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"senator grassi" Discussed on The Big Show

The Big Show

07:07 min | 9 months ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on The Big Show

"Got A note here on this show today twelve, thirty, five, three, the big show clock, eating Peterson in the big show on special assignment Nathan Fisher with our cropping conditions in the market numbers today from our friends at the Fayette County Fair in West Union. That, says the Randy Houser Corey Farley. Band concert is going on as scheduled with of course appropriate to. Measure 's that will be I. Believe July Twenty Fifth Saturday July twenty fifth, so we've of course been documenting for quite a while these county fairs that changed plans made virtual accommodations to make Holden and hosts. Livestock shows for each and FFA livestock shows to do the best. They could to help out. These kids have so much time invested during the Covid, nineteen pandemic and now. Got some who are resuming plans including Fayette County Fair in West Union Iowa. On July twenty fifth, all right always good to talk to bill, nor the USDA's undersecretary for foreign production, rural conservation, big show, pioneering agriculture award winner as well on a gorgeous day across the Upper Midwest Bill. What's going on? We. Just continue to plug along and we've got a few of her offices that are starting to be available for appointments in person appointments, but a lot of folks are are still operating by my dropping, taper off or emailing stuff in working with their offices over the phone lines, and in the meantime we're getting some of our program activities out including. We've gotten about four billion dollars now of c-pap payments out the door. That's about a quarter of what we are likely to be able to get out the cogut food assistance programs, and that's what I was GonNa Compliment you on Bilas. You've been able to turn this around pretty quickly. You know at pray. I think it doesn't seem quickly to to. Folks in the countryside is probably pretty quick for government time. We had to try and figure out what the losses. Were and going to be back in April is we're putting it together? Who Got Authority from? Congress! to be able to access dollars. Put some rules together? figure out how it works not only for. Farmers which are traditional purchase been their programs, but the livestock producers dairy folks, and then for specially grounds you know, and it really look at those that are being impacted because some commodities being impacted more than others, and developed the rules. Get them through and be right software. Get that training and then be able to get enough out there so producers it figure out how to apply in many cases. Try to get it online, and now have it available for those producers that have in like traffic authentication. and He they can actually apply online and fill out the form and it online and get it to us that way. That's a new edition. that were just able to find. Get on this week, but or go to farmers dot gov slash C-PAP and you'll get a lot of information about it, and and some forms that you can. Fill out and sign a Malian like you don't have that authorization or once while you'll be able to actually email it in without Ed until the office at all. you were any mention of working on this back in April and we talked then and. You were very confident I. Think at that point that there would be enough money in the program with that. I think eighty percents upfront payment. Is that still the case still? It is and we know we have a lot of producers who come in yet. part of this process was. It's called a notice. The funds availability at Norfolk process. So commodities that were not covered in Iowa. We've got certainly some commodities there some. From liquid egg producers in others, they're interested in being part of that no full process and Provided US some information about why they believe they should be covered and. And I believe as a Monday when the process closed We had well over fifteen hundred. Comments in suggestions of. Different, commodities, certainly some for the same commodity multiple for the same commodity, but lots of things to be able to go through to be able to see if we can add some other commodities. Because they were off those tough ring from this and and fit in with the kind of the general framework but that we can add them for payments as well so working on that process to as Heroes. Act of course. is making its way through Congress. Is! There's some funding available in in in there at all. What's what's Your Status Update of that? Yeah there's certainly would be They were looking adding some. It's talking about probably. adjusting it to some degree, but but I think there's a lot of agricultural provisions there that a Lotta community, certainly some very friendly comments from some of the eggs senators as well. So I think there's a you know definitely some thought that that there would be another support package at one time. We thought it might be. Done by Memorial Day, or for early June or Fourth of July, and now I think Senator Grassi's to guess maybe. By the August recess. I think they want time to be able to look at what's working and where the holes are. That are out there so. I think it's it's quite likely that there will be another support package. They don't know what will be in that package in the end, but I think certainly Aga's high and a lot of people's Birdie, and and a need in recognition that the impact on agriculture is beyond. The dollars we've been able to alyce. Be In the first round of C-PAP. we need some more dollars to help to make critters. Yeah, I don't think there's any question about that and Time will tell us if you ever lived through anything like this. They'll. I really haven't Every every situation is different and. I I do remember just had a conversation some folks here and. We're talking about You know in the midst of trying to understand what's going on in a brand new situation. Like many folks nobody liked the poultry producers and I will remember. Gabe Influenza. We're dealing with the situation we had not been through. Just like that, and and that you are constantly.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on KCRW

"NPR it's morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king tomorrow US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. The stakes are very high for everyone. But especially for farmers government. Data shows that the net income levels for farmers has been lower in recent years Republic. Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa. That's a state has deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't wanna think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give him or your technology. The farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. A Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern. He's making a living. What do you say to them there? Concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars. You you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal money. No, I participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing. You're in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to a soybean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture. That's great. But that's only a one time fix early taxpayers. Not gonna continue to do that. Why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture NASA. Tariffs he is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to Chris Gibbs are impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid. And so farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio feels but on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers said to me is hurting us temporarily, but the? Doing the right thing because you can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He is affecting upping the ante right now ahead of trade talks is that a wise move based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we could go they got over there, and they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation and a win way back from where they thought we brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made. In twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers. Eva non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is at stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade. I'd say China joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade aren't living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property, I say to the United States, we ought to be set in the pattern for the rest of the world trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful, if it's not successful will continue to go on and try to compliment we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state. A vile over the weekend and farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight, Chris Gibbs, we all spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars, a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five bushel, and that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that. And no, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the. The president's trade policies have given farmers a tough road. Aho NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got. You're welcome. Tough rodeo that was a.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

07:40 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from US's online MBA ranked number one by poets in Kwan's NPR listeners reap the benefits of a prestigious USC NBA. Find out if your if it more at USC online, MBA dot org tomorrow US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. Now, the stakes are high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that income levels for farmers. Have recently been dropping Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa that's a state. That's deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't want to think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or your technology. The farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. As Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern. He's making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars you as you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres. Soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money, no participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to a soybean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture. That's great. But that's only a one time fix early tax payers not going to continue to do that. Why would they for a policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture NASA. Tariffs he is not that impressed by. This bailout. What do you say to a guy like Chris cubes are Warren impressed by it? And I sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid and so- farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio fields. But on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers that said to me, it's hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you lay can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He is affected. -ly upping the ante right now ahead of trade talks that a y. Is move a based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we could go they got over there, and they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation. And it went way back from where they thought we had brought them to the we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is it stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from. Freer trade. I'd say to China you joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yarn living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States we ought to be set in the pattern for the rest of the world on trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. And I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of. Global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful, if it's not successful will continue to go on and try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend and farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight. Chris Gibbs who spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five. A bushel. And that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia. Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough row to hoe. NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got. You're welcome.

