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Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Grows

Dave Johnson Campaign for America's Future
We let companies close factories here, move the equipment to China, bring the same goods back to sell in the same stores, and call that “trade.” But we don’t just “let” companies do this, we give big tax breaks that practically force companies to do this.

Big Oil's (Taxpayer Subsidized) Big Profits

Mijin Cha Policy Shop Blog / Demos
Gas prices are down nearly 35 cents from last year, yet this has had virtually no impact on this year’s first quarter profits of the big oil companies.
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