Skip to comments.Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy
Posted on 12/12/2011 12:39:54 PM PST by bjorn14
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."
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Ohhhhh goody...MORE government control of private enterprise!!!
Oh yes, The Department Of Central Planning.
Gonna have a great five year plan to prosperity.
Textbook socialism. You organize a committee of elites that determine policy and come up with solutions for the problem, then create a bureaucracy to implement the policy. This can lead to soft tyranny or outright dictatorship, but it ain’t representative, limited government.
God help us.
Washington has had no fewer than three such “manufacturing czars” installed as White House advisers in the course of two administrations.
I don’t remember any “Czars” during the Bush Administration?
When will they announce The Five Year Plan?
Office of Manufacturing Cronies. More of the same old stuff, it appears.
Is this office going to be headed by Wesley Mouch?
They’re not “cronies”. They’re “priorities”.
Sperling is the author of The Pro-Growth Progressive, a book arguing that liberals should seek to harness market forces in pursuing progressive goals, and co-author of What Works In Girls’ Education?. He was also a consultant for the television series The West Wing.
What's in disarray is financing. Loans are impossible to get. You should see the hoops we are required to jump through!
In 1970, with other recent Yale Law graduates, Bryson helped found and served as legal counsel for the Natural Resources Defense Council;
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City-based, non-profit, non-partisan international environmental advocacy group, with offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing. Founded in 1970, NRDC today has 1.3 million members and online activists nationwide and a staff of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and other policy experts.
Frances Beinecke is the current President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the nonprofit conservation group, serving since 2006. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
She currently serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute, the Energy Future Coalition, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. She previously served on the boards of the Wilderness Society, the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development, and the New York League of Conservation Voters.
Beinecke wrote Clean Energy Common Sense: An American Call To Action On Global Climate Change, with Bob Deans, Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, ISBN 978-1442203174, OCLC 460060057
Made in Kenya
Numb-nuts O’Dumbo makes me puke!
What manufacturing in this country needs is a system that respects vision and balls. Cut bullshit regulations and excessive taxes, but also let the chips fall where they may when mistakes are made.
“It has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance...”
>>When will they announce The Five Year Plan?
Soon. It’s all according to the Marxist Playbook. Create the bureaucracy, make the ridiculous plans, declare that the capitalists blocked “progress”, take over the industry, wonder why the industry is still a failure, etc. It all ends with people working as slaves for political cronies. We starve. They get rich. All in the name of “fairness”.
Here comes Directive10-289 and the Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog Rule....
Can Directive 10-289 be far behind?
First assignment: Manufacture a more authentic looking Birth Certificate.
It’ll have the same effect as Biden’s “Middle Class Task Force” did. Biden released his first annual report almost two years ago — did he solve your “middle-class squeeze”?
Manufacturers will feel the same way in two years about this new crap.
Every day there is a new crapola initiative by this bunch of clowns.
Command and control economy.
It’s worse than that. John Bryson is a RADICAL environmentalist. He ran Southern California Edison for 18 years before becoming Commerce Dept. Secretary. Prior to Edison, he co-founded the radical left-wing Natural Resources Defense Council in 1970. After leaving Edison in 2008, he supported the 2009 House bill for cap-and-trade. This man can do a lot of damage.
Obama’s creations are always the opposite of what he says they will be. Typical Marxism.
Oh gee............more bureaucrats
Here’s your manufacturing policy: no taxes on capital gains or corporate profits. There. Fixed.
Harry Reid is running the Politburo.
Excellent - Ayn Rand reference.
Are those auto workers still drinking and smoking illegal substances on their lunch hour?
F’idiot! Still classless and clueless. Manufacturing Czar? Government control of manufacturing? Why the F doesn’t he just adopt a Hammer and Sickle as his personal logo?
BTW, Made in U.S.A. is correct and appropriate for us. Made in America is not.
Does he realize how many Countries, Territories, and Dependencies can also claim Made in America?
From the same guy who believes productivity takes away jobs.
Of course he does.
Once you are used to Made in America, it will become Made in North America. Then it will become Made in the Americas.
For who? The Chinese?
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