1. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Measures Economy’s Problem


    NAFTA has become a one-word symbol for all of our country's trade problems, especially in places like Michigan, which saw auto and auto-parts manufacturing jobs move to Mexico.

  2. The Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Hits 5-Year High in January


    Advocates of free trade often say the practice increases exports, which 'creates jobs' and generates cash to reinvest in the economy. What they don't say is imports also rise, which destroys jobs and wealth.

  3. The Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Got Bigger in 2016, Action Needed


    A trade deficit can be a good thing if it's temporary and if the deficit is used for things that help our economy, like productive investment at home. But our trade deficit isn't doing anything productive.

  4. Enormous, Humongous November Trade Deficit Drags Economy Down


    Decades of selling off our manufacturing ecosystem, laying off millions and keeping wages stagnant for the rest brought us Trump's finger on the nuclear button.

  5. Enormous, Humongous $42.6 Billion October Trade Deficit Is Unbalanced


    A trade deficit is a deficit in people's jobs and livelihoods. Forty straight years of trade deficits is a big part of what led to Donald Trump.

  6. Enormous, Humongous $36.4 September Trade Deficit Helps Trump


    In normal times a trade deficit of $36.4 billion in a single month would be met with outrage, headlines, speeches, torches and pitchforks. In these abnormal times we're only getting the torches and pitchforks -- also known as Trump voters.

  7. Enormous, Humongous August Trade Deficit Prompts Trade Deficit Bill


    The stagnation of wages for working people just happens to correspond with the introduction of the intentional "trade" deficit. The consequences for society are dangerous.

  8. Enormous, Humongous July Trade Deficit Shrinks A Bit On Increased Export


    Trump says we need to fix our trade policies. That's correct. But Trump also advocates driving US wages down so low that companies won't want to move factories to find lower wages.

  9. June’s Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Is Up 9 Percent


    Imagine if we were engaged in actual "trade," and American factories had $66 billion more in orders in June. (And another $66 or so billion the following month, and every month.)

  10. Enormous, Humongous May Trade Deficit Helps Trump


    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opens up tariff-free trade with countries like Vietnam, which can only increase the "giant sucking sound" of U.S. job loss and increasing trade deficits.

  11. Enormous, Humongous April Trade Deficit Helped Cut Hiring


    A trade deficit is a measure of the jobs sent out of the country. The April trade deficit was $37.4 billion. The economy only added 38,000 jobs in May while manufacturing lost 10,000 jobs.

  12. Enormous, Humongous March Trade Deficit Gives Trump Election Ammunition


    The trade deficit news sets up this message: "We're not going to let ... all of these companies just think that they can move, go to another country, make their product, sell it back to us and we get only one thing, unemployment."

  13. February Trade Deficit Was Enormous, Humongous And Caused Job Loss


    Voters have certainly caught on that these disastrous trade policies, resulting in continuing enormous, humongous trade deficits, are driving jobs and wages away.

  14. Enormous, Humongous January Trade Deficit Hits Jobs, Wages


    The trade deficit is a metric for jobs leaking out of the economy, which causes wages to stagnate. The continuing trade deficit is the reason that Friday's February jobs report showed that manufacturing lost 16,000 jobs.

  15. Enormous, Humongous December, And Record Yearly, Trade Deficit


    The continuing trade deficit means that jobs, wealth and the economic ecosystems that enable a country to thrive (or at least make a living) are disappearing.

  16. November’s Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Continued Economic Damage


    This enormous, humongous trade deficit sucked a quarter of a percent from quarterly economic growth and will continue to drag down job prospects, wages and living standards.

  17. The Enormous, Humongous October Trade Deficit Report


    The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that the October goods and services trade deficit was an enormous, humongous $43.9 billion. This is for a single month.

  18. Enormous, Humongous $40.8B September Trade Deficit


    Lower crude oil prices helped cut imports. Sales of commercial airplanes and jet engines helped boost exports. The full effect of China's currency devaluation and the stronger U.S. dollar is yet to hit.

  19. Enormous, Humongous August Trade Deficit Welcomes TPP


    The enormous, humongous and ongoing trade deficit, month after month, year after year, drags down our economy. Will the media challenge candidates to discuss trade policy?

