U.S. los­ing peo­ple, jobs, rev­enue

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

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

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