5. Lower the trade deficit
The U.S. has an approximate $46 Billion trade deficit. A trade deficit means that we have more dollars flowing out of the country and into the hands of foreign powers to buy foreign goods, than returning to buy American goods. This leads to less stimulus for the American small business and slower economic recovery and job creation. Rising oil prices and imports from China are driving the trade deficit up, major barriers to creating enough jobs to stem rising unemployment. View More.