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U.S. Farmers Have Multiple Concerns When It Comes To Trade Talks

NPR's Business Story of the Day

07:22 min | 1 year ago

U.S. Farmers Have Multiple Concerns When It Comes To Trade Talks

"US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. Now, the stakes are high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that income levels for farmers. Have recently been dropping Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa that's a state. That's deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't want to think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or your technology. The farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. As Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern. He's making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars you as you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres. Soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money, no participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to a soybean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture. That's great. But that's only a one time fix early tax payers not going to continue to do that. Why would they for a policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture NASA. Tariffs he is not that impressed by. This bailout. What do you say to a guy like Chris cubes are Warren impressed by it? And I sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid and so- farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio fields. But on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers that said to me, it's hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you lay can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He is affected. -ly upping the ante right now ahead of trade talks that a y. Is move a based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we could go they got over there, and they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation. And it went way back from where they thought we had brought them to the we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is it stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from. Freer trade. I'd say to China you joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yarn living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States we ought to be set in the pattern for the rest of the world on trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. And I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of. Global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful, if it's not successful will continue to go on and try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend and farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight. Chris Gibbs who spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five. A bushel. And that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia. Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough row to hoe. NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got. You're welcome.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:36 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Don't miss all of it. Weekdays at noon on WNYC. It's morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well king tomorrow US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. The stakes are very high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that the net income levels for farmers has been lower in recent years. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa that's the state is deeply dependent on agriculture Grassley himself from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't want to think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or your. Technology the farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. Senator. We've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. They're concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern is making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars, you you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah. I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you're far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money, I participate in every government program that's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to Sweden farmer in Ohio. Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about twelve billion dollars pumped in Negra culture. That's great. But that's only one time fix early. The taxpayers not gonna continue to do that. Why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto. Agriculture NASA tariffs. He is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to Chris Gibbs? I wasn't impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid. And so farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio feels but on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers said to me is hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He's affectively upping the ante. Right now ahead of trade talks is that a wise move based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we can go they got over there. And they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation and went way back from where they thought we brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is at stake? If these talks break down. What I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade say to China joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yarn living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States, we ought to be setting a pattern for the rest of the world on trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is also accessible, and I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off. Because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful if not successful will continue to go on and try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend. Farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight. Chris gives who spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars, a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most dollar sixty five a bushel, and that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that. And no, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world. Most productive agriculture, but the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough road. Aho NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got your welcome tough. A that was a.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well king tomorrow US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. The stakes are very high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that the net income levels for farmers has been lower in recent years. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa that's a state is deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't wanna think farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or. Technology the farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. A Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern is making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars, you you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have. Felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money, I participate in every government program that's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to a sweeping farmer in Ohio. Chris Gibbs about the bailout program, he took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about twelve billion dollars pumping, Negra culture. And that's great. But that's only one time six early taxpayers. Not gonna contains things that why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture NASA tariffs, he is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to Chris Gipps are were impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve others? Senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid. And so farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio feels but on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers that said to me, it's hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods affectively upping, the ante right now ahead of trade talks is that a wise move based on what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources. When our team went to China. We could go they got over there. And they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation and went way back from where they thought we brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty seven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is at stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade. I'd say China joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yard living by by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States, we ought to be setting a pattern for the rest of the world trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of Joel poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful if Assad successful will continue to go on and. Try to accomplish while we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend. Farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight Chris kids who all spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five of bushel. And that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that. And no, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our. Cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough road. Aho NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got you. Welcome tough. Oh that was a.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:33 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on KCRW

"California, including greater Palm Springs at eighty nine point. It's morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king tomorrow US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. Now, the stakes are high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that income levels for farmers. Have recently been dropping Republican Senator Chuck. Ashley represents Iowa. That's the state has deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't want to think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or your technology. The farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. A Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern is making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is. Intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars, you you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah. I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out it should. But that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money. No, I participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to a soybean farmer in Ohio Chris Gibbs about the bailout program he took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture, and that's great. But that's only a one time fix early taxpayers. Not gonna continue to do that. Why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto. Agriculture NASA tariffs. He is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to guy? Let Chris Gibbs. I wasn't impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid. And so farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio feels but on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers that said to me is hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you lay can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He is affected -ly upping the ante. Right now ahead of trade talks is that a wise move a based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we can go they got over there, and they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation. And it went way back from where they thought we brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is it stake? If these talks break down. What I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade. I'd say to China you joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade aren't living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States, we ought to be setting a pattern for the rest of the world on trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. And I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off. Because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful, if it's not successful will continue to go on and try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend and farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight. Chris Gibbs who spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars, a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five a bushel, and that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia. Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's. Most productive agriculture, but the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough road. Aho NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got your welcome tough row to hoe. That was a.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:04 min | 1 year ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king tomorrow US in Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. Now, the stakes are high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that income levels for farmers. Have recently been dropping Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa. That's the state has deeply dependent on agriculture Grassley himself from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't wanna think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give him or your technology. The farmers know that they're manip-. Blading their currency. A Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern. He's making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars, you you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out it, sure. But that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war. Otherwise, you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money. No, I participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else is we talked to soyabean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it. Twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture, and that's great. But that's only a one time fix early. The taxpayers not contain the things that why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture. Nasa. Tariffs. He is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to die? Like, Chris Gibbs are wasn't impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid. And so farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio feels but on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers said to me is hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese teas affectively upping, the ante right now ahead of trade. Talks is that a wise move based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China. We can go. They got over there. And they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the texts for that negotiation. And it went way back from where they thought we brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is at stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade. I'd say to China joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yard living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States, we ought to be setting a pattern for the rest of the world trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful if Assad successful will continue to go on and. Try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend. Farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight, Chris Gibbs, we all spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars, a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five a bushel, and that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of Archie. Cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough road. Aho NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got you welcome tough road, a ho that was a good one seven months after hurricane Michael communities on the Florida, panhandle are still awaiting federal disaster aid. Some are pointing that out Justice, President Trump prepares for today's campaign rally and Panama City beach. Here's NPR's Greg Allen, Al Kathy has a tough job. He's the mayor of Mexico beach town that was all but wiped out by hurricane Michael. He's meeting with Trump today before the campaign event, Cathy says it will be his second time with the president. Five days, that's the stolen momentum. Today, you go get in Hilton. I said we'll great 'cause we are in a bad way. And I told him not to forgive. And I feel like we have been forgotten eighty percent of Mexico beaches buildings were destroyed by hurricane. Michael few residents have been able to return and Kathy says the town doesn't have the money to rebuild. Our infrastructure was totally destroyed. We have no peer while police. Farmers. Go five five scowls water tank was banned. Remember, we had a annual budget of three and a half million dollars. I pickup. A low will exceed sixty million dollars. Although FEMA responded quickly with emergency assistance, Mexico beach, Panama City, and other communities now have big bills piling up and they're looking to congress for help. But for most now, a disaster relief Bill has been stalled in congress largely because of a dispute over Porto Rico, the Bill contained six hundred million dollars in additional aid for Puerto Rico Democrats want more money, but President Trump has resisted resulting in a deadlock. It's frustrating for members of congress like Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott within ten days of Katrina. Congress passed supplemental disaster relief funding for her. I can hurricane guest Ave. Take seventeen days. Andrew the last category. Five storm hit the state's thirty four days. More than two hundred days have passed now since hurricane Michael and people in the panhandle are getting anxious about the slow pace of recovery in Panama City, there still picking up debris and expense. That's expected to total some two hundred million dollars mayor Greg, but Nikki says. As the city's headed takeout. Seventy five million dollars in loans, supplemented Boletice number one pay the remaining expenses that we've got for debris up plus help pay down on the loan that we've made officials estimate at least a quarter of the population has left for those that remained. There's a severe housing shortage with severe daily challenges for Nikki says the impasse in Washington has left many in Panama City, angry being held hostage in in my vision. And also allow the public's estimated because I didn't Puerto Rico has has issues, and I know understand it Puerto Rico needs more money to fix their electrical grid. They've been given between twenty eight and twenty nine billion dollars. So far. We haven't been given anything how much aid Puerto Rico has received as a matter of debate. President Trump has tweeted incorrectly that US territory has gotten ninety one billion dollars and now asus by San Juan daily El Nuevo DEA put it at about half that while the finger pointing goes on the future of a major military. Installation. Tyndall air force base is on hold to was badly damaged in hurricane Michael. The air force is committed to a total rebuild at a cost of some three billion dollars. But money needed for the base is part of the disaster relief Bill with the Bill stalled the air force has halted all new rebuilding projects there and that worries bay county Commissioner Phillip Griffiths if you stop construction now, and we have to wait for five six months for congress to get their act together. Will they really find that base in four or five six months or could it be mothballed? That's the last thing that this community needs or wants for bay county. The stakes are high 'til air force base is the area's largest employer at.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

