Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Romney Ad - These Hands

Here's another Mitt Romney ad, saying what needs to be said. It also strikes a chord with me, because this is the type of business I was in (manufacturing) before the Clinton administration decided we were going to have a service economy by signing the awful NAFTA bill into law.

As I've mentioned before, manufacturing was once the place where people who were smart enough for college but wanted to work with their hands went. Wages were good, there was a chance to move up, and you could eventually own your own business. I raised my little family by working in machine shops.

We should be doing everything we can to revive American manufacturing by eliminating the regulatory roadblocks Washington has placed in the way. Here's another yardstick to measure a political candidate by: does he or she promote the reinvigoration of the manufacturing sector? If not, then find another candidate, because that one doesn't know how our economy works. It's really that simple.

It's the inverse of my Global Warming Test. If a candidate for office says they believe in it, they've just disqualified themselves from consideration. Man-made climate change has been proven beyond a doubt to be a manufactured hoax. If an elected official doesn't have the common sense to question a fad, then they don't need to be in any office, or have any power.

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