August ’13 Update on Obama’s Broken Promise to Manufacturing August 2, 2013Posted by geoff in News.
Since the employment data is out, it’s time to check Obama’s promise to add 1 million manufacturing jobs within 4 years. I got the lovely chart below from Organizing for America back in May 2012. I scanned it for posterity and then I added some attractive diamonds to show what has happened to manufacturing jobs since that promise.
As the diamonds show, he didn’t deliver much.
The President has “produced” 65K manufacturing jobs since March 2012 (scare quotes because he doesn’t have any direct control over it). OFA’s chart says it should have been around 300K by now.
Promising America 1 million manufacturing jobs was rash and cruel, when he had neither the power nor the knowledge to make it happen. Hopefully sometime America will wake up and realize that he lied to get their votes, and he feels absolutely no responsibility or remorse for it.