09:02 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"One example there are so many examples. Show. They have close to two thousand murders right on the other side of the wall, and they had twenty three murders. It's a lot of mergers. But it's not close to two thousand murders right on the other side of the wall in Mexico. So everyone knows the world's work. And there are better examples than El Paso, frankly, you just take a look almost everywhere. Take a look at Israel. They're building another wall. That wall is ninety nine point nine percent effective. They told me ninety nine point nine percent that what would be with us to the only week. This is they go to a wall. And then they go around the wall around the wall and in. And therein lies the problem. So you've got to have a very secure fortified border wall. And that's what President Trump Watson. In fact, a national emergency is declared is going to try to get the funds to do it. Even if congress says not so fast, we are. So glad to be joined this hour by Dr Jason Piccolo. He is the author of this book unwavering a border agents journey from hunter two hunted. He can pre-order it right now. It's coming out in March. So it's to be aware of that market calendars preorder, he is a former border patrol agent special agent and d h s supervisor he's got everything veteran of operation Iraqi freedom and this book coming out, Dr Piccolo, welcome back. Hey, thanks for having me again. So did President Trump overstate this? I mean, you had is there for all these years the border is a mess, and it's been a mess for thirty forty years. Now the biggest push back in the nineties. You guys know this back. When operation gatekeeper came in. That's when our first wall, I four to fixation came up, and it worked it pushed all the traffic out of the San Diego area into the mountains will this work. I hope so we needed declared a national saying, I I don't believe. So you don't think we need a national emergency. I think we need to fix the problem. And I think what's going to happen. Now is we're going to a lot of people are going to be continuing to butt heads together. I e Democrats the Republicans via the president Ed just we need to come up with a long term solution that we can all agree on I agree. And I think he was wanting that from Democrats, and it wouldn't be nice if they could work together should have tried to talk more. I mean, the February fifteenth midnight was his deadline to say I will shut down the government again, less the Democrats give me a deal I want they handed him a deal had a lot of. It had it wasn't even close to the number of miles of border wall. He he wanted and says the US needed. So if he doesn't declare a national emergency. What else do you think he could do? Yeah. Yeah. I know things if you put Trump's name behind anything nobody's gonna nobody on either side really wants to support it unless a bona fide Trump supporter or on the other side, they're anti-trump anything. So that nothing will happen there. But the border mess is not gonna just get to declare an emergency and six part of it. But we got to continue on with that this has to be a continuous process. And it's not just the wall. Yeah. It's gonna take a while to fix what was has been broken over so many years, and is more than just a while that we need so and again you've seen it all firsthand. Can you tell her audience again for some of our new affiliates? What happened to you? Because in two thousand fifteen you tried to speak up about something. And then what? Yeah. Well in two thousand fifteen I was working with at the ice headquarters as a staff officer there, and I was then assigned to the White House. Human smuggling sound which was one of Obama's programs to stop the flow of migration patterns unaccompanied alien children and just massive flow of the lanes coming across the border, and what I found out when I was working there that we eat a US government was releasing unaccompanied children. And we're not talking to MS thirteen times. We're talking like tender age kids here babies on up to four five six years old. We're releasing them the criminals now, how did you find that out? How did you see that first hand can you reveal without revealing any intelligence that people should know about? Sure, there's no intelligence there. It was just a spreadsheet from managers. Release. I mean, it was it was not an intelligent thing to release these kids to criminals man, wash on a spreadsheet that came from some of the highest levels that what they were doing. They took twenty nine thousand children that were sponsored a sponsor for your audiences like someone that comes in and takes care of that child takes him from the US custody, and it doesn't have to be family member. So what happens is the sponsor comes in. And they were just getting released. The children were getting releasing these sponsors without the sponsors being vetted. The sponsors weren't even having simple criminal histories done. No fingerprints, nothing and out of twenty nine thousand thirty four hundred thirty six hundred kids were released the criminals, including sex offenders. And I said, hey, you know, what we gotta do something. We can't let this happen. And by the time, I got a hold of that spreadsheet. It was a month since that information was vetted out. Mike calls were unheated so into the office of special counsel, Senator Grassi's office, and I blew the whistle. You went to Grassley is office and blew the whistle. And he didn't do anything. He did he wasn't. He he took it full bore. Okay. Yeah. He's the reason we actually started vetting sponsors with fingerprints. And then I would hope that later on part of the DNA analysis came from some of my whistleblowing. I don't know if you've got a chance to look at this. And he can't follow every bit of news that comes out and so much is coming out every hour. Right. But what the Democrats handed Trump this week? Was it had something ended about that the sponsors will be exempt from getting thrown out or getting prosecuted if they're with a kid, so it sounds like what you were complaining about and whistle blowing and saying why is happening. The Democrats are saying, hey, let's let this happen. Did you did you see that part of the Bill or hear about it? I saw I heard about it. I didn't get to read part of it. But if they're going to go back and do the same thing was happening before just to expedite these children. I have custody. It makes no sense. Because I know for a fact that people were coming across that border with fake passports, getting married up with a child, I they both have the same password the same name getting shipped across the border. And as soon as they got here, they sent those passports back to be used against. I mean. You cannot go back to the way. It was. Dr Jason Piccolo. He's seen it all he he details. His journey and his coming book just weeks away. It's called unwavering. Journey from protecting our nation within and outside its borders to becoming a human target when he blew the whistle in this book. So he could see him. He's on a lot of major networks. All the time. Always glad to have him pipe in here, but former border patrol agent is special agent and supervisor. So we're going to keep you over for a segment and talk about the caravans coming up and all these things, but any any other remarks that you have about what President Trump had to say from the rose garden about about all this. He said a lot of truth. There's so much going on that border that nobody has an idea unless you've actually experienced it. And that's what we need to do. Maybe we need to take a caravan congressman down to the border congresswoman to in this. Hey, you know, what you're going to stay here. You're going to see the border reality. And not during the daytime either we're talking we're going to say three AM in the morning, and some of the most remote areas, and you're going to see what comes across the border, and you have to know so much Jason Dr Piccola if I can call you either or because we see things like just in recent weeks, they were surveillance video of someone tossing three year old over a very high fence we hear about how it's a fact that when people start to make the journey. Women and children females. They take birth control before they leave. They take it with them because they expect to be raped or they expect to have to trade in order to get their journey completed. And these are just things we hear about I can't imagine what you've seen. It's not just me. It's my coworkers. Former coworkers there is there are actual evil people out there. Yes. She realized that I don't know if you can grasp the galaxy. It's very big business and for that follow the money. It means it's not going away not Harley. So we have to do something to secure our borders insecure any entry into the US. Okay. So Dr Piccolo run hold you over for another segment talk a little bit more about this. And see what you think of the most recent caravan and remarks that they are trying to infiltrate the US with some thirty thousand illegal alien migrants, fitted. Nobody wants to get ripped off broken into or rob. But nobody wants to pay a lot of money to have their old protected either..

