Skip to comments.Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy (Welcome to USSR)
Posted on 12/12/2011 9:43:28 AM PST by milwguy
At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in "disarray," the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council.
"At this make or break time for the middle class and our economy, we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products stamped with three proud words: Made in America," President Barack Obama said in a statement.
Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed in manufacturing.
The new office expands on a previous appointment for a government adviser on manufacturing, known as a "manufacturing czar." Washington has had no fewer than three such "manufacturing czars" installed as White House advisers in the course of two administrations. Ron Bloom, Obama's policy adviser on manufacturing, resigned in August.
One of the two co-chairs will be Commerce Secretary John Bryson, giving the position cabinet-level influence for the first time. His co-chair will be National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling.
"The White House Office of Manufacturing Policy will convene cabinet-level meetings to aggressively implement the Administration's priority manufacturing initiatives," according to the statement.
Last week, the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Competitiveness became the latest business group to issue a report on the need for a manufacturing policy, saying policy is in "disarray."
Even though manufacturing accounts for more than half of all U.S. exports, critics at the National Association of Manufacturing routinely complain that Washington devotes more time and resources to the nation's farm lobby, even though U.S. agricultural exports are only one-tenth the size of manufactured exports, the association says.
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Make the whole Nation a Right-to-Work area, and manufacturing, production, and ALL sectors will see employmnet skyrocket, and costs DECREASE dramatically, when the extoriton-like labor and benefits costs are reduced. Since the Socialists have taken over control of businesses, and FORCED their Unionization, Taxpayers will see the costs passed on to them, with no way to avoid it.
You don't have to buy from Obama Motors to still have to subsidize the Unions (and, have your taxes sent through them to the DNC)
It certainly doesn't grow on trees...:-)
” - - - “The White House Office of Manufacturing Policy will convene cabinet-level meetings to aggressively implement the Administration’s priority manufacturing initiatives,”
“Wrong Way” Obama continues to do what “that Communist thing.”
BTW, does our sorry Congress have to appropriate funding for this commie rat hole?
ABC news clip ... it works fine here.
No, but you know that's what he was thinking....
This time, Ronald Reagan isn't running, so we should unite and defeat the MARXIST, or we might not have elections again.
Yes, I'm not thrilled with the group... but whomever will be our candidate...we need to UNITE against 0.
I was thinking along the same lines - manufacture or else.
What is not prohibited is mandatory komrade.
But a fairly good synopsis of the Nazi’s Office of Manufacturing (Business) Policies.
Agricultural and industrial central planning was a prominent feature of Nazi economics. To tie farmers to the land, selling agricultural land was prohibited; farm ownership was nominally private, but discretion over operations and residual income were proscribed. That was achieved by granting business monopoly rights to marketing boards, to control production and prices with a quota system. Quotas also were established for industrial goods, such as pig iron, steel, aluminium, magnesium, gunpowder, explosives, synthetic rubber, fuels, and electricity. A compulsory cartel law was enacted in 1936, allowing the minister of economics to make existing cartels compulsory and permanent, and compel industries to form cartels, where none existed, although disestablished by decree, by 1943, they were replaced with more authoritarian economic agencies.
In place of ordinary profit-incentive determining the economy, financial investment was regulated per the needs of the state. The profit incentive for businessmen remained, but was greatly modified: “Fixing of profits, not their suppression, was the official policy of the Nazi party”; however, Nazi agencies replaced the profit-motive that automatically allocated investment, and the course of the economy. Nazi government financing eventually dominated private financial investment, which the proportion of private securities issued falling from over half of the total in 193334 to approximately 10 per cent in 193538. Heavy business-profit taxes limited self-financing of firms. The largest firms were mostly exempt from taxes on profits, however, government control of these were extensive enough to leave “only the shell of private ownership”. Taxes and financial subsidies also directed the economy; the underlying economic policy terror was incentive to agree and comply. Nazi language indicated death or concentration camp for any business owner who pursued his own self-interest, instead of the ends of the State. The official decree was stamped into the rim of the silver Reichsmark coins between 1933 through the end of WWII “Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz” or “The common good before self-interest.”.
Thanks....we should be helping all of the candidate - no they all aren't perfect - but they are a HELL of a lot better than the MARXIST!!
Paging Ayn Rand...Ms. Rand, please pick up the *red* courtesy phone...(the *white* courtesy phone has since been banned by Mr. Holder for being racist).
Oh that is a given. We are all fighting for our candidate.
Whoever wins will need everyone’s support.
I wonder when we get to here about a 5 year plan.
Directive 10-289 is next.
The builder says if contractors added just 5% American-made materials, two hundred thousands jobs would be created to meet demand.
Here's the accompanying article.
THey do policies and studies but no work. Only burdening work.
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