The “Apple hearing” is underway (Go Sen. Levin!!) with Apple CEO Tim Cook explaining why Apple “can’t” bring back over $100 billion they have parked outside the country because they […]
The Communications Workers of America is asking people to contact their senators to block an effort to undermine American workers using the H-1B visa program. Here’s the story. What Is […]
President Obama is in Texas to launch a “Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour” that focuses on manufacturing. The president announced an executive order creating three “manufacturing hubs” — Manufacturing Innovation […]
We give away our jobs and factories and industries to China. Some geniuses apparently thought that meant we should also let our military security be contracted out to China as […]
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative which will make American companies more competitive in the world economy.
First it was Fix the Debt, with tax-dodging corporations “leading the charge for massive new corporate tax cuts paid for with cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” Now there’s […]
Some countries go to great lengths to keep their currencies "weak" relative to where currency markets say they should be set. This gives companies these countries a competitive advantage.
“We need to make it clear that when we spend American taxpayer money, we are spending it on Americans,” said Rep. Garamendi, on a conference call today.
This morning House Democrats introduced ‘Buy America’ legislation to make sure taxpayer money that is used for transportation purposes gets used to support U.S. manufacturing and create American jobs. The […]
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has a guest-post at the DOT's Fast Lane. He writes that "Buy America" requirements in government infrastructure projects are boosting American manufacturers.
Before the election President Obama set a goal of doubling exports and creating one million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016. What has to happen for these goals […]
Yet another report is out showing how the trade deficit is costing us millions of jobs and hurting our economy. This report has specific numbers: between 2.2 million and 4.7 […]
Now that he is a freshman senator, Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy says he plans in the coming weeks to continue the push he started as a member of the House […]
Oddly, the top international cyclist – Lance Armstrong – and the top international retailer –Wal-Mart – revealed last week that they have much in common. No, not doping. It’s their […]
Walmart has announced an initiative to buy more American-made goods and hire more than 100,000 veterans during the next five years. This is great. Will they pay the veterans a […]
DC frets about the budget deficit, which is money we owe mostly to each other, spent on things we do for each other to make our lives better. But the trade deficit is money that actually leaves our economy, making us poorer and less able to make our lives better.
In the campaign Romney and Republicans promised to crack down on China’s currency manipulation on the “first day.” Yesterday the Obama administration again declined to label China as a currency […]
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown won reelection by “waging class warfare” using middle-class populism. Here is how.
The voters clearly voted to do something about the bad trade deals, trade cheating and currency manipulation that are draining our jobs and economy. The big money likes things just […]