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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:14 AM

 

RDA is going to be totally wiped out. Gone. Got their letters yesterday.

I used to work for the RDA, a branch of the USDA. My pal Margaret works there now as a co-op expert. She told me this morning that the RDA is going to be totally wiped out. Gone. All USDA employees got letters from the "folksy" Perdue and he wrote about all the deep cuts and how he and his wife tell their kids, No Whining Now.

Damn the Rs to hell.

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Reply RDA is going to be totally wiped out. Gone. Got their letters yesterday. (Original post)
jodymarie aimee May 2017 OP
SoCalNative May 2017 #1
geek tragedy May 2017 #2
yallerdawg May 2017 #3
geek tragedy May 2017 #4
yallerdawg May 2017 #5
WinkyDink May 2017 #6
WhiskeyGrinder May 2017 #7
workinclasszero May 2017 #8
Hassin Bin Sober May 2017 #11
workinclasszero May 2017 #12
n2doc May 2017 #9
Hassin Bin Sober May 2017 #10
Boomerproud May 2017 #13
Dream Girl May 2017 #14
marylandblue May 2017 #15

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:18 AM

1. Wow

Guess all of the AG people will have to go back to their jobs at Monsanto now.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:26 AM

3. It's like an attack on anything good the US government does.

"USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications. Select a category that best describes your situation, and see what RD can do to assist you."

List of all programs the RDA offers.

This is a declared war on the poor and stressed in America.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:29 AM

4. In this case, it's chickens coming home to roost

 

to apply an agriculturalesque metaphor

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:34 AM

5. This morning, CNN's Chris Cuomo said this is the new Fed policy:

"God helps those who God has given much. Good luck to the rest of you!"

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:37 AM

6. "LIKE"?!

 

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:41 AM

7. Wait, he actually said "no whining" in his letter? I'd like to see that.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:46 AM

8. That is the republican plan..and now that they control the entire government......

 

I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub. Grover Norquist

“I’m a Leninist,” said Bannon. “Lenin… wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Steve Bannon

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:11 AM

11. Republicans want small government like bank robbers want small police departments.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #11)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:17 AM

12. Bingo!

 

The foxes are in control of the hen house now.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

9. Except that Trump's budget is DOA

There is zero chance his budget will be enacted. We don't know what congress will do, but at least the continuing resolution was encouraging. And I would bet the R's can't get their act together and will pass another CR in fall.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:10 AM

10. Good luck to all those rural Trump voters with rural farms or acreage.

Nobody wants to finance your oversized lots and farms.

My father in-law and I used to get a kick out of all the Romney signs around my downstate rural in-laws' home.

My father in law was a retired commercial pilot but drove a school bus for a while after he retired. The bus co-op was 100% paid for by grant money. Most of it federal.

The people who bought their acreage used a USDA/RDA mortgage loan.

All those rural areas can't pay for their own bridges, roads, and schools without gubmint money. But they sure like to brag about how they are independent lift yourself up by your bootsrappers.

Even the trump latest talking point about how they "won most of the counties" is meaningless and inadvertently tells the story. 67% of GDP comes from the counties Hillary won. That's 2 to 1 production from blue areas. It's not even close. Seeing as though the vote was close to even (rounding off), that means there sure are a lot of moochers in those red areas.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:37 AM

13. Is this the Perdue from the chicken family?

I hate giving any $$$ to the Tysons, and now it looks like I'll be boycotting Perdue.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:46 AM

14. What is RDA?

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:06 PM

15. About Sonny Perdue and the RDA

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Sonny Perdue is not related to the chicken family, but he is veterinarian and runs a small agribusiness, so he is one of the few Trump cabinet picks that actually knows about his own Department RDA is the Rural Developent Administration which funds development projects in rural areas. Think of it as HUD for rural areas.

Purdue is not in favor of cutting RDA. He is probably the only person in the Trump Administration that actually.knows what it does. Last week he submitted a plan to elevate the profile of RDA by having it report directly to him.

RDA enjoys broad bipartisan in Congress, call your Congressman of either party, especially if you live in a rural district, and tell them to save RDA. Also call USDA and voice your support for RDA. I believe that Purdue wants to save RDA and can use your help.

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