“Folks, our nation’s hen houses are on the attack. If we don’t act now, it’s no more fried egg and cheese biscuits for us. No more fried chicken. No more chicken noodle soup. No more Wendy’s Spicy Chicken sandwiches. It’s gone. All gone. As soon as these bastards get their hands on our chicken, the only thing we’ll have is either Curried Chicken or Chicken Tacos. And who eats that shit? This is America folks. If we let ISIS and illegal Mexicans get to our chickens, it’s over folks. The American dream is dead. But, I’m here to tell you folks, I’ve read on Twitter and Facebook that the best thing we can do to keep the chickens safe is guarding them with nature’s top assassin. The fox. The fox is a ruthless killer, heartless, and he’ll snuff out anyone trying to hurt our nation’s precious hens. God bless foxes, and God bless America!” said Trump. The crowd of news reporters and farmers erupted in a thunderous applause.
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:16 PM
If You Aren't Worried About A Trade War, You Don't Know About The Chicken Tax
The switch to factory farming in the United States after World War II transformed chicken from a luxury food to a mass-produced commodity. Once American poultry companies had satisfied the domestic demand, they started shipping their surplus boilers and fryers across the Atlantic.
Soon, European chicken farmers were crying foul.
As the price of poultry plummeted across the newly formed Common Market, European countries established price controls. France was the first to impose tariffs on U.S. chickens, but West Germany soon followed. American chicken exports fell so precipitously that some U.S. politicians threatened to pull U.S. troops out of Europe.
Instead, the United States decided to retaliate economically.
Chicken Tax Makes Trucks Expensive and Unavailable
The Great Chicken War
The German Chancellor reported that half of his correspondence with President Kennedy was over chickens.
According to Wikipedia, the Chicken Tax is a 1963 tariff imposed by the United States on potato starch, dextrin, brandy and light trucks. It was a tit for tat response to tariffs imposed by France and West Germany on U.S. chickens. The period from 1961-1964 was actually known as the Chicken War.+
The Dutch claimed that U.S chickens were being priced below the cost of production. The Germans accused the Yanks of "fattening chicken artificially with arsenic". Tariffs were imposed, first by France and then by Germany. This resulted in a 25 percent decline in U.S. chicken exports.
The Cato Institute called it "a policy in search of a rationale" in its 2003 study, Ending the Chicken War: The Case for Abolishing the 25 Percent Truck Tariff. In this study, author Daniel J. Ikenson notes that domestic producers control "87 percent of the U.S. pickup truck market." Its only usefulness now, says Ikenson, is as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations. But since the Japanese already manufacture in the States because of the tariff, that point is virtually moot.
Especially today, when almost everyone recognizes how beneficial free trade is, the Chicken Tax is wildly unreasonable.
It is absurd that, except for light trucks, all other components of this tax have been repealed. It is also absurd that the Chicken Tax is ten times that of a normal tariff. It’s absurd that even American companies like Ford are engaging in wanton destruction to avoid this tax. And it is almost criminal that the tax on light trucks came about because of graft in the Lyndon Johnson administration.
Clearly, this tax is only useful as fodder for an absurdist comedy or a stand-up comedian. It deserves to be ridiculed for the ludicrous outrage that it is.
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:24 PM
I suppose that's why the Colonel has been feeling the pinch lately...
'FCK': KFC issues full-page apology for 'chicken crisis'
'It’s been a hell of week, but we’re making progress, and every day more and more fresh chicken is being delivered to our restaurants'
But the chain is trying to see the funny side with an advert that has been hailed a “masterclass” in PR crisis management.
The full-page image on the back cover of the Metro newspaper shows an empty bargain bucket with the company’s logo rearranged to read “FCK”.
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