WSJ: ‘Making stuff still matters for America’
28.5% of the GDP comes from U.S.-made goods—a percentage that proves what we’ve been saying all along: Making stuff still matters for America.
And it’s not only the stuff that we make that matters, reports the Wall Street Journal. It’s the “all the workers and businesses that depend on the American factory, from the truckers who move the Maytags to the car dealerships that sell the Chevys” that make manufacturing such a crucial component of our economy.
28.5% is big, but just think about the impact an even higher percentage would have. Our economy would be in better shape, there would be more good-paying job opportunities, and we could regain our spot as the world leader in manufacturing.
This doesn’t have to be a dream scenario. If we adopt a comprehensive national manufacturing strategy, this could be a reality. The sooner Congress and the Administration come to this realization, the sooner we’ll all be better off.
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