How The Record Q1 U.S. Trade Deficit Shrank the Economy

For years, mainstream politicians and economists have pooh-poohed America’s huge and growing trade deficits and tried to argue they don’t matter. In the first quarter of 2022, those commentators got a wake-up call from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. On April 28, the BEA issued a press release pointing out that U.S. gross domestic product…

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Commerce Department Targets SEIA’s Chinese Members Linked to Forced Labor in Solar Investigation

United Steelworkers Concerned about SEIA’s Misinformation Campaign WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement after the Department of Commerce identified three Chinese solar manufacturers linked to forced labor that are members of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in the Department’s anticircumvention investigation. The Department of Commerce is requiring…

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Tariffs Could Have Helped Us Avoid the Current Inflation Spike

  By Amanda Mayoral   Summary Global supply-chain crises, over-dependence on foreign production and government stimulus best explain the current inflation problem. Policy makers should learn from current crises and enact policies to reduce our strong dependence on unreliable foreign suppliers. Tariffs can cause a one-time rise in prices, but they don’t cause persistent month-after-month…

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Secretary Raimondo Exposes SEIA’s Big Lie on Solar Tariff Rates

SEIA Exposed as Front for Chinese Solar Companies WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for exposing the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) big lie that triple digit tariffs would result from the anti-circumvention petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., against four Southeast Asian countries, calling such…

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