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Monday, December 03, 2018

A fresh example of the political hurricane about to hit Trump's hardline trade agenda: Incoming Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told Axios he may try to make it harder for the president to impose new tariffs.




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This is one of those cracks, for sure.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-12-03 10:31 AM | Reply

Is that because Chuck's people are some of the harder hit by the retaliation over in farm country?

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-12-03 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#2 ... Is that because Chuck's people are some of the harder hit by the retaliation ...

That was my first thought on this as well.

Though, one of the things I read about the trade "truce" was that China said they would immediately start buying soybeans from the US again.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-03 11:17 AM | Reply

Oh so trump can't be trusted with tariff power but these cons are just fine with trusting him in every other way?

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-03 11:37 AM | Reply

My first thought is ~ what is Grassley angling for?

The graffiti on the wall is pretty clear for 2020. Is Iowa soybean country?

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-12-03 11:45 AM | Reply

@#5 ... Is Iowa soybean country? ...


Top soybean producing states in the U.S. from 2014 to 2017 (in 1,000 bushels)

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-03 11:52 AM | Reply


statista.com seems to be placing a "premium" banner over the chart now.

Iowa is the second largest producer of soybeans in the US.

Here's another chart, albeit with older data...


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-03 11:56 AM | Reply

Chuck wants to limit the POTUS's powers because they negatively impact his money and constituents. And yet Liberals will get behind him just because it is against Trump...even though people resoundingly agreed that the swamp needed to be drained from people who make legislation because of their greed.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-03 11:58 AM | Reply

"even though people resoundingly agreed that the swamp needed to be drained from people who make legislation because of their greed." - #8 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-03 11:58 AM


The people spoke loud and clear:

🌊 Democrats won control of the US House
🌊 Republicans Suffer Worst House Defeat in U.S. History Based on Popular Vote
🌊 Democrats national lead in raw House votes broke the record for largest vote total in the history of midterm elections
🌊 Democrats earned 53.1 percent of the overall vote in House races while the Republicans earned only 45.2 percent
🌊 Democrat's vote margin bigger than Tea Party's in 2010.
🌊 Democrats received over 61,000,000 votes (Republicans received 45,000,000 in 2010)
🌊 Biggest GOP loss since the Watergate mid-term election in 1974
🌊 Republicans lost 323 state legislative seats (367 since Trump took office)
🌊 Republicans lost 7 governorships, including key 2020 Midwest states in PA, WI and MI.
🌊 6 state legislatures flipped control from GOP to Democratic (7 since Trump took office)
In Orange County, California, what was once known as Reagan Country, there are 6 Congressional Districts:
Before November 6th, the GOP held 4 of the 6
🌊 Now, Democrats hold all 6 seats
In New England, the place where the expression "rock-ribbed Republican" was created:
🌊 Democrats hold all 21 Congressional seats
🌊 11 of 12 US Senate seats are held by Democrats (or independents who caucus with Democrats)
In the races for the US Senate:
Republicans defended 9 seats and lost 2 (a 22% loss rate)
🌊 Democrats defended 26 seats and lost 4 (a 15% loss rate)
A resounding response from the people.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-03 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pushback from the POTUS who only campaigns and loots.

Trump does next to nothing for the country. It's just for himself.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-03 01:32 PM | Reply

I don't know where Trump even derives the Constitutional authority to impose tariffs.

Smoot Hawley was a tariff bill that went through the legislative process. Hoover didn't just impose it by himself.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-04 10:42 AM | Reply

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