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Restoring skilled manufacturing is restoring our economy

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Despite Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial, the resulting posturing from GOP insiders such as Karl Rove points out that the President will have a tough time getting political opponents to buy into anything he suggests before the November elections. Rove is upset that an actor played a role? The message about it being half-time was too inspirational for a former GOP mayor to deliver?

With about 9% of all U.S. jobs currently in manufacturing, 35% of all engineers work in manufacturing. In other words, “manufacturing firms are tightly linked to innovation in the U.S. service sector.” Getting back to high-skilled manufacturing with good paying jobs means we’ll also be supporting the engineers. That’s real value for the economy now and into the future, yet real job growth in manufacturing is hostage to political rhetoric that lately places party power above all else.

But there’s still more reason to push for recovering our manufacturing sector:

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America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh: Save Unions, including Teachers & Police

John Walsh says it better than most people; the assault on unions is misguided.

We’ve got to speak up.

A Nightmare On Wall Street

Do you YouTube?With launch of the Protest in the USA site, National Nurses United is premiering a two-minute video ad, “A Nightmare on Wall Street,” depicting a Wall Street executive’s imagined encounter with those who lost jobs, homes, businesses, educational opportunity, and retirement accounts as a result of Wall Street’s misdeeds and “too-big-to-fail” government policies.
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