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    Angry regime gives US farmers trade war welfare to foreign crooks-WTF??

    The rump administration on Thursday defended its $62 million bailout to a Brazilian meatpacking company controlled by a pair of corrupt brothers, arguing the private pork payout will eventually trickle down to struggling U.S. farmers.

    Food industry watchdogs were baffled that JBS USA, owned by shady food industry titans Joesley and Welsey Batista, have their snouts so deep in an American bailout money pot, even though it’s designed to support American farmers hit hard by President Trump’s trade war.

    But the Department of Agriculture said it doesn’t matter the funds went to the Brazilian bad boys — both of whom have confessed to bribing hundreds of top officials in their home country — because the program was designed to subsidize “approved vendors who have proven they can procure” products made in the U.S.

    “This means that regardless of who the vendor is, the products purchased are grown in the U.S. and benefit U.S. farmers,” a spokesperson for the department said in a statement to the Daily News. "JBS qualifies as a bidder under this criteria. This is similar to someone buying JBS bacon in a grocery store. Regardless of the packaging, the bacon inside is from a hog grown on an American farm.”

    The agency did not address the ethically-compromised Batistas.



    The Agriculture Department spokesperson did not respond to follow-up questions about whether the administration was aware of the Batistas’ sweeping corruption and sketchy record when the bailouts were made.

    Farm industry groups questioned why the administration is using JBS as a middleman, noting that the bailout program was drawn up for the explicit purpose of helping American farmers hurt by the trade war with China and other nations.

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    “Since it’s the farmers who are paying the price for the trade war, why don’t we just give the money directly to the farmers instead of giving it to these multi-national corporations?” said Tony Corbo, a lobbyist at Food & Water Watch.

    Moreover, Corbo said there’s no proof the money forked over to JBS actually benefits American farmers. Considering the Batistas’ corrupt past, Corbo added the administration should exercise more caution in awarding taxpayer-funded contracts.

    “Privately, I’ve called these contracts that JBS has been given the private Batista defense fund,” Corbo said. “I have asked USDA the question face to face, ‘Where is this money going?’ and they haven’t responded...The bottom line here is where is this money going.”

    It is really sad that some in our country have more trust & respect for foreign adversarial leaders than our own loyal opposition.

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    The rump administration on Thursday defended its $62 million bailout to a Brazilian meatpacking company controlled by a pair of corrupt brothers, arguing the private pork payout will eventually trickle down to struggling U.S. farmers.

    Food industry watchdogs were baffled that JBS USA, owned by shady food industry titans Joesley and Welsey Batista, have their snouts so deep in an American bailout money pot, even though it’s designed to support American farmers hit hard by President Trump’s trade war.

    But the Department of Agriculture said it doesn’t matter the funds went to the Brazilian bad boys — both of whom have confessed to bribing hundreds of top officials in their home country — because the program was designed to subsidize “approved vendors who have proven they can procure” products made in the U.S.

    “This means that regardless of who the vendor is, the products purchased are grown in the U.S. and benefit U.S. farmers,” a spokesperson for the department said in a statement to the Daily News. "JBS qualifies as a bidder under this criteria. This is similar to someone buying JBS bacon in a grocery store. Regardless of the packaging, the bacon inside is from a hog grown on an American farm.”

    The agency did not address the ethically-compromised Batistas.



    The Agriculture Department spokesperson did not respond to follow-up questions about whether the administration was aware of the Batistas’ sweeping corruption and sketchy record when the bailouts were made.

    Farm industry groups questioned why the administration is using JBS as a middleman, noting that the bailout program was drawn up for the explicit purpose of helping American farmers hurt by the trade war with China and other nations.

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    “Since it’s the farmers who are paying the price for the trade war, why don’t we just give the money directly to the farmers instead of giving it to these multi-national corporations?” said Tony Corbo, a lobbyist at Food & Water Watch.

    Moreover, Corbo said there’s no proof the money forked over to JBS actually benefits American farmers. Considering the Batistas’ corrupt past, Corbo added the administration should exercise more caution in awarding taxpayer-funded contracts.

    “Privately, I’ve called these contracts that JBS has been given the private Batista defense fund,” Corbo said. “I have asked USDA the question face to face, ‘Where is this money going?’ and they haven’t responded...The bottom line here is where is this money going.”
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    no drumpfkins going to explain this away, like the regime did giving millions of our farmers welfare to foreign devils??

    Why do you ppl hate American farmers???

    It is really sad that some in our country have more trust & respect for foreign adversarial leaders than our own loyal opposition.

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    Yep, heard about this today! As you say, WTF? By the way BRAZIL had suspended exports the US after this happened. So how would that help US producers? But more importantly, if we had no ties anymore, how the F could they come to get the money?

    U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil - The New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/world/.../beef-imports-brazil-united-states.html

    Jun 22, 2017 - The United States said Brazil had voluntarily suspended exports from ... of the meatpackers suspended by the government was owned by JBS, a Brazilian meat giant. ... the focus was on smaller companies, and it denied any wrongdoing. ... Report by Brazilian Police Ties Michel Temer to Bribery Scheme.
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