How can you not love this man? He wants to bring manufacturing and jobs BACK to America. Why does this matter? If you make the items you are going to purchase then you are paying yourselves as well as making money on other countries. If we are going to buy a car, why not give the steel money to an American company (who will employ us and pay us taxes), give the rubber tire money to an American company (who will employ us and pay us taxes), create green energy (making us healthier, richer, and giving us a new product to sell to other countries as ell as employing us and paying us taxes), etc. etc. I have always been committed to Made in America, which is why I try to print every shirt on American Apparel, print all the designs in Massachusetts, and even have the woven labels made in NYC and sewn into the shirts by an American. Every dollar you spend goes right back to us. Makes sense doesn’t it? So why do people have a problem with this? Because they like the financial benefit of exploiting underdeveloped countries and their poor workers. But this trend can’t last forever. At least the President of the United States sees that and is trying to make a change.
Obama said his plan was in part crafted by economist Jared Bernstein, an ally of the labor movement at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and now economic advisor to Vice President-elect Joe Biden.
We√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ll create nearly half a million jobs by investing in clean energy√¢‚Ç¨‚Äúby committing to double the production of alternative energy in the next three years, and by modernizing more than 75 percent of federal buildings and improving the energy efficiency of two million American homes. These made-in-America jobs building solar panels and wind turbines, developing fuel-efficient cars and new energy technologies pay well, and they can√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t be outsourced.
√¢‚Ç¨≈ìMade-in-America jobs.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù What sweet words after eight years of an administration bent on giving endless corporate incentives to move U.S. jobs overseas. Here√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s more from Obama√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s radio address:
* Put nearly 400,000 people to work by repairing our infrastructure√¢‚Ç¨‚Äúour crumbling roads, bridges and schools.
* Build the new infrastructure we need to succeed in this century, investing in science and technology, and laying down miles of new broadband lines so that businesses across our nation can compete with their counterparts around the world.
* Work to achieve bipartisan extensions of unemployment insurance and health care coverage; a $1,000 tax cut for 95 percent of working families; and assistance to help states avoid harmful budget cuts in essential services like police, fire, education and health care.