When I read the comment below by Congressman dubya Ed Whitfield, I
realized this guy is out of touch with reality here in Kentucky. The fact
is Kentucky has lost 2.3 percent of its
manufacturing jobs, or almost
7,600, from September 2006 to September 2007 and
manufacturing jobs, in the previous 5 years, according to Manufacturers’ News.
That amounts to 33, 981 manufacturing lost in Kentucky, in just six years.
When Ed Whitfield says "We have enjoyed a strong and robust economy, with impressive job growth over the past decade" I have to wonder what he is smoking!
Is it really a surprise to anyone other than Senator Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao and Ed Whitfield, that when good jobs disappear and folks can't afford to buy as much, the economy suffers? Yes Ed its the economy stupid and a stimulus package to give folks a little money to buy products made in China will not cure the mess you have helped put us in. You sir, along with your pal Senator Mitch McConnell, have helped put the United States of America in jeopardy with your never ending quest for cheap labor and your support of Corporate America moving the manufacturing base, with all of the good paying jobs, out of the United States of America to the lands of cheap and sometimes child labor. Mr. Ed sir, with all due respect, it seems you're more concerned about horses than the stability of the United States of America!
"Over the years, the American economy has had its ups and downs. We have enjoyed a strong and robust economy, with impressive job growth over the past decade. Today, we are still creating jobs and our economy continues to grow but at a much smaller pace. The steps that are being taken by the government are designed to provide the necessary stimulus to give our economy a strong boost and prevent a recession."
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield