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Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy (Welcome to USSR)
jsonline ^ | 12/12/2011 | jason schmid

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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Not content with losing half a billion in loan money to Solyndra, and probably losing billions more on other dubious 'green' manufacturing loans tp the likes of Fisker, Tesla, etc. , Ol Barry now wants to set up a gov't agency whose only job will be to pick winners and losers in the manufacturing portion of our economy.

I can already picture GM producing the American electric equivelent of the Lada. The only thing Obama has learned in his failed first three years as POTUS is if you fail at something, the only solution is more gov't intereference and taxpayer $. And the MSM derides those who call him a socialist, lol, what else would you call him?

1 posted on 12/12/2011 9:43:38 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

Picture companies being forceg to hire of be fined vast amounts of money,Or come under Gov control for not hiring.
It’s all about control with the dangerous one.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 9:51:57 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

Ping.

Great, another #@&* government agency. BOHICA, taxpayers.


3 posted on 12/12/2011 9:52:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: milwguy

Who is John Galt?


4 posted on 12/12/2011 9:52:29 AM PST by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: milwguy
yet another entitlement dept for Zero to pack full of the useless people he owes.

To quote my Dad; "the only job those people could get is drilling the a**holes on wooden horses"...

5 posted on 12/12/2011 9:53:05 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: milwguy
An appropriate headquarters for the Office of Manufacturing Policy.

Fisher Body Plant Detroit
6 posted on 12/12/2011 9:54:26 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: milwguy

“....we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products....that I have deemed necessary in the quantities I say - American industries can’t seem to figure it out, so I’ll tell them what to make” President Barack Obama said in a statement.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 9:54:54 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: milwguy

The Cretin-in-Chief is going to improve on the soviets...with a 2 1/2 year plan.

We’re going to do everything the soviets did in their 5-year plan....only we’re going to do it in only 2 years.

Heh!


8 posted on 12/12/2011 9:55:35 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


9 posted on 12/12/2011 9:55:35 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NativeSon

Your dad was a very wise man. Sounds exactly like mine. He could always see through all the bull. Thank God for men like them. Now, if logic can be spread to the useful idiots......


10 posted on 12/12/2011 9:57:32 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: Psalm 73

I didn’t see that in the article...did he actually say that, or are you...er...paraphrasing his statement?


11 posted on 12/12/2011 9:58:19 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Army Air Corps

In Russia there are tall kiosks at each traffic intersection with four guys who discuss when they should change the stop lights.

Four guys at each intersection. Government workers making the best of their time.


12 posted on 12/12/2011 10:02:36 AM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: milwguy

Transparent desperation.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 10:11:03 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Vaduz; All
My brother sent this to me ... I never saw it before ... worth the watch

I've sent the link to every one I know

14 posted on 12/12/2011 10:14:41 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: TSgt

Exactly what will happen to manufacturing now.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 10:16:39 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: knarf

Can’t open receive error,but thanks any way.
I need to upgrade puter asap.


16 posted on 12/12/2011 10:26:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: milwguy

Central planning worked so well in the Soviet Union...those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 10:28:16 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: milwguy

Don’t suppose he consulted Emmelt on this considering that SOB has absolutely ruined GE, sent all Imaging Systems to China, laid off domestic workers, and pays NO corporate taxes. If government were in charge of gravity, we’d all be sucking wind.


18 posted on 12/12/2011 10:50:29 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: milwguy
Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed in manufacturing

Who knew - cheese counts as a manufactured product ?

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19 posted on 12/12/2011 10:52:36 AM PST by repentant_pundit ("Summer of Recovery" never appeared, but the "Fall of Prosperity" is now in full bloom !)
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To: milwguy
It's all about the Unions (the money-laundering operation of the DNC).

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)

20 posted on 12/12/2011 11:00:51 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: milwguy
It's all about the Unions (the money-laundering operation of the DNC).

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)

21 posted on 12/12/2011 11:01:01 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: repentant_pundit
Who knew - cheese counts as a manufactured product?

It certainly doesn't grow on trees...:-)

22 posted on 12/12/2011 11:06:25 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: milwguy

” - - - “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?


23 posted on 12/12/2011 11:32:57 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Vaduz

ABC news clip ... it works fine here.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 11:53:40 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: rlmorel
"I didn’t see that in the article...did he actually say that...?"

No, but you know that's what he was thinking....

25 posted on 12/12/2011 12:02:38 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: milwguy

26 posted on 12/12/2011 12:33:19 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: milwguy
Obama wants the government to run just about everything: 35 reasons why no decent human being should vote to reelect President Obama
27 posted on 12/12/2011 12:42:05 PM PST by grundle
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To: milwguy
Psst FReepers...with the in-fighting we are doing now... it seems like a repeat of 2007/2008...when we were against everyone who was running for president. Some of you didn't vote and we got the DANGEROUS VERSION OF JIMMY CARTER.

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.

28 posted on 12/12/2011 12:50:24 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Well said...


