China and me

The news is out: [WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help U.S. farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China in a deepening trade war.
“We’re going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our farmers, which is about $15 billion, and do something reciprocal to our farmers so our farmers can do well,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
He did not provide more details on what kind of an aid package it would be.]
This is the last act of a desperate imbecile, otherwise known as mental masturbation; borrow from Peter to pay Paul. Screwing the already bleeding taxpayers to compensate for his idiocy. Total yearly US agricultural exports to China = 5.9 billion. So why again is he planning on giving them 15 billion? Let the farmer welfare continue. And by farmer, I mean large farming corporations.
$12 Billion last year, $15 Billion this year, and anyone want to guess for 2020, the election year? And how much of that will go to the traditional ‘farmer’ and how much to the agricultural conglomerates?
What really gets to me in this whole dick waving trade fiasco is wondering how this will affect my up and down trips between the aisles of Harbor Freight. My most cherished tradition may have been destroyed by 2 people I don’t really care for.

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