CBP Released False Government Statistics

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Trade released false government statistics. CBP’s Office of Trade stated that the total value of de minimis shipments fell from $67,039,140,875 in CBP’s FY 2020, down to $39,876,651,152 in FY 2021. These numbers are not accurate, and in fact are certainly a gross, material undervaluation,…

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U.S. Income Inequality Widened Further in 2021

Summary Annual U.S. Census report on incomes reveals that household median income fell slightly and inequality widened in 2021 Inequality and the shrinking size of the middle class have persisted in the U.S. for half a century. These trends are driven by globalization and the decline of U.S. manufacturing as a share of GDP. Inflation-adjusted…

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Production Tax Credits Unleash Tidal Wave of Investment in Manufacturing

$22 Billion of Investment to Create 15,000 Jobs The manufacturing incentives tucked into the Inflation Reduction Act have unleashed a tidal wave of investment in U.S. manufacturing unlike any we have seen in decades.  According to CPA calculations, and our calculations are a work in progress, so far $22 billion of investment dollars have been…

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Apple Freezes Plan After U.S. Senators, CPA Highlight Dangers of Chinese Chip Supplier

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement regarding reports that Apple has put on hold its plan to use memory chips from China’s government subsidized Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. (YMTC). Earlier this year, CPA and China Tech Threat (CTT) released a policy paper that highlighted the dangers of an…

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U.S. Domestic Market Share Index Hits All-Time Low

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released an update to the Domestic Market Share Index (DMSI), a new indicator that measures the success of U.S. manufacturing producers in the U.S. home market. The DMSI fell to 66.2 in Q2 2022, down from 67.2 in the previous quarter, indicating that domestic producers…

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CPA Urges Fed, Treasury, Congress to Address Soaring U.S. Dollar

Currency misalignment reaching critical level WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today formally urged the federal government to address the U.S. dollar’s continuing overvaluation. In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, and the leadership of the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees, CPA highlighted…

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CPA to Congress: U.S. Can Support Taiwan without a Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON — As the Biden administration and Congress consider a potential free trade deal with Taiwan, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has documented why such a deal would work against U.S. interests while offering little in the way of meaningful protection for Taiwan. Earlier this month, CPA submitted testimony to the House Ways…

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Job Quality Index Falls to 81.07

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) fell 0.45% to 81.07 in August, as low-quality job additions exceeded high-quality additions. Low quality jobs, i.e. jobs that pay weekly wages below the national average for all production and nonsupervisory workers, increased in the latest month, particularly…

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