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Deficit Spending Holding Recession at Bay

It’s been a long time since I posted on this subject – about a year and a half.  Some discussion about the national debt jogged my memory, and I was curious to see how my chart would look now. 771 more words


US trade deficit grows to $44.5 bn in June


© Getty/AFP/File | The US trade deficit grew 8.7 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted $44.5 billion

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US trade deficit grew more than expected in June as imports jumped and the gap with China continued to widen, government data released Friday showed. 27 more words


So disillusioned was I with Obama’s broken promises to address the problems with our trade policy, his broken promise to double exports in five years, his signing of the awful trade deal with South Korea and, more recently, his pursuit of bigger, more expansive trade deals with Pacific rim nations and with Europe, I vowed to myself that I would stay out of politics on this blog going forward.   787 more words


America's Best Trade Partners, 2015

In my previous post, we examined the list of America’s worst trading partners in 2015 and found that it was heavily dominated by nations that are much more densely populated than the U.S.   921 more words


US Public Debt and Consumer Debt - Increasing and Dangerous in 2008

According to the latest report on consumer debt put out by the Federal Reserve, the US consumer debt is over $2.5 trillion. Each year the amount of credit card debt in America climbs higher and higher. 1,636 more words

Pace of Growth in U.S. Trade Deficit with China Unabated in 2015

America’s trade deficit in manufactured goods with China continued to worsen in 2015 at the same pace that it has since China was granted MFN (most favorable nation) status by President Bill Clinton back in 2000.   725 more words


TTIP is a Horrible Idea for the U.S.


The above-linked article reports on opposition in the U.S. to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – otherwise known as “TTIP” – another of the Obama administration’s hare-brained trade schemes.   489 more words