Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame left a smudge across the cheeks (you pick which end) of some dim witted D.C. zombies with a bitch slap. Yep Mike busted their chops. I'm sure the video is out there somewhere and hope the one guy that reads this will find it. But you can read about it here !

"I don't think the country is going to fall back in love with manufacturing and I don't think these policies are going to change, until or unless we reignite a fundamental relationship with dirt, work, and the business of making things, as opposed to the business of buying them," he said.

In addition to this, the man has put forward, with a little help by other like minded folks like us, a GREAT website. Please take a few minutes of your web brows'n time and check it out HERE !

Here's just a small sample of what you'll find --

Since 2001, more than 4.7 million manufacturing jobs have been lost. I Make America is a resource for workers in the manufacturing industry, as well as the businesses that rely on them and the communities they support, to send a message to Congress that we need new manufacturing policies that will create badly needed jobs now.

The message of I Make America is that America needs a new manufacturing policy that creates jobs by doing two fundamental things:

• Generate economic activity by rebuilding and modernizing America’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, sewer, clean water and flood control systems.

• Help our farmers and manufacturers create more jobs in the U.S. by exporting their products to new markets around the world.
“We need to dramatically increase American manufacturing jobs so our economy can compete with other countries and our equipment manufacturers are able to prosper and grow right here in the United States,” said AEM President Dennis Slater “Until these things are done, America’s economy will suffer and our competitive position in the world will be threatened.”

The I Make America website highlights the disproportionate job losses in the equipment manufacturing sector and related industries and provides facts on benefits to American prosperity from supporting policies that protect and grow this industry.

Additionally, I Make America showcases short videos at Day in American Life at from employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing impacts the national economy.


Bungalow Bill said...

This has hit home with Republican small-business candidate Billy Long endorsing Obama's plan for 8 million new college grads, rather than put his own life experiences forth and suggest these brilliant words.

LandShark 5150 said...

BBill-- thanks for the comment. I've been short siding my blog. Lost me best bud and holding on to me other one. He has a few days left in this world.
Mike Rowe is on top of it and so are you my friend with the wrong side of Long.
Keep the fight!!!