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John Oliver With Another Must-See Segment: Green New Deal [VIDEO]

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)5/13/2019 11:13:34 am PDT

My relatives in rural America may not be totally on board with this from this point on.

The food banks in Central Wisconsin are seeing a MASSIVE uptick in farm families coming in. Silent, hollow-eyed, shuffling through the aisles, desperate for something to eat.

Still reflexively, mindlessly supporting Trump and the GOP. Because Fox News & radio propaganda.

But if they keep hearing talking heads on Fox basically telling them that their suffering isn’t real and that they should just shut up …

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) downplayed the “sacrifice” that farmers will have to make to adjust to tariffs on Chinese imports by calling the offering “minimal” in comparison with what soldiers and “fallen heroes” make.

“There will be some sacrifices on the part of Americans, I grant you that, but I also would say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas that are fallen heroes that are laid to rest in Arlington make,” he told “CBS This Morning” as Gayle King pushed back, saying “you can’t compare those two sacrifices.”

“When I’m at home in Arkansas, I hear from farmers who are worried about opening up new markets and getting their products to market, but they also understand that China is a serious competitor to the United States and wants to displace us around the world,” he said. “And they look at the sacrifices that soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines make around the world and they’re willing to bear some of the sacrifices in the short term, to hopefully in the long term to ensure our longterm prosperity and security.”