The Obama administration has filed a trade complaint against China for violations involving "extensive" government subsidies for autos and auto parts. From Reuters, at HuffPo: Barack Obama: China Auto Subsidies 'Directly Harm Working Men And Women',
We as a country have been running enormous trade deficits that enormously benefit our 1% at the expense of the rest of us.
Monday's final campaign debate focuses on foreign policy.
Every day President Obama reads and responds to letters from citizens. This illustrates his basic philosophy: people first. By contrast, for Mitt Romney, profit is the priority.
In tonight's foreign policy debate, Mitt Romney will say that the way to get jobs back from China is with more free trade and lower taxes. But China's Communist. It already has tougher trade restrictions and higher taxes than we do. How, exactly, will more tax cuts help us compete?
Ohio is the center of the Presidential election, and the center of the fight over manufacturing policy and trade policy.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been all bluster and no action on China's cheating on trade, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said today, and the proof is in a bill that would address China's cheating that is currently languishing in the House despite broad, bipartisan support.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, son of an American Motors CEO, naturally says he loves American cars.
Let's look at some simple stats... U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2000: 17,292,000 U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2012: 11,860,000
At least one moderately good thing is coming out of the ideological sewer that is the House of Representatives these days: legislation that will require the executive branch to develop "a strategy to promote growth, sustainability, and competitiveness in the Nation's manufacturing sector."
The old dawg can still hunt. At the top of his game, gaining energy from the crowd, Bill Clinton, the “old country boy from Arkansas” tore it up last night in Charlotte. Political junkies, pundits of all stripes, and Democratic activists were agog, watching the maestro at work.
How's this for a radical, anti-American statement? The Republican Party's draft platform mocks American workers' pensions as useless artifacts which were "born in an old industrial era beyond the memory of most Americans."
It's interesting to see the U.S.
The game is to underprice your product until your competitors go out of business (like Solyndra & other solar companies). Then you own the market. This is about a lot more than just jobs. Our government is finally doing something about leveling the playing field!
It’s a damning report because it says America has endangered itself by allowing both its manufacturing sector and its infrastructure – like dams, roads and bridges -- to deteriorate.
Kudos to Matt Miller in the Washington Post for asking the $295 billion question-- WHO'S GOT THE GUTS TO FINALLY GET TOUGH ON CHINA?
A new report says American is too dependent on non-US suppliers. If there were to be a catastrophic event or serious emergency -- or war -- our country could not respond quickly enough, because of the offshoring of critical manufacturing sectors and a reliance on foreign suppliers.
Yesterday Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen spoke to a very-well-attended "Bring Jobs Home" rally in San Francisco.
American manufacturing is like apple pie to American voters: we love it and want more of it regardless of our politics, race, gender, income, or hometown.
The big brouhaha over when Mitt Romney left Bain Capital began when the Obama campaign accused Romney/Bain of offshoring jobs.
Following is the talk I gave to the Take Back the American Dream conference panel, Making It In America: Reviving and Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing. You have undoubtedly heard the numbers, almost all of them bad.
While on vacation last week, I came across a CNN analysis that asked an important question, especially in light of Friday’s jobs numbers: Where are the jobs bills?
Here is a second short video with highlights from the Take Back the American Dream conference panel, Making It In America: Reviving and Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing.
Last week at Netroots Nation we talked about the problem of Apple (and all the others) manufacturing in China, costing our country jobs and dollars.
The New York Times' Keith Bradsher reports that China's domestic economy has been stumbling of late due to a slowdown in construction and a sluggish retail market.
It's almost a shame that Americans are paying very little attention to the GOP's "Pledge To America.
A number of groups representing American manufacturing companies and industries have asked the Obama administration for clear language that bans currency manipulation to be included in any new trade bills.
Another month and another terrible trade deficit report.
Tremulous times in the world of U.S.
When President Nixon went to China in 1972, manufacturing was 22 percent of the nation's economy. It was still 20 percent of the nation's economy eight years later when China was granted most-favored-nation trading status.
President Obama has been pushing policies to boost American manufacturing.
Here is the Alliance for American Manufacturing's statement on manufacturing jobs in the March jobs report:
A trio of governors and a duo of lieutenant governors last week dined on pink slime burgers and pronounced them mouth-wateringly-delicious-and-nutritious as TV cameras rolled on their barbeque in a Nebraska factory that manufactures the stuff. Shoppers have reacted somewhat d
American tax dollars should employ American workers and build American companies.
You can sit on your couch and tweet things out there all day, but Twitter doesn't knock on doors, and Twitter really doesn't get in people's faces. The Should Be Made In America campaign shows how to get that done.
We need to rebuild our country, and we need to do it with steel and supplies that are made in America. It actually costs taxpayers more to "save money" by outsourcing then it saves because of the "safety net" costs from lost jobs and factories.
You have probably heard about a solar-energy company named Solyndra, but probably what you have heard is a bunch of negative, conspiratorial, anti-alternative-energy, anti-Obama stuff from the corporate/conservative spin machine.
“There was clearly something wrong with the U.S. economy long before the crash.” Consensus
The following is an official statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council.