Editor's Note: All this week in our special series "Broken Government," CNN is taking a hard look at our nation's government; the frustrating problems and the potential solutions. Today, our Carol Costello looks at the U.S. trade deficit and how we can compete with cheap foreign labor. And tomorrow on American Morning, we head to a small community surrounded by 14 chemical plants spewing cancer-causing waste. Why has it taken the government's environmental watchdog a decade to get involved?
(CNN) – Last year, the U.S. bought more from other countries than we sold. How much? More than $380 billion, according to the folks at the census.
So what's the fix? Some economic experts say we need to adjust free trade agreements. Our Carol Costello went to Baltimore, Maryland to find out why.