NAFTA and the Angry Middle-Class Voter

On a bleak February day, in plenty of time to impact the 2016 Indiana presidential primary, a flush U.S. corporation named United Technologies abruptly announced that it would be closing two Indiana manufacturing plants employing some 2,100 Americans — and shifting the plants’ operations to Mexico. [Carl M. Cannon| June 9, 2016 |Real Clear Politics]…

How to Revitalize U.S. Manufacturing

Nine policies that could spark new growth in factory jobs and the economic benefits they bring [Bob Tita| June 7, 2016 |The Wall Street Journal] After a long decline, manufacturing is returning to the U.S. Now it may be time for U.S. policy makers to give it an extra boost. The U.S. shed 5.7 million…

How Low Would We Go for TPP?

  The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the huge new 12-country trade deal, raises the question: How low would we go to get the next NAFTA-style deal? [Stan Sorscher| June 7, 2016 |Huffington Post] The basic idea of a trade deal is that we will lower our tariffs, you will lower your tariffs, and trade goes up. That…

Globalists Panic As EU Commissioners Deny ‘Death Of TTIP’

“It doesn’t mean the death of TTIP,” stressed European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom when pushed by reporters on whether or not the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be completed by the end of 2016. [Raheem Kassam| June 2, 2016 |Breitbart] The deal, pushed hard by the likes of Barack Obama, Jean-Claude Juncker, David Cameron, and Hillary Clinton is looking…

Government Announces Worsened April Trade Deficit Despite Trade Deals

June 3, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected] Washington ~ The federal government announced that the US trade deficit worsened yet again in April 2016. Policy makers who block efforts to fix currency manipulation and other trade cheating continue to cause poor US trade performance, job losses and manufacturing shrinkage. Here are the relevant…