The Truth About American Manufacturing

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    A very interesting piece.

    Mark Perry: The Truth About U.S. Manufacturing - WSJ.com

    Seems we're doing much better than some people would have us think.
     
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    Since Ag output is considered manufacturing, it should follow that oil and natural gas production also be considered "manufacturing".

    There's a boom going on in this sector. Made in America hydrocarbons- oil/gas/coal.

    Obama's answer? Stifle it. Snuff it out, sweep it under the rug, tax it to death.

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    This is old but ignored news. I thought Ag and hydrocarbons were extractive industries not manufacturing. In any case higher efficiency is outstripping new job growth.
     
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    Dentistry is an extractive industry.
     
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    So is politics and prostitution...
     
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    Workers salaries decline while CEO's salaries shoot off into the stratosphere. Cigna didn't make anything and it's CEO was given a paycheck of 120,000,000 dollars.

    Funny, so much of what is good in America comes from the hard working middle class. The group Republicans seem to want to destroy. From 2001 to 2008, 2,400,000 jobs were moved to China and tens of thousands of factories closed.

    All this "we are doing good", is simply putting "lipstick on a pig".

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    You think if CEO's worked for minimum wage that those jobs would have stayed here in the U.S.?

    Maybe Cigna would have lost $120 million if it weren't for the efforts of their head cheese dog.
     
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    i doubt it....seriously doubt it.

    i bet ya someone being paid 10 million vs 120 million would have done an equal job.

    it's all in who one hires as their subordinates....the good workers, make a company, NOT EVER one man/one woman.
     
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    Without a leader all those so called good employees would not be very productive.

    All you people love to champion the employee but until you've actually has employees you don't know squat about running a company. I'll handle customers and any other problem that comes along in our business but I will tell you that it's the employees that cause most of my headaches.
     
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    I was an employee, a manager responsible for a specific strategic business unit....

    the Boss and company planned a 15% increase for my area of business that was about 17 million, bringing it to a planned 20 million in sales....in 18 months I brought the business from a little over 17 million to 30 million in sales, while also bringing the gross margin profit for my area from 39% up to 43%.....

    My Boss DID NOTHING to achieve those incredible numbers, other than to "leave me alone" and let me do my thing....I worked the 60-70 hours a week to make it happen....my staff busted their butts to make it happen....the "vp boss" was playing golf...but to his credit, and as mentioned, he was smart enough to leave me alone....

    Have you ever worked for a big corporation? sure the Ceo may be trying to decide whether to purchase foreign currency to stave off the devaluing of the dollar, but the WORKER BEES are who makes the business happen....including middle and lower management.
     

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