Johnson blasts Trump on trade, calls it 'Soviet' economy

Posted July 25, 2018

"Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with tariffs", he said on Twitter, ahead of the European Commission chief's USA visit to prevent an all-out trade war. "This administration's tariffs and bailouts aren't going to make America great again, they're just going to make it 1929 again", he added.

And on Tuesday, the administration made a decision to act, pledging $12 billion in aid to farmers impacted by the trade wars. I don't fault the President for trying to get a better deal for Americans, but it's not fair to expect farmers to bear the brunt of retaliation for the entire country in the meantime.

Pennsylvania farmers greeted the Trump Administration's announcement Tuesday of $12 billion in emergency aid to agriculture with mixed emotions. If the trade war drags on, then so, too, will the administration's need to deploy some old-school democratic socialism (though perhaps with an appropriately Republican upward redistribution twist depending on how much aid goes to big agribusiness entities). He echoed others who have raised concerns that tariffs could make it more hard for farmers to obtain loans and could hurt agricultural land values.

"This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers, and White House's "plan" is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches", Mr. Sasse said. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told Politico.

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Saying that the proposed tariffs ran counter to the administration's commitment to creating jobs, Charlie Souhrada of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers said that "complex supply chains" could take up to five years to rebuild if China was no longer a viable supplier.

The U.S. Agriculture Department, headed by Secretary Sonny Perdue, released the plan on Tuesday.

"You've gotta stick it out", Trump told the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention."We've gotta fight it. ..."

However, some farm-state Republicans quickly dismissed the plan, declaring that farmers want markets for their crops, not payoffs for lost sales and lower prices.

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He added: "Pretend someone smashed your auto, and then someone said, 'Don't worry, I will give you a ride to the next place you have to go.' Well, thank you, I appreciate the ride, but what am I going to do the next 10 rides I need after that?" The No. 2-ranked House Democrat says he is pleased jobs will be created but stressed the financial impacts US farmers face. "That's not free trade, that's fool's trade, that's stupid trade and we don't do that kind of trade anymore".

"For our farmers to be successful, we need to grow, not shrink, our markets, and I urge President Trump to engage directly with China's President Xi Jinping and negotiate an agreement before it is too late for our farmers", Cramer said in prepared remarks.

The imposition of punishing tariffs on imported goods has been a favored tactic by Trump, but it has prompted USA trading partners to retaliate, creating risks for the economy.

The US slapped tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports.

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The president on Wednesday will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House as the EU hopes to convince him to hold off from raising tariffs on imported cars and avoid a trans-Atlantic trade war.