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Friday, November 03, 2017

156,000 manufacturing jobs added in the last year

When we foolishly elected Barack Obama president on November 4, 2008, the nation had 13,168,000 manufacturing jobs.

Eight years later, we were down to 12,260,000 manufacturing jobs.

That was a net loss of nearly a million factory jobs -- 908,000 to be specific.

That reflected the attitude of a president who sneered at factory work, and did nothing for manufacturing -- except to make the job harder.

Donald Trump ran on the promise of bringing factory jobs back.

Obama mocked him in response to a reporter's question:
“What we have to do is to make sure that folks are trained for the jobs that are coming in now because some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back.  … when somebody says, like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do?
“There’s — there’s no answer to it.
“He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, how — what — how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn’t have an answer.”
Well, President Trump just gave Mister Know-It-All an answer.

It comes from today's jobs report: "Manufacturing employment rose by 24,000 in October, with job gains in computer and electronic products (+5,000) and chemicals (+4,000). Employment in fabricated metals continued to trend up (+4,000). Manufacturing has added 156,000 jobs since a recent employment low in November 2016."

We elected Trump president on November 8, 2016, and the next day he began his presidency by calling CEOs and others. No vacation for him. He turned his three-story penthouse at Trump Tower into a second White House for the president-in-waiting.

The results are in.

Unemployment is 4.1 percent the lowest it has been since December 2000, which was the last month in the last century.

Obama wrote off manufacturing.

President Trump is bringing it back.

Trump is making America great again because he believes in America.

He is a visionary. When others saw Mid-Town Manhattan as deteriorating into a permanent dirty slum of hookers, druggies and porn shops in the 1970s, Trump saw a revival and began the renaissance of New York by turning the Commodore Hotel -- a roach hotel -- into the Grand Hyatt New York in 1980.

Other projects followed. Other developers came back as well.

What did Obama ever do before he was president?

Trump supporters took a lot of grief.

Hillary called us deplorable.

The press agreed with her.

But this is the America we voted for, and just like Mid-Town Manhattan in the 1980s, America is coming back.

Bigger and better than ever before.

People are making things in their factories. Miners are harvesting metals and minerals from the earth. Hard hats are erecting new buildings.

It's a great time to be alive. And tomorrow will be even better.


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  1. I will admit I was too young to appreciate Ronald Reagan. That being said, I will always consider President Donald Trump as "MY President" from Nov. 2016 until the day I die. I love this man.

    1. Said a year ago he reminded me of Reagan.

      Same heart. Same love for this country and her people. Only the second President in my lifetime we has earned my affection and admiration.

    2. And the Fake News Media and the Dimocrats treated him just like Reagan by calling him dumb, a cowboy, and someone who would start WWIII. Reagan only won the Cold War and started a boom that lasted for 20 years. Trump is making America great again and he is not running around the world bowing to foreign leaders and apologizing for America. Isn't it nice to once again have a president who loves the country he is running? You're right Don in 2008 we elected One Big Assed Mistake America. The Stupid Party did not give us much of an alternative with John McRINO who ran as a Dimocrat. - GOC

  2. Thank tnalways pained me that anyone outside the media took the professional BSer Obama seriously. An economic lightweight. A lightweight on thousands of subjects. And likewise, so many did not take a master of business seriously. President Trump was indeed heaven sent.

  3. Now the lying Perez is giving Obama credit for the jobs increase. If that's the case, why didn't Obama get around to increasing jobs when he was president?

  4. The main thing from here on out is not allowing some establishment hack to take over when he's gone. David Cop-a-feel, you know who I'm talking about.

  5. The President lied to me. I am not tired of winning.