Manufacturing Crucial to Any Realistic Jobs Agenda for Near Future

By: Friday August 5, 2011 8:30 am

In this country, we have a choice. We can move forward on a broadly popular manufacturing agenda, including many items that could be put in place without Congressional support. In particular, enforcing Buy American provisions on federal procurement would really help out the domestic manufacturing sector.


Whirlpool Layoffs Begin: 465 Workers on Their Last Shift Today

By: Friday March 26, 2010 5:05 pm

After a valiant effort by the Evansville community to save the jobs of more than 1,000 people, Whirlpool is moving unabated in shutting down the operations of its Indiana plant – starting today. This marks yet another entry in the long record of American companies killing American jobs in search of cheap labor. And for what? A 77% raise for its CEO, plus $19 million in stimulus funds.

McCain: Red, White and Outsourced

By: Thursday August 14, 2008 1:30 pm

Sen. John McCain paints himself as an all-American hero. So why has he opposed “Buy American,” the law for government and military contracts?

In fact, not only has he opposed the law, he also says he “firmly objects” to it and has called it “ludicrous.”

This week, he ducked a campaign visit to a Harley-Davidson plant in York, Pa., because—ooops—those Buy American provisions would have required the government to purchase American-made motorcycles.

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