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    How can that be???

    With all that "winning" going on, all those wonderful deals Trump and ONLY Trump can make....how can it be that our trade deficit continues to expand???

    https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade...ease/ft900.pdf

    Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $49.1 billion, or 11.9 percent, from the same period in 2016.
    Gee...with a damn near 12% increase in the trade deficit you would think every American would be unemployed by now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    With all that "winning" going on, all those wonderful deals Trump and ONLY Trump can make....how can it be that our trade deficit continues to expand???

    https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade...ease/ft900.pdf



    Gee...with a damn near 12% increase in the trade deficit you would think every American would be unemployed by now!
    Hang tight a year, then let's revisit. We're still operating under Maobama's trade "deals".
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Hang tight a year, then let's revisit. We're still operating under Maobama's trade "deals".
    Then the joke will be on you because trade deal structure has zero to do with trade deficits. Trade deficits are driven primarily by lack of domestic manufacturing. As a result US consumers purchase more imported goods than domestically made ones.

    Itís a shame they donít teach this stuff in schools any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starman View Post
    Trade deficits are driven primarily by lack of domestic manufacturing. As a result US consumers purchase more imported goods than domestically made ones
    So you're just not paying attention to what Trump's been doing for the last year?
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    So you're just not paying attention to what Trump's been doing for the last year?
    Those actions do not affect trade deficits.

    Start with Thomas Sowellís book Basic Economics and see where that takes you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starman View Post
    Those actions do not affect trade deficits.
    You said:

    "Trade deficits are driven primarily by lack of domestic manufacturing."

    So again, I say: So you're just not paying attention to what Trump's been doing for the last year?
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
    ~Eldridge Cleaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post

    So again, I say: So you're just not paying attention to what Trump's been doing for the last year?
    I sure have.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...130-story.html

    https://actionnetwork.org/user_files...rs_Worsens.pdf

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-car...tml/?a=viewall

    What were you saying about what Trump's been doing over the last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starman View Post
    Those actions do not affect trade deficits.

    Start with Thomas Sowell’s book Basic Economics and see where that takes you.
    Was Sowell a Communist or a Capitalist or just confused.......?
    Deficits have not hurt the USA so far....just Union jobs that have priced themselves out of existence.....
    When you lie down with dogs, you're going to get fleas....


    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    How is it that you don't see how crazy you sound when you do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    Was Sowell a Communist or a Capitalist or just confused.......?
    Just when I thought you were beginning to be self-sufficient...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sowell

    Deficits have not hurt the USA so far....just Union jobs that have priced themselves out of existence.....
    Compare and contrast the negative/positive of trade deficits/surpluses.

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    yeah who cares .......

    ..... give cheap stuff made in China on Slave Labor Manufacturing Lines

    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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