Trump is bailing out a Chinese owned pork producer to compensate it for retaliatory Chinese tariffs


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/13/jina-jina-jina-oink-oink-oi.html


#2

I am ok with this only because more Pork and Pork products makes me happy.


#3

I support balanced trade not stupid trade.


#4

Thanks trump!


#5

$240,000 is hardly “corporate welfare at its worst”.

That is a vanishingly small amount of money compared to what the oil industry gets.


#6

Or the $12 Billion that the farm belt is currently getting.


#7

But I thought trade wars are easy to win! :tired_face:


#8

The fucking irony that Trump keeps calling the tariffs a “tax paid by China.” Both elements of that description are wrong, but now it turns out it literally involves US tax money going to China…


#9

Or the subsidies and tax breaks other big companies get (Amazon, MS, Facebook, etc.)


#10

But Smithfield is a single company, not the entire pork industry.

And aren’t Republicans supposed to be against the federal government picking winners and losers?


#11

I’m still waiting for my bailout.


#12

That’s not irony; he’s just really stupid.


#13

Tariffs are easy?


#14

HAHAHAHA!!!

I’m pretty sure in the USA, we practice a form of capitalism known as “Crony Capitalism” – and it’s been that way for a long, long time! At a crescendo these days.


#15

It’s odd how there always seems to be a resurgence of crony capitalism when the Republicans are in control.


#16

Trade wars are easy to win.


#17

Oh, you think we get the discount? Let me know how that works out, bro.


#18

Presumably the purchased pork will be fed to the US military?


#19

There is a reason the word ‘pork’ in political terms means excessive, misappropriated funds, paid for by our taxes.


#20

Yeah, its called kleptocracy and oligarchy. Any resemblance to capitalism or democracy is purely in passing.