IB: Fustest With the Mostest August 3, 2013Posted by geoff in News.
Back in January 2010, President Barack Obama set a lofty goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years. With just 18 months to go to 2015, that target seems to be slipping beyond reach and has vanished from White House talking points.
Nice to see other people finally picking up on that story, but the author made two mistakes: 1) he brought this up just before the BEA release of export data for June (should be Tuesday), so he jumped the gun a bit; and 2) he discusses how manufacturing jobs have been basically stagnant for the past year (18,000 jobs since July 2012), but forgets that President Obama also promised to add a million more manufacturing jobs.
So we’ll keep reminding him.