  20. Enormous, Humongous July Trade Deficit, Even Before China Devaluation


    These numbers do not reflect China's big currency devaluation, which happened in August. That is sure to drive the trade deficit higher.

  21. Enormous, Humongous June Trade Deficit Hits Jobs, Growth


    Our "strong dollar" policy is part of the problem. A high value to the U.S. dollar means that goods made here cost more than goods made in countries with "weak" currencies, so they get the orders.

  22. Enormous, Humongous May Trade Deficit Slows Economy


    Our enormous, humongous trade deficit is a measure of how many jobs, factories, companies and industries we are losing to our pro-Wall Street trade policies.

  23. April’s Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Was $40.9 Billion


    Imagine $40.9 billion of orders coming in right now to companies that make and do things inside the U.S. That is what we are losing because of this enormous, humongous trade deficit.

  24. Enormous, Humongous March Trade Deficit Creating Jobs Elsewhere


    The March trade numbers show that our economy can create a lot of jobs. But thanks to our trade policies, we created them somewhere else. It's time to change our trade policies so they work for We the People.

  25. Enormous, Humongous February Trade Deficit Is More Bad News


    Unfortunately, the drop in the trade deficit was not the result of our trade partners finally buying as much from us as they sell to us (a.k.a. actual trade).

  26. Trade Deficit Drops To Enormous, Humongous Level In January


    A continuing trade deficit literally drains our economy, jobs, wages, factories, entire industries and our ability to make a living as a country.

  27. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficits Widen, Further Exposing Failed Policy


    The U.S. has run huge trade deficits for decades since the "free trade" ideology came to dominate. The world's economy needs honestly, democratically and transparently negotiated trade agreements.

  28. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Falls To Enormous, Humongous Level


    Losing $39 billion in a single month is a terrible, terrible, enormous, humongous tragedy for our country. It represents tremendous pressure on wages and jobs.

  29. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Jumps, Drains Economy By $43 Billion


    The massive U.S. trade deficit jumped 7.6 percent in September, draining another $43 billion from our economy in a single month. That's $43 billion worth of jobs and business that went elsewhere.

  30. Enormous, Humongous August Trade Deficit Drained “Only” $40.1 Billion


    Another $40 billion leaked out of our economy in August, taking jobs, factories and good living standards with it. This means U.S. employers can further threaten employees with moving their job to China.

  31. Enormous, Humongous July Trade Deficit Drained $40.5B From Economy


    We reached a new job-sucking record with China. We continue to import much more than we export. That means a net loss of jobs and decline in living standards, month after month, year after year.

  32. June Trade Deficit: Still Enormous, Humongous – And Unsustainable


    As Yogi Berra says, "If something is unsustainable, it can't be sustained." At some point consumers will no longer be able to consume. But that will not occur in this quarter, which is what matters to Wall Street.

  33. Enormous, Humongous May Trade Deficit Follows Continuing Pattern


    Ask your local candidates for Congress if they understand what a trade deficit is, how large it is, how it affects jobs and the economy and what they intend to do about it.

  34. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Up In April


    Imagine that American factories and other businesses had received $44.2 billion more in orders last month, and every single month, and you can visualize the effect of this.

  35. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Went Down In March, But Still…


    Imagine the effect on our economy if companies doing and making things inside of the U.S. suddenly received orders for $40 billion of goods and services. And then another $40 billion every month.

  36. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Went Up Again In February


    It doesn't matter how much we might increase exports if we don't do something about imports, too, because if imports are higher than exports, that is a net loss of jobs and wealth.

  37. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Hits Manufacturing Jobs Hard


    The trade deficit went up slightly in January, and as a result manufacturing jobs aren’t doing all that well. That’s because a trade deficit means that jobs move out of the country.

  38. Enormous, Humongous December Trade Deficit


    Think about this: If companies making and doing things here inside the U.S. had received orders for another $471.5 billion in goods and services, how do you think our economy would be doing?

  39. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Falls, Thanks To Oil And Exports


    The reasons behind the fall in the trade deficit in November hint that the economy might be getting better. But our trade deficits are still large, and cost us lost jobs and prosperity.

  40. Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit And The Decline Of The Middle Class


    The US has run trade deficits since the late 1970s. Did the trade deficit cause the "decoupling" of wages and productivity that led to the decline of our middle class?