This is reality: Moran, Marshall choose ignorance with tariff war

editorially speaking

The level of ignorance or obedience being displayed by Kansas lawmakers to Trump policies which are severely undermining agriculture is beyond comprehension.

During a recent listening tour stop in Hutchinson, Sen. Jerry Moran’s response to additional tariffs on Chinese exports was, “I never know what’s a negotiating tactic and what’s the real thing.”

Exactly what is that supposed to mean? The tariffs are real. They’ve been real for more than a year. During the first quarter of the year (January to March), farm earnings in the U.S. plunged by $11.8 billion on an annualized basis.



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