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President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member


    Trump's misunderstanding of tariffs, for example, and his terrible "dealmaking" with the Chinese mean that every soybean farmer in America has been dependent on a government handout to cover their losses.

    Every business and every family in Iowa is hostage to that same economy.
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  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Keywords of my post: daily minutiae.
    I didn’t say that ag is not the economic driving force of Iowa, I inferred that the daily fluctuations of individual commodities are not something a US Senator needs to know anymore than Diane Feinstein needs to know the daily prices of the FANG stocks.
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    True, but every farmer I've ever known wakes up to the morning market report on the radio.

    I suppose that's an app or a download on their iPad now, but tracking prices is a farmer thing.
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  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    As a political matter, losing touch with those prices is symbolic of a Senator who's losing touch with the daily realities of her constituents. This an ancient and deadly issue for an incumbent.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It worked twice. Third time isn’t over

    Mexico will pay for it. Worked
    You’ll get better and more health care, cheaper. Worked
    Immigrants are coming for your jobs. Worked
    What do you have to lose? Worked.
    The Best People. Worked
    The best words. Worked
    Stable genius. Worked.
    I make the best deals. Worked.

    Most White Christian Americans, especially males, are stupid with short memories.
  7. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member


    and Then:

  8. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    An Iowa senator should have a staffer giving them general updates of crop prices on a daily basis.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Remember when George HW Bush was amazed at a cash register at a grocery store?

    what’s the price of a gallon of milk
  10. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    To be fair, the price of milk in my neck of the woods differs wildly. Some grocers use it as a loss leader at 99 cents per gallon. Others charge 3.29.

    It’s crazy.
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  11. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    Seriously. her answer should have been something along the lines of I don't know today's numbers but at the beginning of the week...
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  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Thus answering the question no one asked: "How do you dance without moving your feet?"
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