From the Washington Post (AP):
"The U.S. trade deficit hit an all-time high of $60.3 billion in November as American appetites for foreign oil and even imported food reached record levels."
I thought that we were a nation with lots of agricultural production capacity.
Don't like what is going on? Contact your representatives in Congress! These are the people getting mega-bucks from special interests! Push back a little and ask them if they would like to be re-elected.
I will let you in on something that is not quite a secret, but is still little known: Clinton, Bush, and a well paid (by special interests) Congress passed laws making it really easy for corporations to register off shore and avoid a lot of their US tax burden. Now the deficits are going through the roof, the rich and corporations easily move assets out of the US to avoid the looming economic crash, and regular folks are going to get screwed.
I just thought that you might like to know what is going on :-(