Happy Hour News Briefs
Yay, we hear that all is wine and roses in Possum Hollar:
“The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the USDA last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.”
And then Prznint Art of the Deal shut down the gubmint. Oops!
“The USDA in a statement issued last week assured farmers that checks would continue to go out during the first week of the shutdown. But direct payments for farmers who haven’t certified production, as well as farm loans and disaster assistance programs, will be put on hold beginning next week, and won’t start up again until the government reopens.”
Look, there is little chance that those checks are gonna keep rolling as long as the shut down continues, and it will continue as long as Prznint Stupid holds out. Though there are certainly some USDA departments that are considered vital (probably food safety, hahah, how’s that Special of the Day romaine salad today, hmmm?), but the Possum Hollar Bribes Department is probably not one of ’em.
So while our export markets are now gone probably never to return (hello Brazil!) and Prznint McDeals tossed some peanuts, er, soy to the farmers in the midwest whose livelihood he destroyed, now the checks are not coming, do you think that they are gonna sit idly by?
Yeah. Probably. Those mooks are the ones crowing about all the free ice when the iceberg sinks them.