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"senator grassi" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

14:51 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"And just a few years ago as I mentioned two thousand fourteen we saw surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America so improving our border security doesn't mean just improving physical security along our border. It also means addressing the problems that bring them here in the first place. The mass movement of these migrants is only a symptom of a greater problem one that I hope we will discuss in detail here today. One of the greatest threats to our national security is the trafficking of persons drugs and a range of illicit goods into the United States. There is no single point of origin for those crimes, and we see this flows stemming from around the world from East Asia, Africa Europe and South America trafficking. Of course is big business. And unfortunately for us they've proven to be pretty good at it. The proceeds from illicit drug sales are worth approximately sixty four billion dollars annually. That's billions not millions. That money isn't fueling the US economy. It's lining the pockets of criminals. The cartels the narcos if you will and continuing to perpetrate the cycle and short, I think they're winning in this effort, notwithstanding our efforts notwithstanding the heroic efforts of law enforcement and other government officials because frankly, congress has wakened for the real crisis and come up with a solution to deal with it at multiple levels, the drug cartels transnational criminal organizations, and international gangs will stop at nothing to ensure that their business model remains intact and profitable. And that international corridors for trafficking remain wide. Open. They are rude. They're adaptive and they evolve they use every tactic in the book to further their criminal enterprises. Whether it's murdering government officials. Regular folks, threatening people intimidating people rape, torture, slavery fraud, peddling fake documents, money laundering, the list goes on and on and on. Not only are we dealing with ruthless criminal enterprises were battling enemies that our ever evolving as I said and constantly on the move. They are what I've heard referred to as commodity agnostic. They really don't care. As long as they make money, and they don't care who they kill who they hurt or what the consequences of their criminal enterprise are spread terror. They prey on the weak and they've taken control over large parts of Mexico and several Central American countries. We frequently see these criminal organizations preying on migrants headed toward this country's southern border. They'll offer to smuggle migrants or their children safely crossed the border in exchange for money. But it's today's witnesses can attest. This safe journey is anything, but. Too often, these migrants are abandoned or crammed into the Backman eighteen Wheeler with a dozen other victims I've seen it time and time again that these groups have absolutely no respect for human life. It's not just the people who die at their hands while attempting to enter the United States illegally. It's the poison that they import into the country. America's opioid crisis is being further fueled by the illicit narcotics being smuggled by these organizations, Fenton all synthetic opioid is one of the deadliest drugs in the world and its analogues are mainly manufactured in China and then smuggled into the United States by these organizations. The growing influence of cartels gangs, and transnational criminal organizations has led to global and regional insecurity, and there's a need for increased security cooperation to be sure with our neighbors, and Mexico, and certainly Central America just to name a couple United States needs to work with our international partners to develop a comprehensive plan to address these problems this war on drugs, trafficking and smuggling is one that affects all of us. And it's time we pick up our pace in dealing with it in a focused and hopefully successful way. Again. This problem does not begin or end at our borders. This is a global problem, but for our purposes focused, primarily on our countries to the south, but it certainly the avenues available into the United States can be exploited by anybody. Who's got the money or the will to try to? Come into the United States illegally Senator John Cornyn. So by partnering with governments in Asia, Africa, Europe and Central America. We can begin to fight these cartels and take the money and the profits out of their sort of business. I look forward to hearing from our witnesses about the scope of the problems. I think one of the biggest challenges we have is a lack of public awareness. This is not looking through a soda straw. What's happening at the San Pedro bridge Tijuana. This is a much bigger problem. Much more complex and one we need to open that aperture and you'll help us here today and trying to understand before we can begin to come up with solutions. Before turning to Senator Durbin for his opening remarks at ask unanimous consent that Senator Grassi's opening statement for this hearing being -cluded in the record what you will be without objection. Senator durbin. Thank you. Mr. Chairman. Let me say to you. Onto the witnesses and the audience my apologies for coming in a few minutes late. I was on the floor for the farewell address of my colleague Senator Nelson. And I'm sorry. Was not here at the moment. I should have been the chairman. Thank you for this hearing. It was almost ten years ago that I have my first hearing as the chairman of the crime and drugs subcommittee in this room. The subject of the hearing the threat to the United States posed by the Mexican drug cartels ten years ago, we had that hearing at this hearing in March of two thousand nine a quarter to Justice department report that concluded Mexican drug cartels are quote, the greatest organized crime threat to the United States. So here we are at ten years later. Are we doing last month the DA's twenty eighteen national drug threat assessment concluded that Mexican drug cartels remained the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States? I close my two thousand nine herring by saying. We must take action to reduce the demand for illegal drugs in the United States and stem, the flow of illegal guns and money to Mexico. Democrats and Republicans must work together to find bipartisan commonsense solutions to this challenge. Now today ten years later, we are in the midst of a drug drug epidemic. Like we've never seen before in two thousand seventeen drug overdoses in the United States killed a record seventy thousand two hundred and thirty seven people the deadliest drug. We face is phenomenal. Last year twenty eight thousand four hundred sixty six overdose deaths involving federal an increase of more than forty five percent over the previous year much of the spent comes from China through the males. But federal is also being shipped from China to Mexico before being trafficked across the US border. The DA has found that the cartels transport. The bulk of their elicit goods over the southwest border through legal ports of entry using passenger vehicles. Are tractor trailers yesterday we had a hearing in the same room the customs and border protection Commissioner Mr mcilveen Macalinsan told me directly in October of twenty seventeen that his top priority was to secure the border with more dry through inspections systems, which he characterized as e portals what I asked him what he needed to keep narcotics out of the United States and make us safer. He said. Technology and personnel. He did not say a wall. According to the department of homeland security these drive-thru inspection systems, which Mr. McLean is referred to examine ninety eight percent of all the rail cars passing into the United States. But only eighteen percent of cargo passenger vehicles and see containers combined ninety eight percent of the railroad. Eighteen percent of the others yet the twenty nineteen president's budget, request included only forty four million dollars for these systems. I asked Mr. McClean and yesterday. What would it take? What do you need to put these portal systems in that basically scam these vehicles as they come through to try to detect contraband drugs people being smuggled drug trafficking, human trafficking. What do you need? He said three hundred million dollars. That's a fraction of five. Billion dollars. This president is demanding for the wall. And the administration sadly in its budget. Request did not ask for any funding for additional customs officers. Even though we clearly need more officers to detect drugs at the ports of entry and international mail. It was about six months ago that I got off a plane at O'Hare instead of heading into Chicago stayed out there at a postal facility and took a look at how we monitor the mail coming into the United States to try and detect drugs that are being sent by mail. And it happens every day. It's a good system that it's not nearly what it should be and the people there will tell you that they work at it. And they catch some of them. But a lot of them are not caught. Instead what the president is telling us now is we have to shut down our government if he doesn't get five billion dollars for a wasteful ineffective border wall. We need modern technology to stop the drug cartels from importing the poison. That's killing our kids. Not a mediaeval solution like a wall from Sita's shining sea. This is a circle to they aren't just exporting drugs into the United States. We are exporting drugs and laundered drug money into Mexico. What are we done to stop the iron river of guns from the United States that arms Mexican cartels to the teeth in two thousand sixteen J O found that seventy percent of crime guns seized in Mexico traced through ATF's crime gun tracing program came from the United States, according to the GAO, and I quote, most were purchased legally at gun shows and gun shows in the United States and then traffic illegally to Mexico. The federal agencies with jurisdiction over the southern flow of guns or ATF, which enforces federal gun was an ice which enforces export laws and investigates traffickers and cartels. Are they doing enough? ATF and ice have an agreement that governs their coordination on firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico, but in two thousand sixteen the geo found that there were shortfalls in information sharing and collaboration between ATF an ice. And that improvement was needed. I'm going to be sending a letter to the general counting office asking them to update their twenty sixteen report and to expand it to look at firearms trafficking to Central American countries. I invite my colleagues to join me democratic Senator dick Durbin customs and border protection. Also play a key role here the jail found and I quote custom and border protections. Outbound mission is to facilitate the movement of legitimate cargo. Well, interdicting the illegal export of weapons and other contraband out of the United States. However in two thousand seventeen seat CB spokesperson said that outbound inspections are only conducted quote when re. Resources permit. Why on earth doesn't this administration? Request more resources for outbound inspections to stop the export of deadly firearms from the United States to these Mexican cartels Are-are she's been radio programming from Friday. One thing congress do is finally prohibits straw, purchasing and gun-trafficking under federal law right now US attorney's office after prosecute those crimes as paperwork violations, which means most of multiple anytime doing it at all. Senator Lahey and Senator Collins on a Bill that would create federal offenses with real teeth for this effort during my hearing ten years ago, we heard testimony about the smuggling a bulk cash and laundered money from the United States back the cartels. It's the circle they export Connex in the United States. We export drugs. Pardon me. We export guns in laundered money back into these cartels. We wonder why they're so powerful. According to the latest DA drug threat assessment. The amount of bulk cash seen seized has been steadily decreasing over the last eight years. Reports that quote, large amounts of cash continue to be interdicted along major highway corridors with the cash typically concealed in hidden vehicle. Compartments are among legitimate cargo. Again, there would be strong bipartisan support in congress for more resources for up bound inspections. If only the administration put as much priority on this effort as they do on a wall. There is more that congress can do in two thousand thirteen when Democrats control the Senate we passed bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. Do you know how much was included in that Bill for border security funding, forty billion dollars in over sixty senators voted for it? No lack of well when it comes to border security. Sadly, the Republican leaders in the house refused to even consider the Bill early this year, we tried again after we got the report from Mr Leinen and others. I work with my colleagues on a bipartisan immigration agreement to include the border security provisions. He'd ask for increasing the funding for these e portals scanning devices port of entry infrastructure and personnel funding for biometric entry and exit screening on February fifteenth, a bipartisan majority of.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

