Skip to comments.Democrats Propose To Block Trump’s Farm Aid Program, Putting U.S. Farmers At ‘Serious Risk’
Posted on 09/15/2019 4:08:26 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
House Democrats are proposing to block President Donald Trumps aid to farmers amidst the countrys tariff fight with China, which could have a devastating impact on Americas farmers.
The Washington Post revealed Thursday that it has reviewed a draft of a bill written by House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) that would block Trumps ability to help farmers while the country fights Chinas unfair trade practices.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a tweet Thursday that Democrats are trying to squeeze American farmers by blocking this aid.
Farming is hard enough work as it is. But now Democrats are trying to squeeze American farmers even more by blocking a program that helps them withstand Chinas unfair trade policies, said McCarthy. Weve got to start putting America first!
Kevin McCarthy ✔ @GOPLeader Farming is hard enough work as it is. But now Democrats are trying to squeeze American farmers even more by blocking a program that helps them withstand China's unfair trade policies. Weve got to start putting America first!
2,773 12:56 PM - Sep 12, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy 2,540 people are talking about this The Trump administration created the farmer aid program in 2018 after China had stopped buying farmers crops as part of Americas tariffs on Chinese imports. Trump has pushed for billions of dollars to help offset the cost of the tariff fight.
The Agriculture Department plans to spend $28 billion over two years; however, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has a $30 billion cap that it will likely hit this year. This means that it will fall upon Congres to help mitigate the cost of Americas tariff fight with China.
However, Lowey left out Trumps request that would allow them to avert the spending cap through the CCC.
In September, the Trump administration sent a letter to Congress asking for changes that would increase how much money it could use through the CCC to help farmers.
The Trump administration warned lawmakers in the letter that if Congress does not provide additional funding in time, the CCC would have to stop making payments . . . posing a serious risk for the farmers and ranchers supported by these programs.
The Democrats are pure evil. they will sacrifice anyone for power.
Then with the help of the media, they’ll successfully blame Trump.
The Democrat Party motto: “Anything to hurt America”
Democrats......working against Americans whenever they can. Hope all this is remembered at election time.
The Dems pretty much mowed everyone over this last debate!
If there was any concern that the tariffs would drive farmers to abandon Trump and vote Democratic this should eliminate that fear. Thanks Dems.
Like FDR in the 30’s
Just a couple of weeks ago, folks here were claiming that farmers were thriving.
Send no more food OR fuel into democrat areas.
The Democrats will damage the country and the media will blame Trump, regardless of how big the lies they have to tell.
So Dems are backing China?
Yep. And anyone else that wants to destroy the United States.
Most liberals couldn’t even find a state where one of these farms exist much less the town inside the state. They eat their food not knowing where the heck it comes from or where it’s grown.
Perhaps, but they’ll need Wisconsin if they want the White House.
Democrats want to cause as much pain as they can...................
So what are the Republicans going to do? Accuse the Democrats of being anti-Socialist?
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