I was reading this article Trump winning farm vote despite pinch of trade policies and pandemic and couldn't fail to see the irony. These stalwart conservatives have been raking in record subsidies, directed specifically to Republican areas and yet are worried about a leftward tilt towards socialism.
Daryl Haack, a corn and soybean farmer near Primghar, Iowa, echoed the sentiment. Haack said his personal views on abortion and socialism – not farming – drove him to vote for Trump.
“I pay taxes, and when the government controls my industry and does things that hurt my industry, I don’t feel bad for taking payments that make up for the hurt," Haack said.
I bet you don't, Daryl. I found several similar articles and sentiments expressed. Socialism ain't evidently quite so bad when it is your ass getting bailed out on the government dime. Read this.
Our President made a concerted effort to make the midwest farmers whole and take out his wrath on California and the rest of the country. If you read the article you will see that California, his nemesis, was actually made worse off by the program.
I hope that the payback is a bitch, if it ever comes.