News Radio 690 KTSM

07:00 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

"Three eight two eight nine I've had some complaints that I have the number of little too fast. So we have a lot. I mean, we we could probably do four hours tonight, but we're going to start with two. And again, I want to pick up on something that the president has used this past week. We used the briefly last week on the program when he talked about the mob is running against the mob, the mob mentality in the Democratic Party and this past week many in the media and many in the Democratic Party took exception with the use of the word mob. They were saying that they were. So now, we have a debate over that. But remember his quote last week was you don't give a matches to arsonists, and he is suggesting that by turning the Democrats back in power in at least in the house and Senate if you do that you're just turning you're turning the whole government over to a mob. So that was the first use of the term we have Republican operatives democratic operative. We have an economist jerks talk a lot about the stock market. And and some of the economic issues facing the country, certainly that came to a head last week a genie is let me start with you. You're a state Representative. You ran against Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary you did that win. But you ran a tremendous race getting over forty percent. Forty eight percent of the Republican vote. My question to you is the president's use of the term mob. Is it the right word. Or is it a little over the top? No. It's not a top at all. Because that's what you see visualized every day on TV. You have literally hundreds of people gathering in some sort of mob mentality and scratching supreme court door and just today in Chicago. I mean, they had a huge parade about move to vote. It was a very left leaning liberal parade route just voting rights in general. And so you've got these mobs doing this. Let's bring it home here in Illinois. We've had a winnebago Republican headquarters. You know, literally spray painted with the word rape. It's the same thing. You've saw New York at Republican headquarters spray painted and vandalized repeatedly. So you've got this mob throughout the United States in big cities and small cities thinking that they can own the conversation anything the Republicans are doing is wrong. Peter, I want to get your reaction. Yeah. I see a differently, but go ahead. I absolutely do. I mean, I think the thing is when you say mob and we're being attacked. Let's not forget when your party has the White House and majorities in the house and the Senate, and you're still claiming the underdog position that you're already on the defensive at this point to say, oh, you know, we were worried about the mob or we don't like the mob or these people who are expressing themselves in the Senate, then have Kavanagh's supporters there or have the president's supporters. I mean, there's he certainly at. That's not that's not where you have that battle. You don't have the ballot battle in a Senate hearing room. Absolutely. But it's it's. You screaming and the screeching and the extra and type language coming out of them. Like, there's something wrong going on here. This is supposed to be as civil process, and there was nothing. But incivility shown by the other side Miller of depaul university. Giants is go ahead, Mike. Yeah. There's a mob can take two forms, of course, protests. There's no doubt. That's the case you remember, the tea party had protests, and of course, the venue where they had the protest was cleaner after they left, and when they got there because they would pick up their trash now that's a protest a mob is when you become violent take a look at what happened in Portland, Oregon this week when when the black lives matters group and antifa took over an intersection where pounding on people's car, including senior citizens calling them white people in there, they should die and so forth, but the the mob that also scares me a lot is a digital mob that people can say things online with the intention of destroying someone even if what they destroy them with our lies. And to me that's mob mentality and because of the importance of the digital age. I think this is a renaissance thing. I agree with you. I don't I don't think freedom of speech, but don't tell me that that's not mob mentality. When you get people sending texts and emails and so forth. I agree that that there's no reason to perpetuate something that is objectively dishonest. I don't think that's ever appropriate. I. I wish the people that were doing these protests believed you, but they don't they think that they're justified move. I I think I think honesty, and integrity and not intentionally passing on a falsehood. I think that certainly rises above political divisions. So regardless of which will you vote or yeah. Peter you will run for political office. And we're unsuccessful we talk Ginny you have run at least for governor. You've you've run you've been around politics for a long time the issue of confronting someone who's an elected official either at their home or in a restaurant when their family is that fair game or not. You know, I think a lot of it depends on how you approach I know elected officials who've been approached by constituents in grocery stores, and but but it's been yeah. And it's been done. So it's been done so respectively or excuse me, respectfully, but I agree. I think whenever it's it's it's screaming it's chanting or it's or it is. Or it's or it's unproductive. I think it's certainly fine. If you say, look, I under you know, the vote that you took I disagree with it. But if there is ever a threat of violence, or if it or if the speech degrades into something that is that that that insult. It's really never appropriate to approach him. You know at maybe at your kids. Basketball game or or something that's never appropriate to approach them. Unless you're going to say a kind word. Issue. Mike. I mean, if you're really angry about a position that a politician has taken what should you do? Write your congressman stand outside with a sign but going into a private restaurant in disrupting not only the meal of the person, you're you're involving in this, but all the other diners there and affecting and look what happened when Sarah Sanders. Huckabee Huckabee Sanders was removed from that particular restaurant that the family went to another restaurant, and the owner of the red hen or whatever it's called called the other restaurants said oh guess who's coming? Make sure you don't let her eat. These are the people that take just a difference of opinion, and they take it beyond. What about what about what about planning and someone's offices? What about that? Their office differences lines. It's done civilly and respectfully it's different than yet. The idea that no actually though in San Senator Grassi's offices..

