Grow Soybeans? Blame Trump

In the past two weeks, the price of soybeans has fallen over 10%. Blame Trump and his stupid misunderstanding of trade imbalances. The Chinese are not stealing jobs. The Chinese aren’t stealing money or anything of value from USA by having a trade surplus with USA. That’s a symptom of the wealth of USA, not the greed of China.

Trump clearly does not understand trade. He’s messing with Canadian trade as well as Chinese trade and Canada does not have a trade surplus with USA… He states repeatedly the lie otherwise. Ask yourself, if USA did not have a trade deficit with China, where would the $billions not spent on Chinese goods go? Somewhere else, but not into the pockets of USAian farmers. USA produces far more agricultural products than they can consume thanks to diet and the vast expanse of arable land in a warm climate and government subsidies. No thanks to Trump and his sycophants.

Maybe instead of voting for Trump, you should have voted for Hillary. She may not have had any better understanding of trade nor agriculture but she was not into starting trade wars for the fun of it. You have a second chance. Vote the Democrats for Congress in 2018 and they will take care of Trump for you.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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