How to revive American manufacturing08/03/11 Robert Lorei
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Coming up at 10:30 we’ll talk with the head of a group that’s trying to revive manufacturing in the US.
But on the first part of today’s program let’s open up the phone lines.
For the better par of the past month there’s been a fierce debate in the US about whether to raise the debt ceiling and what government programs to cut.
Lost in all the discussion is the fact that we are in the fourth year of a serious recession. While some maintain that cutting government spending will lead to a blossoming of the economy—many Americans, according to a new poll, are not convinced. They want Congress to focus on job creation rather than reducing the deficit. Our guest is Scott Paul who is executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. It’s a project of some of the countries largest manufacturing companies and the United Steelworkers Union.