Tax And Bend

It would appear Mexico received President Trump’s tariff message, and they are, for now, jumping on the team and coming on in for the big win.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the White House’s immigration deal includes an array of fresh concessions from Mexico, pushing back against questions over whether the president actually pushed Mexico to agree to new terms.

“We’ve heard commitments before from Mexico to do more on their southern border. The last time they deployed down there was about four or 500 officers,” he said. “This is more than a tenfold commitment to increase their security in Chiapas — that’s where people are entering from Guatemala into southern Mexico.”

It will shock you to learn the fake news media urinalists are claiming there is nothing new to this deal, and furthermore, orange man bad.

The U.S. has revoked its threat to slap the Latin American country with a 5% tariff on all of its goods. In return, the Mexican government has pledged to send around 6,000 National Guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala, allow more asylum seekers to remain in Mexico, and more forcefully combat human trafficking and smugglers.

The president has also stated the tariffs will be imposed if Mexico does not comply, stating, “I am now altering the deal, pray I do not alter it any further… “

Farm Aid

From Ronni’s lips to the president’s ears; the Trump administration will be unveiling an aid plan for farmers hit by the recent U.S. tariffs.

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that a $12 billion farmer emergency aid plan is in the works on Tuesday to temporarily mitigate the effects of U.S. tariffs and ongoing trade negotiations.

The U.S. Agriculture Department, headed by Secretary Sonny Perdue, released the plan on Tuesday. Perdue was instructed this year to investigate potential remedy to farmers’ concerns about tariffs and trade disputes between the U.S. and its trading partners.

The Washington Post reported details of the $12 billion plan, according to sources who had been briefed on it. The plan is expected to go into effect by Labor Day.

As I said to Ronni yesterday, I am not a fan of tariffs, mostly because they usually end up hurting the consumer. The relief is a great idea, and it’s a win politically. Wyatt approves.