Corn Belt farmers hankering for a fleecing by Castrogonia
They've got credit fever, and the only prescription is a good swindling.
Farmers in central Illinois are asking Cap'n Obama to lift trade restrictions on the Castro Kingdom so they can sell their corn to the terrorist state on credit.
Apparently, they seem not to know or to care that the "federal restrictions on financial dealings" that they want to circumvent protect them from financial ruin. And they also obviously don't give a damn about human rights abuses on the primitive island nation.
Their callous ignorance is no different from that of the vast majority of their fellow countrymen.
As only .001 percent of the U.S. population knows, the so-called "embargo" against the Castro Kingdom does not prevent American farmers from selling their goods to the rogue state, which is why the U.S. is one of Castrogonia's main trading partners. The "embargo" merely prohibits selling these goods on credit. Ultimately, this prevents the Castrogonian state -- the sole monopolistic trading entity on the island -- from defaulting on loans.
And as only .001 percent of the U.S. population knows, Castrogonia has a habit of never paying its debts, or of paying only a small fraction of what it owes to those who sell goods to it on credit.
Well, Mildred, if your corn belt neighbors do manage to sell their produce to Castrogonia on credit, you'd better get ready for trouble on the farm, even to a rash of foreclosures.
From The Bloomington Pantagraph, this blogger's one-time employer. He delivered thousands of issues of this newspaper door-to-door in Bloomington in 1964-65. Bloomingtonians are among the nicest people on earth, and therefore perfect targets for the swindlers who run Castro, Inc.
Illinois Corn Growers want to expand trade with Castrogonia
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Corn Growers Association wants President Barack Obama to expand trade opportunities between the U.S. and Cuba.
In a statement Monday, the Bloomington-based organization says Cuba's location makes it an "excellent opportunity for Illinois commodity and food products." That's because the country is located close enough to southern U.S. ports for barge travel.
But the corn growers say federal restrictions on financial dealings with Cuba make doing business difficult.
Gary Hudson is the association's president. He says Illinois ranks sixth nationwide in lost trade opportunities because of the financial and travel restrictions.
The association is part of the Illinois Cuba Working Group, which the General Assembly formed in 2013.
Among other things, the organization is asking Obama to establish an agricultural trade office in Cuba.