Perdue Earns Support from Predecessor

February 2, 2017 11:30 AM

President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of agriculture, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, has gained a fresh endorsement.

Former Sec. Tom Vilsack says he’s spoken with Perdue and thinks he will be able to do the job, saying, “Perdue knows full well the opportunities and challenges that exist in rural communities.”

Perdue is the only cabinet nominee to secure the support of his predecessor from the Obama administration. Perdue’s senate confirmation hearings are expected in mid- to late February. 

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m m
Grayling , MI
2/3/2017 08:24 PM

  Good for cotton and oranges, that's it

bad axe, MI
2/3/2017 08:45 AM

  I wonder if Sonny can keep this AG sector going when this credit market comes crashing down at least Vilsack thinks so. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics most recent report said there's 153,000,000 adults in the work force at full employment in this country. They also said the average wage for a adult worker in this country is $48,000.00. Now taking the bureau of labor and statistics numbers of 153 million workers times 48 thousand dollars that's 7.3 trillion . The credit market debt in this country is 68 trillion, the government owes 19 trillion the private sector owes 49 trillion. It would take 9.3 years to pay off the credit market in this country if you applied all wages . That means no food, no house, no clothes, no car, no computer, no facebook, no Walmart, all income going to debt reduction. So Sonny good luck , this isn't good.


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