Federal Payments to Farmers Have Tripled Since 2017, and Trump Just Promised Even More
Trump is often called a “conservative.” What does that mean?
Starting in 2018 and ramping up last year, the White House began making billions of dollars of direct payments to farmers who had been economically injured by the trade war. The Trump farm bailouts are on pace to cost taxpayers more than $37 billion this year—a huge increase over the total cost of direct farm payments, as tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in pre-trade war times.
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