Skip to comments.Manufacturing expands: 20 straight months
Posted on 02/01/2005 7:13:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Were more goods manufactured in the United States in 2004 than in 2003?
Were more goods manufactured in the United States in 2003 than in 2002?
Now, now. Willie's sample size is greater than just himself. He also interviewed those on the MagLev with him. So his sample size was the conductor and himself.
Do you the manufacturing industry a favor, Mr. green, and manufacture yourself some new ideas, new attitude toward economic freedom & interdependence, and new opinions on the proper role of government.
There's been no dramatic increase in manufacturing output to offset the collapse of the textile and furniture industries, let alone the outsourcing that has occurred in other manufacturing sectors (including high tech), so the answer to you questions would have to be "no".
All these years I thought it was Wiley Coyote. It was really Willie Coyote. Notice the 100% American origin of the Acme rocket.
I don't think a whole lot of people are hee hee hee.
But if I start out with one penny in the bank and compound it at even 10% interest, it'll be a long time 'til I'm into wealth. So what I'm saying is the manufacturing activity in the U.S. is still far too low, even if growing. It's nowhere near the league it should be, other than a few areas like auto production where there is actually over-production spurred by artificially low interest rates.
Do they still count building hamburgers as manufacturing?
Economists say that the economy grew in 2004 at a rate of 4.4%, below expectations.
No wonder your a fan of the choo choo.
Have they ever? Source please.
It isn't the teenager putting burger to bun that got counted as manufacturing but the actual manufacturing of the patty.
Willie doesn't need facts, both his friends said the economy was going downhill.
Not the process of putting the burger on the bun and McDonalds, BK, Wendys, etc...
I could be way off though.
WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE REPLACED BY MACHIIIIIINES!
You don't remember this little gem of a story from last year?
Brace yourself for this one...
White House economists wonder whether hamburger flippers at fast-food restaurants should be considered manufacturers.
In the report last week, Bush's chief economic adviser N. Gregory Mankiw called the definition "somewhat blurry" and asked whether it should be changed. "When a fast-food restaurant sells a hamburger, for example, is it providing a 'service' or is it combining inputs to 'manufacture' a product?"
For an administration that has seen 2.6 million manufacturing jobs vanish since January 2001, raising the possibility of changing how manufacturing jobs are classified has provoked a sharp response, especially in an election year.
When Mankiw's remarks came out this week, Democrats had a field day. In Ohio, presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said: "If this president is going to tell middle-class factory workers that even though their job has disappeared, they can still have a good manufacturing job at $5.15 an hour at McDonald's, let him come to Ohio."
Gee, I read your entire story and didn't see where it said that hamburger flipping was now considered manufacturing. Maybe you should highlight that part so I can see it better.
20 MONTHS BUMP!
How funny. You answered your own question. And not merely in the negative, mind you, but defeating its own premise as well.
Just how high should manufacturing go?
Just because Willie Green can't find American made goods doesn't mean they aren't there.
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