Obama talks manufacturing in major economic speech
President Obama gave a major economic address today, speaking in front of a crowd at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH:
Manufacturers have started investing in America again -- including right here in Ohio. And across America, we've seen them create almost 500,000 jobs in the last 27 months -- the strongest period of manufacturing job growth since 1995.
And when my opponent and others were arguing that we should let Detroit go bankrupt, we made a bet on American workers and the ingenuity of American companies -- and today our auto industry is back on top of the world
But let’s be clear: Not only are we digging out of a hole that is 9 million jobs deep, we’re digging out from an entire decade where 6 million manufacturing jobs left our shores; where costs rose but incomes and wages didn’t; and where the middle class fell further and further behind.