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Manufacturing in America… Not What Obama Promised

Today, The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Estimated Over 549,000 Manufacturing Jobs Will Be Lost Between 2012 And 2022. (“Employment Projections – 2012-2022,” U.S. Department Of Labor Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 12/19/13)

542,000 Manufacturing Jobs Have Been Lost Since Obama Became President. (“Employment Situation Report,” U.S. Department Of Labor Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/19/13)

FLASHBACK: Obama Has Repeatedly Promised That Manufacturing Is Improving And Would Be A Key Part Of The Economy

During The 2012 Campaign Obama Promised 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs By The End Of 2016. “And now you have a choice:  We can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America.  (Applause.)  We can help big factories and small businesses double their exports, and if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years.  You can make that happen.  You can choose that future.”(President Barack Obama, Remarks At The Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC, 9/7/12)

President Obama: “Manufacturing Is Coming Back. Assembly Lines Are Putting Folks Back To Work. That’s What We’ve Been Fighting For. Those Are The Promises I’ve Kept.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Ohio University, Athens, OH, 10/17/12)

  • President Obama Claimed Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Key To Create More Security For The Middle Class. “Yesterday I talked about a concrete, specific plan to create jobs — to create more security for the middle class.  It starts, number one, with building on the manufacturing progress we’ve already made.  Let’s stop outsourcing jobs.  Let’s export products stamped with three proud words:  Made in America.  That’s what we need to do.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Ohio University, Athens, OH, 10/17/12)

Vice President Biden: “Ladies And Gentlemen, I Come Here Today With A Very, Very Simple Message: Manufacturing Is Back. Manufacturing Is Back.” (Vice President Joe Biden, Remarks On Manufacturing At PCT Engineering,” Davenport, IA, 3/28/12)

A New Manufacturing Initiative Was Announced By President Obama During The 2012 Campaign. “For generations of Americans, manufacturing has been the ticket into the middle class.  Every day, millions clocked in at foundries and on assembly lines, making things.  And the stuff we made — steel and cars and jet engines — that was the stuff that made America what it is… I’m laying out my plans for a new National Network of Manufacturing Innovation –- and these are going to be institutes of manufacturing excellence where some of our most advanced engineering schools and our most innovative manufacturers collaborate on new ideas, new technology, new methods, new processes.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks On Manufacturing And The Economy At Rolls-Royce Crosspointe, Petersburg, VA, 3/9/12)