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Sun May 26, 2019, 12:13 AM

GOP senator applies for farm aid

Sen. Chuck Grassley owns a farm in his home state of Iowa, and like many of the farmers he represents, plans to apply for tariff relief.
By Eric Kleefeld May 25, 2019, 4:28pm EDT

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, will apply for financial assistance offered by the Trump administration as part of the latest bailout package for farmers hurt by the White House’s ongoing tariff war with China.

Grassley’s spokesperson, Michael Zona, told The Des Moines Register’s Stephen Gruber-Miller that the senator “receives no special treatment,” and that he is merely participating in programs for which he is legally eligible.

“As a family farmer who experiences the same processes with the federal government after downturns like other farmers in Iowa, Sen. Grassley brings firsthand knowledge and experience on behalf of agriculture and rural America to the policymaking tables in Washington,” Zona said.

Grassley co-owns a 750 acre farm with this son, on which the men grow corn and soybeans. When he previously applied for the first round of tariff aid programs in October, Grassley indicated that would split the money with his son ...

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/5/25/18639904/gop-senator-chuck-grassley-farm-aid-trump-trade-war-china

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struggle4progress May 2019 OP
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:35 AM

1. I want the next Dem POTUS to sign a bill which exempts federal elected officials from just about

every single federal rebate/bailout/aid/benefits/etc. Constitutionally, Congress can only give themselves a pay raise which takes effect AFTER the subsequent election (i.e. so no guarantee it applies to the ones voting on the pay raise). By the same principle, any bailout/benefit enacted by a Congress should not apply to any member of that Congress (if it is a long-running program/rule, perhaps a cooling off period of a certain number of years out of Congress and then let it kick in, if warranted).

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:47 AM

2. To Republicans, welfare is like abortion

They are against it until they decide they need it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:04 AM

4. Also Like the Dreaded . . . .

. . . TRIAL LAWYERS!!

Every Republican's bugbear unless and until, of course, they need representation in court.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:08 AM

3. Some for me...

None for thee !

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Sun May 26, 2019, 03:44 AM

5. SOCIALIST!

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