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"senator grassi" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

13:12 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"Just noticing your note. AM seven hundred Tucson's most stimulating talk. If there are things there Ryan. Each. I know I am one person. I love that people do and we'll get into that. In a second. I find that. It'd be interesting three things. I think you need to know number one is bred Kavanagh's accuser. Christine Ford has yet to accept the invitation to testify on Monday. In front of a Senate committee. Her lawyer goes on acts like a big shot all day yesterday. She'll do this. She'll do that bub-bubba. Now Republican Senator Grassi's like listen, I scheduled a hearing for Monday, if we don't hear back where people we invited them last night haven't heard back. It's now after twelve PM on the east coast in DC. We haven't heard back I'm going to cancel that hearing on Monday. Maybe they'll reschedule that vote for Thursday. Maybe this lady's, totally full of it who the hell knows. That's incredible. Second thing. I think you need to know the Trumpster has declassified some of the fighter documents showing how the FBI was given permission the DOJ to spy on the Trump campaign. He's also declassified every text between stroke in page in McCabe in or the rest of those those losers up at the FBI the top of the FBI in the DOJ that we're trying to destroy Trump. No redaction as well. Hopefully, those will all come out soon. Third thing. I think you need to know, listen, this is a this is a. This is a pretty big thing. It's a two parter. One the third thing. I think you need to know is one or a. The Emmys which were nothing but Trump bashing Republican bashing we're liberal and democrat they actually said that in the opening song. All it was was that the the ratings crashed to a record low a record low. But America's sick a Trump. They love what they're saying on Hollywood because he hate Trump so much Hollywood hates Trump. They must all hate Trump. Nobody's watching yet. The census bureau just told us Hispanic household. Incomes are now at an all time record high. Why would people vote for the Democrats are people that into them? I don't think they've got into them. Spanish are doing. Well, why to do and what black Americans are doing? Well. Hollywood is not a new all-time low record seven point four. Anyway, if people hated Trump so much wouldn't they get excited to watch? These idiots bash Trump and Republicans and everybody else. Just crappy actors, I don't know. Three things. I think you need to know. So there's that. So apparently some lady named joy called in. Ryan said can I can you do more local news and give us more local dirt? Didn't I do that? Like all last week when they're when it's there. It's they're going to do a freaking story about a house fire. I have things in a hopper. Don't you worry about it? But until are one hundred percent ready to go. Yeah. I mean, it's it is what it is ever find the jacker the mayor yet. No, it's been like three years. Now, they haven't found the carjacker the mayor. They don't know what happened to that guy. Weird story, very shady shady so joy, trust me. When there's local stuff, I'm on it. I'm going to give you the best of the best. Trust me on that. I don't want you to change the channel. If there was big local stuff. I'd be talking about a joy when there's not there's not. I mean, it's how much do you want from me? I'm one person. You know, what eight Ryan did you get? Did you get joys address? So we could send her her money back. I know you love me joy. I love you. Actually, you could just cut me a check. And I'll give you don't trust you. It's okay. I know it's not untrusting trust. All. So that's cool. So let let's before we get to the capital stuff. We'll get you on this. And just a second. I'm gonna I'm gonna need some sound to be played. I we have to we have to go back on the way back machine to last week to last week. Jim carey. Do you? Remember, Jim Carrey the actor? Jim Carey, do you. Remember what that guy said? Oh boy. Jim Carey is being owned right now. I'll tell you by by who is being on just a second. Jim Carey the who lost his is talent to being funny. It's just it's gone. It's he's he's not funny. He's a bitter bitter, dude, any hours as Canadian make fun of him. But he's he's Canadian guy, and they have some more socialism up there. But he was on bills. Bill Maher show about nine nine or ten days ago. We go Friday, and I put this in control screen you. See it up there, Alexis you see the control screen the main one. So Jim Carey's the top thing. Right. There said Jim Carrey was on Bill Maher show, and he they were bringing about talking about socialism. And I want you to hear I what happened. Here we go. Listen to this. So, you know, the the the Republicans are running with the word socialism. They're trying to say scare people scare pizza laminas Venezuela. Trump says here we're going to be living in Venezuela. In canada. Okay. Socialize story. And I am I'm here to tell you that this bull line on all of the political shows from people is that it's a failure. The system is a failure in Canada. It is not a failure. And can I never waited for anything in my life? I chose my doctors my mother never paid for prescription. It was fantastic paid and I just got back from Vancouver. And I keep hearing this like Canadians are so nice Canadians are so nice. They can be nice because they have healthcare. That's why I'm gonna put one more in their Alexis. Isn't they followed up with this? Listen, listen to Jim Carey, go. The Democrats seem to get a plan to fight. This slap this slender of socialism. You're going to be living in Venezuela. Yes. Listen to the word and everything we have to stop. I am. Say yes, we have to do it. Stop apologizing. You jerks, blah, blah, blah. We'll Jim Carey is actually being corrected by a journalist from Venezuela. Oh boy. You know, it just came out thirty percent of Venezuelans eat only once a day because they have no food there once a day. Once. So in an article published in the Venezuelan alad run runes if I'm pronouncing that correctly, I don't know columnist Lorraine O marquess argued socialism is the root cause of the country's current state of crisis. Did you have this schmuck? Jim Carey up there say yes to it. I mean, can you imagine how mad the starving? People. Venezuela must be well now, we're finding out. This columnist writes, dear Jim, I admire you a lot. But sometimes it seems that the inability of Hollywood stars to understand politics is directly proportional to their talent. Oh boy. Meaning you're dumb, and you suck at the same time. I read that you said we have to say, yes. To socialism to the word, socialism and everything perhaps for you. As for all humanity, the word socialism sounds beautiful. The journalists then went to explain why the why many defined socialism as socialism as the antithesis of selfishness synonym of concern for others support for the weakest and their needs of seeking health and education for all in reality. This columnist believes socialism today has deep threats he writes in Venezuela. We will we find is just that our regime is not for God's sake. The antithesis of selfishness in Venezuela. Dear Jim from what I have just told you there is no equitable distribution of wealth wealth is concentrated as rarely before. In our history in very few hands. Bernie right before you get back is Bernie Bernie Sanders wants to redistribute the wealth Bobo Bobo in Venezuela, which is a socialist country. The wealth is held by just a few. Yet idiots think it's wealth redistribution Marquez explained the people in Venezuela are at God's mercy and her fleeing the country. However, they can as they do not have access to medication food or other basic needs. He writes, this is a tragedy that is compounded by the denial of a regime that claims that the population has never been better. Jim Carrey's rep never returned a request for comment. So Jim Carey's out there say yes to socialism, blah, blah, blah guy living in. It's like, you're a moron. It's terrible. We're starving to death. We have no medicine. They are literally seeing dogs that are starving in the street. Bashing them in the head with a baseball bat and eating them for food in Venezuela. They're so desperate. And moron. Jim Carey and more on Bill Maher that dude's brain if you ever like, we we'd is not a serious thing. It's not a problem, blah, blah, shoes. It's really if you want to see someone get dumber because how much we they smoke. It's Bill Maher. Is it Jim? Carey canadian. Yes. Go home L. There's that's where you know. Go live in Venezuela to prove how great socialism is Jim. Well, you remember who who socialism benefits the guys on top? That's what he's the wealth is concentrated amongst the very few very few. You'd probably be one of those guys is that gonna get a lot of play in the media. Probably not probably not. People want to talk about cavenaugh and everything, Dan. Welcome to Kansas City. Hi, dan. Oh, how you doing this morning? All right. What's up, Dan? You were wondering why over whether or not she shows up. And if she doesn't show up what happened. Yes. Yes. The Democrats told you that this needs to be investigated. She doesn't show up and she shows up. They can take part in the story. But if she doesn't show up, then they can say, wow, we need to investigate this further. Interesting. See think it's a whole set up like that it could be a setup, and what are the consequences of them delaying this? Because if if he's not seated when the court goes in session a week from Monday, then we will have an eight judicial panel for the supreme court. Yep. Yep. At least be five three in favor of us. But I know I know what you're saying. I know what you're saying. I mean, this guy asked like a couple of hours ago this now for some reason, they stopped Cavanaugh. Don't you think the Democrats have thought this thought this out very very wrong in the fact that we're incorrectly in the fact that if cavenaugh has stopped this will actually motivate Republicans say all this is it I think it will motivate Republicans even more to go to the polls it could. But but I think they're looking long game. And if they can get another session where it's I think you're wrong. I think it's four four liberal conservative in what way. Kennedy Kennedy's done. And done. He was he was the swing vote. None of this will be six three. Okay. Maybe I'm wrong. But well, it's fine. You're I it's four right now. Kennedy's a swing vote four. And maybe you're right. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. It's early still. It's it's early still but obeyed because it'll be because they'll replace Kennedy with a heart with a an actual conservative, unlike Kennedy which are making definitive five four, and then if somebody else for whatever reason happens to leave then we can get a six three situation. So that's correct. You have a tie in the supreme court. It goes down. It goes back down to the previous ruling goes back down to the previous courts room. Yep. You're right. So the appeal courts, which tend to be liberal. Yup. This buys them another year of of liberal do the Kennedy goodbyes a year the Senate. There's no way the Democrats are taking the Senate. It's just not going to happen. But but you take what you can get small down. I gotcha. I gotcha. Dan. I appreciate it, man. Thank you for the perspective. All right. Take care. You know, what based on that irrigation? Let's do let's do one thirty one. If you don't mind one thirty. Let's go to that. Let's do one thirty one Kamala Harris was on CBS is early early show. And she was asked about the cabin or hearing and Christine Ford the alleged victim that claims you now remembers this just listen to the word. We'll pause it for reaction. Here we go hip lie. Got hanging. Go back and turn on for go back and say, this isn't a court of law. And so I wonder what the standard is here for you. And also just is it possible that while everything she feels his absolutely firm in her bones that she may just have the wrong guy..

