“This is the first sustained increase we’ve seen in a long time.”
~Muir Macpherson, a Bloomberg Government economist
Most people do not realize that over 500,000 manufacturing jobs have been created in the U.S. since January of 2010. If you look at the impact of manufacturing jobs during Bush’s administration … at no time did manufacturing jobs in America grow. Not once. Not ever. The policies of the Bush administration saw one predictable impact on manufacturing jobs in America – less of them. Mitt Romney has promised that his plan for the implementation of tax cuts for the rich will work this time. Honest to goodness – he promises. Under Clinton – manufacturing jobs went up. Under Obama – they’re going up. Those are the facts.
And if we keep following the Clinton/Obama plan … a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group says that America could add 5 million more manufacturing jobs by 2020 (source). The Financial Times calls it an “industrial revival” that’s occurring under Obama and for those who still believe this is just a pie in the sky dream … I would ask if they were aware that America is currently the #1 country in the world to move manufacturing jobs back over the past two years (source).
Bloomberg has info on their report HERE:
The BGOV Barometer shows U.S. factory positions have grown since early 2010, arresting a slide that began toward the end of the 1990s. It’s the best showing since the era of Bill Clinton, the only president in the last 30 years to leave office with more factory jobs than when he began.
The revival of factory employment may matter most in battleground states including Michigan,Ohio and Pennsylvania, Madonna said. Obama is leading Romney in Ohio “by a larger margin than many of us had thought possible, to a great extent because of the auto industry bailout,” he said, so “saving auto jobs is an agenda the president can push in such places.”
Meanwhile – Romney is trying to attack President Obama and falsely claiming that 582,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost under President Obama (source). But I think the average person who isn’t even engaged in politics is starting to get wind of the fact that Romney has a horrible track record of distorting the truth; in short – he has been caught lying too many times and now people don’t believe anything he says. And they shouldn’t. If he is opening his mouth – he’s lying 42% of the time. He’s giving half truths 28% of the time and the other 29% or so is true. I’m not kidding – see Politifact’s file on Romney HERE.
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