too bad more people do not understand this.

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57 mins ago, codfish said:

"Did they think that Trump taking on China was going to be painless?"  bankruptcy is far from pain, sad stuff.

I declared bankruptcy 35 years ago. Real estate bust. It was a drag, but it wasn't that bad.

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BTW- when you go bankrupt it's the world's way of telling you you're doing it wrong. Same for me, same for the farmers.

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There's a much deeper irony here.  Farmers are generally not aligned with the Va Jay Jay hat wearing crowd.  They  voted for MAGA, they got MAGA.

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