29 posted on 12/12/2011 12:58:06 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Vaduz

I was thinking along the same lines - manufacture or else.

What is not prohibited is mandatory komrade.


30 posted on 12/12/2011 1:05:14 PM PST by ichabod1 (Vote for Herman Cain 2012! Stop Letting Them Drive Our Candidates Away!)
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To: milwguy

Wikijunk.

But a fairly good synopsis of the Nazi’s Office of Manufacturing (Business) Policies.

Centralization
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.[184]
Finance
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.[185] Nazi government financing eventually dominated private financial investment, which the proportion of private securities issued falling from over half of the total in 1933–34 to approximately 10 per cent in 1935–38. 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.”.[178]


31 posted on 12/12/2011 1:11:50 PM PST by marty60
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Well said...

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!!

32 posted on 12/12/2011 1:15:59 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: milwguy
the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy

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).

33 posted on 12/12/2011 1:16:24 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Oh that is a given. We are all fighting for our candidate.

Whoever wins will need everyone’s support.


34 posted on 12/12/2011 1:16:39 PM PST by marty60
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To: milwguy

I wonder when we get to here about a 5 year plan.


35 posted on 12/12/2011 1:18:49 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority
Right.

Directive 10-289 is next.

36 posted on 12/12/2011 1:23:06 PM PST by Pipe Dog
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To: Vaduz; All
It's an ABC News segment called "Made in America" and shows a house built in Bozeman, Montana using only American-sourced materials.

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.

37 posted on 12/12/2011 1:24:26 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: milwguy
"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."

A couple of guys with zero manufacturing experience, or more generally, producing anything of value.
38 posted on 12/12/2011 1:25:32 PM PST by indthkr
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To: milwguy

THey do policies and studies but no work. Only burdening work.


39 posted on 12/12/2011 1:25:58 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: milwguy
Right out of Atlas Shrugged
40 posted on 12/12/2011 1:52:47 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: milwguy

‘Welcome To The USSR’

Well at least we have a catchy jingle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yi-irnVKbE


41 posted on 12/12/2011 1:56:59 PM PST by I Hate Obama ("Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party." -Forest Gump)
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To: milwguy

Let’s just call it “Gosplan.”

I can’t wait to stand in line for hours for some toilet paper and crappy fish sticks.


42 posted on 12/12/2011 1:58:55 PM PST by henkster
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To: Pipe Dog

Does Rule .308 countermand Directive 10-289


43 posted on 12/12/2011 2:00:38 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: henkster

With this new office be known as Comintern?


44 posted on 12/12/2011 2:03:32 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

It should but it seems we taxpayers sure are a tolerant bunch.


45 posted on 12/12/2011 2:11:10 PM PST by Pipe Dog
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To: Pipe Dog
It should but it seems we taxpayers sure are a tolerant bunch.

Wait a minute! I thought we were racist bitter clingers.

I am so confused.

46 posted on 12/12/2011 2:16:08 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: knarf

It’s ABC, so, you have to take it with 100 cubic feet of the Great Salt Flat.

One gigantic omission here was the difference in the cost of a house made from Made in the US parts (otherwise known as ‘Look for the Union Label’ parts) and parts made with a hybrid, or with non-US parts.

Not a word about it.

The ABC special I’d like to see is this:

“What Would The Economy Look Like in a Loser-Pays, Limited Non-Economic Damages United States.”

OMB says that tort adds 21% to the cost of everything, especially labor. In some industries, like medical care, the figure is over 100 percent.

I can see it:

“If we made some simple changes to the Tort system: reforming class action suits, ‘loser pays’, and the elmination of triple damages, would we recognize the economy?”

“For the next four weeks, we look at the impact of four federal agencies on the average cost of consumer goods - FDA, EPA, NLRB, and OSHA. We will calculate the economic impact of rolling back 30 years of explosive growth in the cost of compliance.”

This is why I won’t watch Fox anymore. Stossel’s the only thing that comes close to this, and he’s nibbling at the edges.

On Fox Business, they have the Red-Head and Cheryl Casone running one big informercial for up and comers instead of looking at the root of the systemic problems we have here and in Europe. I’ve seen less of the Red head felating Warren Buffett of late, which merely minimizes an irritant.

Buffett and Corzine ought to be cellmates. Buffett is breathing free air.


47 posted on 12/12/2011 2:17:56 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Wait a minute! I thought we were racist bitter clingers.

Lol...yeah, that too.

48 posted on 12/12/2011 2:21:06 PM PST by Pipe Dog
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To: knarf

How do I get this list? Is it at ABC.com?

This is an EXCELLENT idea, and thank you.


49 posted on 12/12/2011 2:22:35 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Yes, I'm not thrilled with the group... but whomever will be our candidate...we need to UNITE against 0.

I'll vote for a conservative, thanks. And the unity crowd can pound sand.

BTW, with your new sign-up date.... are you a plant? And how much does shilling for the GOP pay?

/johnny

50 posted on 12/12/2011 2:31:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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