Bankruptcy-related job losses invoke grim reminders of Great Recession

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  1. JakeStarkey

    JakeStarkey Well-Known Member

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    The farmers disagree with the Trumpers. From the link once again

    ‘From bad to worse’: tariff-hit US farmers urge Donald Trump to settle trade war
    • Calls from agricultural groups to break stalemate through deals with China and Mexico or prioritising markets elsewhere
    • Pig farmers push for speedier settlement while soybean farmers have ‘no hope of making any money’

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dip...rs-urge-donald-trump-resolve-trade-war-latest
     
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    Pipette8 Well-Known Member

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    This is a policy that started way before Trump was elected. Unbelievable you don't know that--or do you?
     
  3. JakeStarkey

    JakeStarkey Well-Known Member

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    When it started is immaterial. It is being used wrongly at the smaller farmers' expenses.

    This will cost Trump the mid-west vote if it continues into next summer.
     
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    Bankruptcy-related job losses invoke grim reminders of Great Recession.

    Perhaps for you. To me they simply point out that a mismanaged company failed.
     
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    So you don't agree with the DATA provided by your own government? You just wish to make up stuff?
     
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    You sound disappointed.
    Asking China to quit stealing our technology and hacking our State Department is being "mean" them? We bought $539,675.6M from them and they only bought $120,148.1M from us. Now they are either going to step up their purchases and respect our property rights, or we are going to balance out things with tariffs and trade restrictions. If you want to whine about that, be my guest.

    As for your title claim that bankruptcy job losses "remind you of the great recession", that comment reminds me of the Florida man who blew up his meth factory while trying to show his wife how he could light his own farts with a lighter. Never in the history of our nation have more folks been employed. Trump's tariffs against China started August 1, 2018 and has been followed by very strong employment growth.

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    In January 156,694,000 people were employed in America.
    In July that number had shot up to 157,288,000. To call that "bankruptcy job loss that reminds you of The Great Recession" reminds me of the Florida Man who stole a car in Sarasota and somehow winds up in New York naked in a chicken coop.

    https://t.co/hoxBUgJCL5
     
  7. JakeStarkey

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    I am glad to see Trump is following Obama's policies.

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    Exactly. China has 300% more people than the U.S., but the U.S. imports 26% more food than China. Seems to me that the U.S. needs many more farmers.
     
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    The fact that china wants to make America a banana republic by taking all the manufacturing jobs does not bother you?
     
  10. Pro_Line_FL

    Pro_Line_FL Well-Known Member

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    No, unlike you I do not believe the government should to be involved in telling US companies how to run their businesses.
     
  11. Thedimon

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    Depends on the time of the year.
    I live in Illinois, so in the winter you probably won’t find much local, but in August-October we have a lot of local foods in our grocery stores - cabbage, potatoes, corn (like 6-10 ears per $1), apples and the processed foods - Apple cider is sold by gallon and is very cheap at this time.
     
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    not so here, we used to have great farms for corn & potatoes, most are now solar farms thanks to those leftist pollies... we cant eat electricity, but they dont care...
     

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