U.S. losing people, jobs, revenue
It is expected that a U.S. president address the major concerns of citizens during his term in office. In 2016 more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, including from illicit and prescription opioids. About 17,000 deaths, including more than 15,000 from heroin, were from all illicit drugs. More than 99 percent of illegal drugs are shipped from Mexico.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute indicates that the trade deficit between China and the U.S. cost 3.4 million jobs from 2001 to 2015. In 2017 China exports to the U.S. totaled $506 billion, whereas U.S. exports only amounted to $130 billion.
It’s time President Trump addressed these issues.
MORRIS GIVNER Halifax, Nova Scotia