HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Manufacturing Has a Futur...

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 08:33 AM

Manufacturing Has a Future in Ohio -- Just Not the One Trump Thinks

President Trump is promising a steel renaissance in Youngstown, but the city’s entrepreneurs are looking to the future, not the past.

LACHLAN MARKAY
07.25.17 10:10 PM ET

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—President Donald Trump wants to return the rust belt to its former glory. But in Youngstown, Ohio, people are looking forward, not back.

Amid a push to crack down on foreign steel competition, Trump visited Youngstown, once a jewel of the U.S. steel industry, for a campaign rally on Tuesday. Befitting an event in a once-booming steel city that has struggled for decades with post-industrial economic decay, the crowd in Youngstown seemed a perfect fit for his America First message and the punitive trade policies that are a pillar of that agenda.

But visitors to downtown Youngstown will find something else: a city emerging from the shadows of diminished industrial prowess, less concerned with clinging to bygone glory days than in crafting a new, high-tech manufacturing center that can not only compete in a rapidly changing global economy, but lead the way in industries poised to dominate global manufacturing growth.

For Trump, the trip to Youngstown was a sullen exercise in nostalgia. Addressing a packed and exuberant crowd at the city’s Covelli Center, he recalled a conversation with First Lady Melania Trump on the drive to the event. She pointed out all the seemingly abandoned industrial buildings lining the highway from the airport.

"I said, ‘those jobs have left Ohio,’” Trump recalled. But “they're all coming back...We're gonna fill up these factories or rip them down and build new ones." The president pledged once again to renegotiate or scrap altogether the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he blames for hollowing out America’s industrial base. "We will never again sacrifice Ohio jobs...to enrich other countries," the president pledged. "We are reclaiming our heritage as a manufacturing nation again… We are going to bring back our jobs.”

more
http://www.thedailybeast.com/manufacturing-has-a-future-in-ohiojust-not-the-one-trump-thinks

3 replies, 1066 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Manufacturing Has a Future in Ohio -- Just Not the One Trump Thinks (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 2017 OP
Demsrule86 Jul 2017 #1
riversedge Jul 2017 #2
Botany Jul 2017 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 09:01 AM

1. How about the auto jobs lost since your 'win'. You stupid moronic asshat Trump...

thousands of auto workers are laid off...not good for the country or you as it usually means a recession.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 09:02 AM

2. Trump deceives his fans. Makes me angry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 09:26 AM

3. Bald faced lie

"I said, ‘those jobs have left Ohio,’” Trump recalled. But “they're all coming back...

I have seen those factories in Warren and Youngstown, OH along with those in PA
and W.V. and they have torn up the RxR tracks to them, sold the metal for scrap,
and they are now growing trees on their roofs.

Those jobs are not coming back.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread