That drives us to buy the cheap "cra*" coming out of China or the "no taste" vegies coming from Mexico and South America.
It's a "no gain" for the USA. The trade deficient, the overlapping social programs and the dependency on FOREIGN oil are the three problems which need fixing. Fixing those problems would change the flow of money and those necessary programs for the poor and hungry will benefit along with providing new jobs.
The Dems refuse to a meeting of the minds on any of them. Their voters are after all, the Unions, social program benefactors, the Eniro Nazis and "women"....the base that gave Bubba his win. IMHO
I'm more thinking of the GW argument as put forth by "scientists" performing non-blind "research" that perpetuate the manmade GW myth, in part, to get more funding to do more research to perpetuate the myth to get more funding.....
...but you're spot on per the aspects of the economic impacts.