Simple Decency

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Tim Eagan)

In other news, the Senate has confirmed Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), or what's left of it after two years of rule by Mick Mulvaney, a man who does not believe in government or liberal democracy.

Meanwhile, Canadian authorities arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, for possible extradition to the United States on charges that the company violated sanctions against Iran. The market took a dump this afternoon in response to the news because it could complicate Trump's already-doomed trade negotiations with China.

Finally, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, citing data from a Iowa State University study, says Trump's trade war has cost Nebraska's farmers at least $1 billion in revenue.

“Retaliatory tariffs make our U.S. products more expensive for international customers, meaning they buy less or buy from someplace else,” Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson said in a press release. “This report provides a clear picture of how much we’ve lost due to those tariffs and the need to improve our trade relations.”

  • Plus, the next U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. is a former FOX News host! The hits just keep on coming.

  • Draxiar

    Pumpkinhead has made it crystal clear that he doesn’t give a banana fuck about the debt or the deficit stating that he’d be gone by the time it comes to a head. He’s certainly not going to give a shit about a farmer in Nebraska losing money because of his trade war. I’d say trump considers it collateral damage except I don’t think trump considers it at all.