America has lost approximately 63,000 factories since 1999; while the 2016 trade deficit for manufactured goods was over 800 billion dollars.
US population is rising by over 2.7 million annually. Legal immigration has averaged 1,030,000 per year over the last five years.
Canada currently has a higher standard of living that the United States, while most Americans between the ages of 60-65 have less than $10,000 for retirement.
The average worker in the lower middle class; which represents over half of America, has about the same annual income as 10 years ago.
Both the upper and lower middle classes are shrinking, while the lower class is growing.
The recent wage increases that have been so highly publicized are all going to the upper 20% of wage-earners.