Saturday, January 23, 2010


     It is the sound of silence, nothing being made in American factories.  You said yesterday on your trip to Ohio that if we raise the amount of goods going to other countries by just a percentage, jobs will be created.  Well that's dandy but we need to create those jobs and open the factories to do so.  This might be a swell time to have a meeting with those in the know and take some advise from some experts in the field...time is getting short.

A new report released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) finds that manufacturing fuels economic prosperity but requires pro-growth policies to create jobs and remain globally competitive.  "Manufacturing generates more economic activity per dollar of production than any other business sector in the country. Manufacturing industries perform almost two-thirds of the private sector research and development (R&D), driving America's leading edge in innovation and break-through technologies. But manufacturers in America face serious challenges that threaten to undermine their contributions to U.S. prosperity," said Lori Anderson, chair of the CMA and president and CEO of the International Sign Association.
The report offers a number of specific recommendations to create jobs and enhance U.S. manufacturing innovation, productivity and competitiveness including the following:
  • Reduce the corporate income tax rate on profits earned from production in the United States to match those of our major trading partners.
  • Make the research and development (R&D) tax credit permanent to provide more certainty for private sector decisions to undertake R&D.
  • Make the commitments now that will guide private sector decisions on R&D investment for cleaner energy technologies and more varied energy sources.
  • Continue to improve our education system to enhance the pool of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates and support programs of technical training and certification.
  • Assure the health of small businesses, for example, by widening the lowest corporate income tax bracket. They are niche suppliers of components and parts for finished goods manufacturers. And they are also important investors in and initiators of high-risk, ground-breaking innovative endeavors.

World Steel Output Down 8% in 2009

However China's output increased 13.5%


  1. The National Association of Manufacturers report does indeed list some great fixes that will jump start job growth.

    What's the odds that Obama will enact even one, just one of them? The same odds that Michael Moore will lose 50 pounds in 5 weeks. The same odds that PETA's 401(k) manager will include Andriana Fur stocks in its mix. Zero chance, zilch, nada, bumpkus.

    All of these ideas are based on free market capitalism, which Obama loathes as much as Dracula despises cruxifixes.

  2. All Obama knows in leadership is giving a feel good speech full of positive rhetorical tools. That speech yesterday was shameful on the part of an American president. Giving speeches isn't hiring people, and he is clueless as to how to shape the economy to grown without violating his own socialist principles.

  3. The problem is that Obama and the libs don't want the economy to improve. As long as they can blame it on somebody else, they can continue on their statist path.


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