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07/10/11
Howard Richman, Raymond Richman, and Jesse Richman, American Thinker The first presidential report to Congress on manufacturing, Alexander Hamilton's 1791 Report on Manufactures, was a classic; it shaped American industrial policy for 150 years. The latest report, the Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing published last month by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), shares many similarities. Both reports recognize that manufacturing leads to economic strength and to innovations. Hamilton recommended tariffs; the latest report recommends new incarnations of President Reagan's successful SEMATECH consortium as well as a cut in the corporate income tax. Although it represents a step in the right direction, the new report does not go far enough.
07/10/11
Steven J. D'Amico, The Boston Globe LONG BEFORE 2008, when Wall Street’s unchecked greed brought the world’s economy to its knees, we in the middle class could feel our future slipping away. We knew that we were working longer and harder - we could see that even with two salaries, most families had less disposable income than families did in the 1960s and ’70s when one income was the norm. We knew that good quality jobs were harder to find and hold. And we knew that a big reason we were falling behind was a flawed trade policy that shipped many of our jobs overseas.
07/08/11
Office of Rep. Mike Michaud WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mike Michaud (D-ME), Chairman of the House Trade Working Group, issued the following statement on the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee mock markups of the free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama: “Today’s action unfortunately signals that Washington is one step closer to passing more free trade deals that the American people don’t want. These trade agreements were negotiated inside the beltway for the benefit of giant multinational corporations at the expense of American workers.
07/08/11
Eric Martin and Bill McQuillen, Bloomberg The Senate Finance Committee backed legislation for a free-trade agreement with South Korea without support from Republicans, who object to using the accord to renew aid for workers who lose their jobs to global competition.
07/08/11
Steven J. D'Amico, The Providence Journal Long before 2008, when Wall Street’s unchecked greed brought the world’s economy to its knees, we in the middle class could feel our future slipping away.
07/08/11
Tim Devaney, The Washington Times Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday clashed over long-delayed free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, with Republicans balking at an Obama administration demand to attach money for a program to aid American workers as a part of the package.
07/08/11
Theresa Clift, Midland Daily News The American Jobs Alliance launched a media campaign Wednesday targeting U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, and the free trade bill he strongly supports
07/07/11
Janie Lorber, Roll Call A new super political action committee bent on derailing the three free-trade agreements pending in Congress is urging House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to vote against the deals in a radio ad.
07/07/11
Andrew Dodson, Michigan Local News A Virginia-based organization opposed to a potential Korean free trade agreement is targeting U.S. Rep. Dave Camp through a media campaign that urges the Midland Republican to vote against the legislation.
07/06/11
Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Listen to the Radio Ad here. WASHINGTON – A group opposed to the Korea free trade agreement is taking out radio and television ads asking people to call House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and urge him to vote against the legislation.

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