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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 06:10 PM
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3. We could resurrect industry and manufacturing in the U.S. with a Works Green Administration
We could create millions of new jobs retrofitting homes with wind and solar and creating new energy technologies. In the same vein, the Apollo Alliance is "a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs."



Of course, the main person who pushed for this kind of goal during the last election is short and kind of funny looking, so I guess there's no point. Better to have a good-looking president than a rescued economy and a restored industrial infrastructure.
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  -I cried at the banks of the Lehigh River Sunday AllentownJake  Jul-13-09 05:41 PM   #0 
  - Recommended. I hail from a old manufacturing town in upstate NY...  Dennis Donovan   Jul-13-09 05:48 PM   #1 
  - Fontana CA, Kaiser  msedano   Jul-13-09 05:58 PM   #2 
  - We could resurrect industry and manufacturing in the U.S. with a Works Green Administration  RufusTFirefly   Jul-13-09 06:10 PM   #3 
  - Unfortunately Dennis was never really running  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 06:12 PM   #4 
  - What I don't understand is why those manufacturing jobs won't end up in China  amandabeech   Jul-13-09 06:22 PM   #6 
     - A good question. Thanks for asking. The short answer is: carrots and sticks  RufusTFirefly   Jul-13-09 11:55 PM   #49 
  - Rec'd.  DarthDem   Jul-13-09 06:17 PM   #5 
  - Heh. I'll always remember my days in da burgh. Go yinzers.  BlooInBloo   Jul-13-09 06:24 PM   #7 
  - Bethlehem  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 06:26 PM   #8 
  - Yep...  RobinA   Jul-14-09 03:05 PM   #57 
  - k/r.  Hannah Bell   Jul-13-09 06:28 PM   #9 
  - Your Reagan Tax Cuts at Work.  JHB   Jul-13-09 06:29 PM   #10 
  - MBAs  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 06:34 PM   #13 
  - That's  Mopar151   Jul-14-09 05:45 AM   #50 
  - The US produces about the same amount of steel it ever did - just with a workforce reduced by ~90%.  Hannah Bell   Jul-13-09 07:02 PM   #21 
     - I wasn't just talking about the steel industry  JHB   Jul-14-09 07:24 AM   #54 
        - I used to work for one n/t  Mopar151   Jul-15-09 07:42 PM   #60 
  - This is what this song was about....just as an FYI old Billy Joel  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 06:30 PM   #11 
  - I never saw that music video  TuxedoKat   Jul-13-09 06:42 PM   #14 
     - Your welcome  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 06:59 PM   #17 
  - That's "free trade" at work. nt  invictus   Jul-13-09 06:31 PM   #12 
  - When this nation finds itself in another world war, there will be no manufacturing to save it.  Selatius   Jul-13-09 06:49 PM   #15 
  - Let oil hit $200/barrel.  Laelth   Jul-13-09 06:56 PM   #16 
  - Don't worry, I'm sure Goldman Sachs is working on that as we speak  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:00 PM   #18 
  - Oil could be $1000 a barrel, it wouldn't matter.  Ikonoklast   Jul-14-09 06:18 AM   #53 
     - Really? I assumed shipping was quite expensive. Hmm ... n/t  Laelth   Jul-14-09 09:24 AM   #55 
        - Cargo ships run on Bunker C fuel. It's the cheapest crap left over  Javaman   Jul-14-09 03:48 PM   #58 
  - Here in Cleveland we have a Wal-Mart where a steel mill stood.  Doremus   Jul-13-09 07:00 PM   #19 
  - I remember a Kurt Vonnegut quote in times like this  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:01 PM   #20 
     - Pitchforks are much more satisfying.  Doremus   Jul-13-09 07:31 PM   #30 
  - Look at these links  NNN0LHI   Jul-13-09 07:02 PM   #22 
  - kick #17 nt  slipslidingaway   Jul-13-09 07:03 PM   #23 
  - It's been replaced by  bbinacan   Jul-13-09 07:05 PM   #24 
  - Not really the point  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:07 PM   #25 
  - I understand  bbinacan   Jul-13-09 07:18 PM   #26 
     - There is a mixture of management and union blame to go there  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:24 PM   #28 
        - Yes but it  bbinacan   Jul-13-09 07:30 PM   #29 
           - Labor existed in those mills  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:36 PM   #32 
           - I went to college  bbinacan   Jul-13-09 07:56 PM   #35 
              - I went to school for two years at App State  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 08:01 PM   #36 
                 - Yes they are. n/t  bbinacan   Jul-13-09 08:03 PM   #37 
           - I also would love to remind you of your formerly great Textile Mills  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:53 PM   #34 
  - Non-union, too. n/t  amandabeech   Jul-13-09 07:21 PM   #27 
  - "I cry for the loss of manufacturing in this country and gambling taking its place as an employer."  varelse   Jul-13-09 07:32 PM   #31 
  - I have a thread you might like on Goldman  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 07:39 PM   #33 
     - Thank you!  varelse   Jul-13-09 08:41 PM   #40 
  - How do we revive the manufacturing industry?  MadMaddie   Jul-13-09 08:03 PM   #38 
  - Two very easy things to do but difficult things to get changed in our current Congress  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 08:04 PM   #39 
  - Were ya drinkin beer?  zagging   Jul-13-09 08:48 PM   #41 
  - First person who got my reference  AllentownJake   Jul-13-09 08:53 PM   #42 
  - Thanks for the post...many of us here know exactly what you mean about "Our Home Towns"  KoKo   Jul-13-09 09:28 PM   #43 
  - Casino? blech. I could never get comfortable gambling for fun. Nervewracking.  Ilsa   Jul-13-09 09:31 PM   #44 
  - It's "Reality Tee Vee to Quell the Masses. Let 'em Gamble..and feel like they made Millions on Wall  KoKo   Jul-13-09 09:34 PM   #46 
  - You just described Pittsburgh 30 years ago... but we rebuilt ourselves into a different type of city  scheming daemons   Jul-13-09 09:32 PM   #45 
  - yes, we'll all give each other heart transplants. or sell antiques to each other.  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-09 05:54 AM   #51 
  - Happened to Allentown 30 years ago  AllentownJake   Jul-14-09 05:03 PM   #59 
  - Pittsburgh got lots of money to do that...plus Mellon-Scaife Millions...n/t  KoKo   Jul-13-09 10:44 PM   #47 
  - Mr. Potter was an amateur  Canuckistanian   Jul-13-09 10:49 PM   #48 
  - Sad, but true.  progressoid   Jul-14-09 02:46 PM   #56 
  - AJ: I once worked in one of those steel mills, a fabrication shop  old mark   Jul-14-09 06:18 AM   #52 
 

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