U.S. trade policy has become horror show

If the host of vampires attempting to suck the lifeblood out of American manufacturing and industry is any indication, U.S. trading policy has become a real live horror show. [Paul Nehlen| July 13, 2016 |JS Online]  The nightmare has been deepening for decades with every massive, multinational, crony trade deal we’ve embraced. Now, the looming…

Latest Trade Flip: Potential VP, Gingrich

Donald Trump’s top three picks for a running mate – former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – may be nodding along with the New York businessman’s defensive stance on trade now, but past records show they have a soft spot for free trade. There is a…

Public anger about corporate power dominant factor in views on trade & TPP

New polling for Public Citizen provides powerful new insights about the public’s views on the trade issue generally, the Trans-Pacific Partnership specifically, and one of TPP’s central components – Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). This unique survey of likely voters identifies key targets in the trade debate among Democrats, independents and Republicans and demonstrates how…

Goods and Services Trade Balance Worsened in May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 13, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected] Government report: Goods and services trade balance worsens by 10 percent in May despite trade agreements Washington~ The Commerce Department announced that the US trade gap increased yet again 10.1% to  $41.1 billion in May. China alone makes up over half of the May deficit…

TRUMP, GOP MERGE VIEWS ON TRADE

The Republican Party appears to be taking some of the bite out of Donald Trump’s fiercest trade criticism, crafting a platform closer to its traditional trade views but taking a neutral position on President Barack Obama’s signature trade achievement, the TPP. [Megan Cassella| July 12, 2016 | Politico]  “It’s always better to have calm words…