Wouldn’t be surprised if China is being advised by the Chamber of Commerce
Acts of War against America.
Didn’t China already buy the largest pork producer Smithfield? They are tariffing themselves.
Alleged IP theft?
Further, Trump has been nothing short of amazing for the economy, and has earned our trust on this one. The tariffs could just be a negotiation tool. The might be gone tomorrow.
Seems this should lead, at least in the short term, to lower pork prices for us here in the US...
I have two racks of pork ribs on the Traeger right now so I am helping in my own small way.
This is REALLY all you've got for a hitpiece on President Trump today?
"China and Mexico are gonna cut the noses off their citizens to spite their face."
Food prices for pork in China and Mexico are going to jump sharply - and pork is a big source of meat for BOTH countries.
The consumers there are going to go from gruntled to DISgruntled in nothing flat.
I read somewhere recently that Chinese pork dumplings are the largest consumers of boneless inverted pork rectums.
Hey Maschhoff, do you really think those 550 hog farmers are going to dry up and blow away because you don’t want to cut your margins and sell American produced hogs, right here in the US??? Do you think the US consumer doesn’t know what the Chicoms’ had in mind when they purchased Smithfield? Think melamine in your bacon,, dude, and stop whimpering.
Note to US pork farmers: A lot of you shouldn’t have been so keen to get rid of COOL for your pork. I’d be happier to pay more for pork (and beef) that I knew came from the US.
And, yes, farmers, that was a hint.
Jeeeeeez...I would ONLY buy American made pork products. I would never want to risk consuming worm eaten chinese or mexican pork goods. Who would even consider it?!?!?
Oh boy just give them more subsidies I guess.
“Maschhoff said the farm industry has been “asked to be good patriots. We have been. But I don’t want to be the patriot who dies at the end of the war.”
Laughable. This good Patriot has lobbied constantly the flood the country with Mexicans.
These farmers may hurt for a little while. Then things will change. Trump is not a protectionist. He is interested in equalizing with the tariffs imposed by other nations on AMerican exports until those other nations understand that no tariffs is a better deal all around than tariffs. Actually, we did very well for decades letting the rest of the world tax our exports much more than we taxed theirs because the American worker in the American industrial milieu is much more productive per dollar of input(wage, overhead, taxation) than that $1 an hour fellow in Malaysia. But then our own governments\ loaded up American industry with a heavy overdose of regulation which is very costly to the point that the American worker can no longer compete with the Malaysian.DJT has embarked on fixing a lot of that. It requires Congress to dissolve the whole system- abolish departments, etc. and reduce business taxes and Cap Gains, ideally to nothing. If that is done then the once-American industries and every other country’s industry will be trying to relocate to America as fast as they can.
Until Smithfield speaks this is nothing.
Eat more bacon.
Trade wars have casualties.
We could always stand some reduced prices on (over)priced pork products here in the US.
They want to lower prices I’ll buy more pork.