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Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:57 PM

First Cabinet Member to Buck Trumpski's Shutdown

courtesy of the Daily Kos

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/14/1826158/-Agriculture-Secretary-first-Cabinet-member-to-break-with-Trump-saying-shutdown-needs-to-end

Thought this was interesting: Sonny Perdue Agriculture Secretary, has told Fox Business that the Shutdown needs to end. A quote taken from Axios puts a point on the matter:

The Farm Service Agency has run out of funding, which has forced Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with the Office of Management and Budget to try getting farmers loans. Subsidies set aside for farmers hit by President Trump's tariffs have been suspended during the shutdown.

https://www.axios.com/trumps-agriculture-secretary-shutdown-end-2f9970e6-aed0-4299-8956-9c21cee5774d.html

As an aside, I was reading just this weekend of the disaster for soybean farmers who have in the past enjoyed export markets in China. Now the price to plant is higher than they're were offered for the harvest, most of which is rotting.

So much winning!

One wonders if Perdue is the first domino.

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Reply First Cabinet Member to Buck Trumpski's Shutdown (Original post)
peggysue2 Jan 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #1
peggysue2 Jan 2019 #3
Cha Jan 2019 #2
peggysue2 Jan 2019 #4
Cha Jan 2019 #12
Pope George Ringo II Jan 2019 #5
MyOwnPeace Jan 2019 #6
peggysue2 Jan 2019 #8
Pope George Ringo II Jan 2019 #9
fierywoman Jan 2019 #7
peggysue2 Jan 2019 #10
Mr. Ected Jan 2019 #11
elmac Jan 2019 #13
Honeycombe8 Jan 2019 #16
Mr.Bill Jan 2019 #14
gibraltar72 Jan 2019 #15

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:06 PM

1. I have to give Perdue some credit for at least not actively trying

to destroy the agency he heads, unlike most of Spanky’s other appointees.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:14 PM

3. I suspect Perdue is . . .

hearing directly from the farmers and they are far from happy. Despite what Trumpski says--how even those hurt support his ridiculous policies and now this shutdown.

Many are going to face bankruptcy if this doesn't end sooner rather than later.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:09 PM

2. May he be the first of many.

Surprised anyone of the Puppetrump doormats are going off script.

Mahalo, Peggysue

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:17 PM

4. That's what I'm hoping, Cha

That Perdue is the break in the dam and others will quickly follow. Too many Americans being hurt because of Trumpski's vanity.

Right back at you, Cha

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 07:16 PM

12. I'll be one

of them.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:32 PM

5. Womp-womp.

Those farmers are going to enjoy all the benefits federal employees have been basking in. It was great then, right?

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:45 PM

6. SO much winning..........

Looks like some may be getting "tired."

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:18 PM

8. Or as that one report read from Florida's Panhandle

They interviewed a woman who complained about the lack of funds for hurricane cleanup/repair and the added burden of the Shutdown. She'd voted for the Trumpster but bemoaned that 'he wasn't hurting the right people.'

That says it all: The crazy destruction and defiance is A-okay as long as you don't hurt . . . me.

Oy!

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:20 PM

9. For some people it's true:

Comedy is, you fall down an open manhole cover and break your neck.
Tragedy is, I cut my finger.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:11 PM

7. And Russia now, apparently, is supplying the needed soybeans to China.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:23 PM

10. Yes!

Is that a kick in the ass or what? How can some of these people not see the obvious?

Willful blindness can be a killer!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:26 PM

11. Many of those farmers voted for Trump. For them, I have no mercy. Not an ounce.

Because most of them STILL watch FOX, still listen to Rush, and still tell everyone in their community that they support Trump.

The rest of the farmers have nothing but my sympathy.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 07:24 PM

13. yep, farmers should be the first to understand that

 

you reap what you sow.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 07:42 PM

16. I live in a farming state. Saw one on tv..."I'm good w/the tariffs. We're going to get subsidies!"

All they care about is themselves. So although the tariffs threatened to ruin many small businesses, including farmers, the farmers as a group were FINE with tariffs, after they found THEY would be getting a handout from the government. They no longer cared about the tariffs. One said, "The tariff war will make things better in the long run." What do they care? They're getting a subsidy.

How could they not sympathize w/all the businesses that wouldn't be getting subsidies?

Anything to support the Russian Puppet.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 07:24 PM

14. Perdue will "get resigned"

by the end of the week.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

15. Couple weeks before Christmas

I saw a farmer combining his beans onto the ground to clear the land. This was in South Central Michigan.

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