U.S. Needs Industrial Policy The United States is currently absorbed in the highly partisan debate over health care reform. The president seems unwilling to pick a firm side in the discussion, but Republicans and Democrats have drawn lines in the sand. As we spend more and more effort on a health care issue, which is almost completely cut and dry at this point in terms of both fiscal and moral responsibility, we lose time and energy that should be spent on other issues. One of the key issues that the Congress and the White House absolutely must address before a possible 2012 ouster is Americas manufacturing and industrial downfall. The U.S. has not had a coordinated national industrial policy in decades, and each new Congress simply puts the issue on the back burner. They look only at the good and ignore the bad. For example, America is the worlds largest economy, it is one of the largest exporters, and its citizens are able to consume one-quarter of all the resources used on this planet in any given day. U.S. Needs Industrial Policy | Economy In Crisis okaaaay, Obviously the idea of jobs comes to mind , buti didn't know that we had had a 'coordinated industrial policy' here anyone care to unfuzz me?