Wait, wait, Andrea Mitchell-- Rebuilding U.S. manufacturing won't cost money, but it will create jobs

Posted by scapozzola on 08/02/2011

In an MSNBC interview this afternoon, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) explained why he was unhappy with the debt ceiling bill passed by Congress.  As he tells MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, the bill will do nothing to create jobs, or to address the troublingly high unemployment he sees in his district every day.

After Rep. Cummings makes the case for jobs, Mitchell says of a potential jobs plan, "I don't know how that happens."  Her observation is, "Where are you going to find the money for any kind of jobs program?"

Unfortunately, Mitchell overlooks one key point: Rebuilding U.S. manufacturing won’t cost anything. 

As the Alliance for American Manufacturing's (AAM) new national poll shows, voters overwhelmingly support a national manufacturing strategy to revitalize manufacturing and create good-paying jobs.

Bottom line: manufacturing creates jobs.  Adopting key elements of a manufacturing plan on trade, taxes, and innovation won't cost money, but it will put the U.S. job engine in motion.

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