I believe that our government should adopt two national economic goals: To be a productive nation steadily growing a large per capita GDP and to share widely the prosperity made possible by that productivity.
Hard-working taxpayers are literally helping finance the sunset of their own jobs. Our government needs to start buying American, bolstering domestic manufacturing, and protecting our intellectual property.
For Obama's trip to Asia, the White House paints a full agenda -- Afghanistan, human rights, North Korean nukes, climate change, trade relations, and the economy. But it's really just the economy, stupid.