Thursday, April 25, 2019

Stubborn Rural Republican die hard Trump voters still think he knows what he's doing!!!

Republican voters don't expect much from their beloved do-nothing Republican politicians. Despite the GOP's growing list of failed policies and waste of consumer/taxpayer dollars, conservatives will always give them the benefit of the doubt, "more time," to test out their fantastical Ayn Randian theories.

For example, the costly Trump tariffs; washing machine prices have gone up by hundreds of dollars because of the tariffs, picking the pocket of American consumers by the tune of $1.5 billion, resulting in just 200 US manufacturing jobs. That $800,000 for each US job!!! Ridiculous, sure, but they did create jobs so what's the beef?

Trump Exploits Farmers:  Rural farm communities are still head over heals for Trump, despite being used as trade bait with no real timeline to end the tariffs. The NPR story below proves there's nothing that will flip die hard Trump supporters who still think he knows what he's doing.

70-year-old Sonny Sonnichsen: "I'm not a die hard Republican, but I'm following Trump. We needed a change, and if they just give him a chance, I think he'd do wonders, if he hasn't already done some great things." He says the Washington establishment won't give Trump any credit. He says they still can't get over the fact that Trump won.

68-year-old electrician Jerry Bryan: "We'll get through it, but someplace along the line, you've got to have a little pain for a little gain." He acknowledges that Trump often gets his facts wrong and that he lacks polish and that he relishes picking a fight. But he says the media, which he labels the left-wing media, jump on him no matter what. He thinks Trump has the skills as a businessman that the country needs right now.
You'll notice that's a whole lot different than rural voters tolerance of Obama, who was left with a Great Recession dig out from for gods sake:
John Boehner offering his plans for Obama’s agenda: “We're going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell summed up his plan to National Journal: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
Even the 2 or 3 daily disasters coming out of the Trump administration isn't enough to raise a few red flags for them, and they're still beating the old "they still can't get over the fact that Trump won" bullshit.

Meanwhile farmers are still left out there on the front lines of the tariff war, and continue to think Trump is trying to help them. Here's the difficult reality:
Marketplace: Chad Hart, a professor of economics at Iowa State University, (said) the longer tariffs are in place, the more Chinese companies might want to do business with Argentine or Brazilian companies. Overall, the Congressional Research Service predicts that the U.S.-China trade dispute is “expected to shift trade patterns and diminish U.S. export prospects in 2019.” According to Wesley Peterson, professor of agriculture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:
1. Net farm income, the USDA’s tabulation of the money made by American farmers minus operation costs, was forecasted to be down in 2018 by over $9 billion, or 12%. 

2. Commodity prices for farm products have been falling, according to USDA chief economist Robert C. Johansson

3. But these indicators aren’t the total picture. U.S. farms were already facing challenges, and the trade war has only added to them. The trade war has disrupted international markets, and it’ll take time to see the full impact on the U.S. agricultural industry.

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