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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Danziger: High Water Hogs

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Farmers, Business Leaders Join To Condemn Trump’s Trade War

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

A new multi-million dollar “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” ad campaign has just launched, targeting one of Trump’s hallmark economic policies — his disastrous trade war. The media offensive coincides with the midterm election cycle, which is already trending in Democrats’ favor.

“The campaign will focus on telling the stories of the American businesses, farmers, workers and families harmed by tariffs through town-hall style events, grassroots outreach to Congress and the administration, social media, rapid response and digital advertising,” USA Today reports.

They’ll do that by buying up TV, radio, and online ads that detail how Trump’s tariffs are harming families, farmer and factory workers.…

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Aid To Farmers Falls Short Of Damage From Trump Tariffs

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Billions of dollars are being released for Trump’s bailout of farmers who have been hurt by his trade war — but, as predicted, the money still isn’t nearly enough to make up for the damage Trump’s reckless tariffs have done to American farmers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is releasing an initial $4.7 billion payout to farmers, and intends to purchase $1.2 billion of surplus food that it will distribute to federal nutrition assistance programs.

After Trump started his unnecessary trade war by levying tariffs on imported goods, other nations like China predictably retaliated with tariffs on U.S.…

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