Read what these radical left Senators have to say about Trump's tariffs and the $12billion just-before-the-midterms bribe he's offering to compensate:
Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the third-ranking Republican in the chamber: “Taxpayers are going to be asked to initial checks to farmers in lieu of having a trade policy that actually opens and expands more markets. There isn’t anything about this that anybody should like.”
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.): “This is becoming more and more like a Soviet type of economy here: Commissars deciding who’s going to be granted waivers, commissars in the administration figuring out how they’re going to sprinkle around benefits… I’m very exasperated. This is serious.”
Senator Ben Sasse: “This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers and White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches.”
Senator Rand Paul: ""Tariffs are taxes that punish American consumers and producers. If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers — the answer is remove the tariffs.""
Senator Pat Toomey: ""The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to put a band-aid on a self-inflicted wound. The administration clobbers farmers with an unnecessary trade war then attempts to assuage them with taxpayer handouts. This bailout compounds bad policy with more bad policy.""
Of course, since these guys are all left-wing Democrats from deep blue states, no reason for Trump or the Republican leadership to listen to them...… ;-)