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"senator grassi" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on WTVN

"Contact with the FBI here is still. In or consorting on how they're going, to continue to get Trump information to the FBI to the intelligence community even after he's been terminated for cause it's an extraordinary admission to the documents and we now know because of Senator Grassi's work because the congressman Jordan that the, FBI had seven interviews where they, treated or like he was an acid a source. And they treat or the interview them about what steel. Telling him even though they've, already. Higher steel, they're, not supposed to be using you steals, information it, really shows how, this this whole, process was corrupted let me. Bring Jim Jordan Jim I mean honestly you've been fighting for this this information these materials. Everything in between and you know it's a slow. Slow Slow, bleed. It's like, and, it gets worse every time and this, now puts, it on another, level explain your, thoughts and your interpretation Three three quick to John's been great you've been. Great on this digging digging and working, hard but three things remember it was just three weeks ago to Peter Struck admitted into here we had that the FBI in fact was. Getting the dock from, from, Bruce or. Who we, know is now getting it from Chris deal and getting it from his wife. Nellie he worked for fusion second When you read. These emails it's it's not it's it's Glenn it's it's Bruce it's Nellie it's it's Chris it's like these were all, best buddies. It's all first name so to John's point the number of times they they were. In touch with does they were like friends they were working together. On this project a putting this dossier together that that was just disproven and finally the big takeaway for me the big takeaway for me is, we gotta, get rooster and Nellie, or in for a deposition as soon as possible Bruce oars now the the key to this in my judgment, I make, John is exactly right he's the guy that we need to sit down. And talk with we, need to figure out what he. Said to to what what took place needs meetings with, with Christopher Steele because a lot of these emails but Chris but wait a minute but. We gotta add some other components to, this because remember in when when President Trump was coming in office now we're we're post dating this that that that or and and Steelers. Still involved remember it's unverified and salacious according to commes telling trump in january two thousand seventeen before he takes the oath of office but yet it was komi who signed off on the first fis award in october two thousand sixteen and yet meanwhile we now know that not only was was christopher steele being paid by the d._n._c. and hillary but now also by the f._b._i. and then was fired by the f._b._i. but they have vice f._b._i. still use that even though he was a liar and a leaker they still used it as the basis to get the fiso warrant against donald trump's associate in that particular case now the how much did the f._b._i. pay this guy yeah they continue to use the guy's information crystals information after they had fired him they just routed it through bruce and nellie or that is a key takeaway here i mean they go to the court they don't tell the court who paid for the dossier namely the clinton campaign they don't tell the court that the guy who wrote the darn thing have been terminated but they kept using the you've been terminated Kept using his, information it was just being routed through Bruce or and Nellie or that, is a big big problem is not supposed to work that way in this country but it, did I we're gonna take a break we'll come back more with Jim Jordan more with John Solomon coming up. On the other side listen most Americans this is sad?.

