New letter to Rep. Richard Neal (MA01) against Fast Track

The following letter was sent to Rep. Richard Neal (MA01) by the Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee, a local democratic party committee in his district, in opposition to Fast Track.  Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee March 9, 2015 Congressman Richard Neal341 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Neal: The Great Barrington Democratic Town…

Forbes: America’s Trade Deficit- The Job Killer

Let’s begin with some basics: Trade deficits must be financed. A country simply cannot have a trade deficit unless private or government investors are willing to finance it. This is not simply an accounting convention – it is real debt. [Reposted from Forbes  |  Mike Collins  |  January  15, 2015] Normally trade deficits are self…

AAM: Manufacturing Gains 8,000 Jobs in February

The Department of Labor reported this morning that America’s manufacturing sector added 8,000 jobs in February. [Reposted from the blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing  |  March 6, 2014] The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, progressed to +383,000 jobs, after revisions to…

NYT: A Trade Deal and the Threat to American Jobs

To the Editor: Re “Congress’s Critical Role on Trade” (editorial, March 2): You write, “Congress has a responsibility to give the American negotiators clear instructions on what it would like to see” in a trade agreement. We agree, but in the case of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, those instructions are five years late. [Reposted from the…