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Smith and Gerwin: The Math of Exporting to Asia-Pacific Region

October 4th, 2012

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By: Rep. Adam Smith and Ed Gerwin

This piece was originally featured on Roll Call.

At the Democratic National Convention, President Bill Clinton reminded America that sound economic policy is often a matter of straightforward arithmetic.

One area where the economic equation can add up nicely for the United States is increased export trade, especially expanded exports of “Made in America” products to the rapidly growing markets of the Asia-Pacific region.

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Fixing Social Security is progressive

January 20th, 2011

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

Last week, 200 progressive organizations launched a public campaign directed toward President Barack Obama that argues against any fix to Social Security that would touch future benefits. This is not only bad for Social Security; it’s not particularly progressive.

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