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"senator grassi" Discussed on KNSS

KNSS

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on KNSS

"Keep in. Mind at this point still been fired three months before any contact with the FBI here is still in or consortium and how they're, going to continue to get Trump information to the FBI to the intelligence community even after he's been terminated for cause. It's an extraordinary admission to the documents and we now know because of Senator Grassi's work because it congressman Jordan. That the FBI had seven interviews where they treat it or. Like he was gonna to. Ask a source. And, they treat or the interview them about what's telling him. Even though they've already higher steel they're, not supposed to be and you still information it really. Shows how this this. Whole process was corrupted let me bring Jim, Jordan, Jim, I mean honestly you've been fighting for this this. Information these materials everything in between and you know. It's. A slow slow bleed It's like and it gets worse every time and this now puts it on another level explain your thoughts and your interpretation three three quick to. John's been great you've been. Great on this digging digging and working hard but three things remember it was. Just three weeks. Ago to Peter Struck admitted into here and we had that the FBI in fact. Was getting the dossier from from Bruce or who we know was now getting it from Christillin getting it from his wife Nellie he worked for fusion second just when you read these emails it's not it's not it's it's. Glenn it's it's Bruce it's Nellie it's. It's Chris it's like these were all, best buddies it's all first name to John's point the number of times they were in touch with does they were like friends they were working together on this this project or putting this dossier together that that was disproven and finally the, big takeaway for me the big, takeaway for me is we gotta get Rousseau and. Nellie or in for a deposition as soon as possible. Bruce or is now the, the. Key to, this, in my judgment I think John exactly, right he's, the guy that, we need to, sit down and, talk with We need to, figure out what. He said to to what what took place needs meetings with with Christopher, Steele 'cause love these emails but Chris but, we gotta add some other components to this because remember in when when President Trump was coming in office now we're we're post dating this that that that. Or and and Steelers still involved, remember it's. Unverified and, salacious according to, commes telling Trump, in January, twenty seventeen before. He takes, the oath of office but. Yet it was Komi who signed off. On the first FIS award in October two thousand sixteen and yet meanwhile we. Now know that not only was was Christopher Steele being paid by the, DNC and Hillary but. Now also, by the FBI then was. Fired by the FBI but they have vice FBI still use that even though he was a liar and a leaker they still used it as the basis to get the Fiso warrant. Against Donald Trump's associate in. That particular case but now the how much did the FBI pay This guy yeah they continue. To use guys information crystals information after they fired him they just routed it through Bruce. And Nellie or that, is a key takeaway here I mean they go to the court they don't tell the court who paid for. The dossier namely the, Clinton campaign, they don't tell the court that the guy who wrote the darn thing have been terminated but they kept using, them when, they didn't know the court he terminated kept using his information it was. Just being routed through Bruce or and Nellie or that is a big problem and is not supposed to work that. Way in this country but it did I we're gonna take a break we'll come back more with Jim Jordan more, with John Solomon coming up on the other side listen most Americans this is sad you don't..

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"senator grassi" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Ask you about your what you did as a whistle blower but I I, wanna share with the audience with. The newest superstar in the Democratic Party, Alexandria Cossio Cortez had to say about ice we have to have a rapid response and I think every day that we go on especially a day when. Something that heinous happens we have to occupy all of it we need to occupy every airport need to occupy every border to occupy every ice office until those kids are back with their parents period Occupy we're talking about physical, actions getting in the face of vice. Going to their homes interrupting their work now we're talking about very this is the the situations where it becomes very dangerous for everyone involved It does it what's going to happen When I started targeting politicians. Now, they're gonna target each individual agent now the Cornell University was looking at Cornell was looking, at trying to sue ice agents individually which is it's now these agents are having a tough time beyond our job because they're getting there. Have a big target on our back And. I just it's just amazing to me you know. What would happen to to these communities. If, there was no such thing as ice I wanna talk about you and and and the, whistle blowing that you did during the Obama administration can you share it with the audience share back in twenty fifteen I was an ice Employees I worked for their headquarters I was in detailed over to. What they call the White House Security Council's human smuggling so which. Was a branch of DHS that was supposed to target and dismantle these. Smuggling networks our sending kids up north from south and Central America what I did was I found out that the Obama administration was we're bringing it there so many thousands of kids in the cost of what they were doing is they were, coming in getting like arrested by border patrol or come to the port of entry given over to. Ice ice was giving them the health and human services but. Then health services was handing them over to a contract at the show that would release them the sponsors what was happening was a lot. Of these sponsors thousands of them had criminal convictions and were criminals up two sets of vendors and, never releasing these kids who sponsors sponsor of, being, vetted what I did was I. Blew the whistle on that special counsel and. With their Senator Grassi's office. I went everywhere could just. Screaming out saying hey we gotta get these kids back now these want your MS thirteen. Type kids these were tenure age Kids so I became a. Whistle blow up wow Wow it's amazing I. Just is something that people would want to hear I think this is. Something the public deserves a hearing and something else so let's face it that, it's an. Issue that starting to rank up there a Gallup I think it was. Gallup recently I saw were immigration or slash illegal immigration has now, become the second most critical. Topic for, the midterms at least after the economy so it's I think? It's important that we that we get this right and I think for many that this whole thing is just, a ruse, or or, a smokescreen for open borders. Which is you know just doesn't work every nation every sovereign nation has the. Right and, most of them do control their borders in fact the irony of this whole thing's that, Mexico has much tougher immigration rules than we do but they do allow transit from South America for these folks to get on top of trains in. Ride them all the way up to our borders? So where do you see it going from here because right now I think we're on a dangerous slippery. Slope in and and we're starting to. Embrace Maximum velocity You know. It is it's crazy, right now and that's the thing that journey. Is dangerous and you know the smuggling attracting businesses that multibillion dollar a. Year business so we need to. Curb that but the thing is with the politicians and everything getting, behind immigration it's going to have a. Sharp divide the majority of the country. Wants immigration they want immigration laws that. Are affected they want. Immigration reform they want something that's going. To work we don't have a clear message that you have to follow the proper procedures to come, here legally then you're going to still have a continued influx of aliens coming across a And one thing I wanted to point out is that there, is a proper way to do this..

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"senator grassi" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"senator grassi" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

"A common defence though a people saying you know that there is what he did but underlying was not a crime and so therefore he should be impeached for it and so now you hear a lot of the same peoples same arguments being made by trump supporters david let me ask you to the wall street journal editorial board says above muller's to conflicted to lead the russia probe you mentioned this former fbi official who's been reassigned because he sent some anti trump tax and i think now he's in the siberia of the fbi he's in like human resources or something because they were worried by muller was worried about him tainting the case obviously cnn and other outlets have reported on decisions and and rolls that he played in this investigation and the clinton investigation do you think that in and of itself taints the entire investigation i think it definitely taints apportioning investigation i think director moller bob muller it's a patriot served our country with with great distinction for many years i think he's very sensitive to his reputation of his legacy i think this is this harnisch is it definitely i think that's why he moved to distance himself quickly i do think there needs to be a full vetting of this what exactly this individual touched how is involved it'd be fleshed out a lot more daylight is the best antiseptic i think you know if they were to go to the hill senator grassi's astra some this information already i i think that put out there i think director moller it makes his case a lot more credible if its distance and he pushes a lot more space between this individual and his investigation anna senator dianne feinstein said judiciary chairman senator jitters chairman senator chuck grassley she's the ranking she used to be the ranking democrat nisshin's ranking democrat on on on judiciary and chuck grassley the ranking republican she said he doesn't want to dig deeply on the russia investigation and sunday she said she saw the beginning of a building a case of obstruction of justice usually the ranking and the ranking democrat and the republican chairman get along pretty well we've seen that in intelligence committees we've seen in the judiciary committee in general that that's kind of a a harsh thing for feinstein to say i'm not saying she is wrong a right.

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