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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

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    Out sourcing, look where manufacturing is today. We don't make much here.
    eh?

    If the U.S. manufacturing sector were a separate country, it would be tied with Germany as the world's third largest economy. It would also be larger than the entire economies of India and Russia combined. As much as we hear about the "demise of U.S. manufacturing," and how we are a country that "doesn't produce anything anymore," and how we have "outsourced our production to China," the U.S. manufacturing sector is alive and well, and the U.S. is still the largest manufacturer in the world.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Prof, if you read that article, you'd see that most didn't support it because they wanted more. A public option is not a single payer system.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    LOL!

    like stiffneck nelson and jiltin joe lieberman, et al, oppose the po cuz it doesn't go far enough

    get real
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Poll: Broad majority support start of Afghan troop withdrawal


    "A broad majority of Americans support President Obama's plan to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this year, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

    According to the poll, 72 percent of Americans generally favor Obama's plan to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan this year and 20,000 more by the end of the summer of 2012 while 23 percent are against it. The poll also found that five percent have no opinion. Eighty-seven percent of Democrats generally favor the plan while 11 percent oppose it. Amongst Republicans, 50 percent generally favor the strategy while 43 percent oppose it."

    Poll: Broad majority support start of Afghan troop withdrawal - TheHill.com
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday


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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    I wonder how the Afghanis performed...
    The assault ended only after NATO helicopters joined the battle, killing three of the insurgents on the hotel’s roof. Still, NATO officials took a more sanguine view of the performance of the Afghan police, saying that they had fought well, once they had their forces arrayed at the scene. “They acquitted themselves pretty well — it could have been a whole lot worse,” said a Western official.

    But for the hotel guests, many of whom jumped over the perimeter walls, plunged into irrigation ditches or cowered in closets to escape the attackers, the police response was not only slow, but also cowardly. Several witnesses said police officers ran away or refused to shoot.

    Guests milling outside the hotel on Wednesday morning said that without the assistance of the NATO forces, the mayhem would have gone on much longer.

    “The main question in Kabul, and on the cusp of transition, is, Are they ready?” said another Western official here, referring to the police. “The Intercontinental attack introduces doubt, and if the transition is supposed to be based on the security conditions, then the conditions haven’t been met.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/wo...ef=todayspaper

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Prof, if you read that article, you'd see that most didn't support it because they wanted more. A public option is not a single payer system.
    To look at something honestly, to interpret what numbers mean, is apparently too much to ask of some. The dishonest person merely posts links without ever trying to understand what is being said. Sadly.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    eh?

    If the U.S. manufacturing sector were a separate country, it would be tied with Germany as the world's third largest economy. It would also be larger than the entire economies of India and Russia combined. As much as we hear about the "demise of U.S. manufacturing," and how we are a country that "doesn't produce anything anymore," and how we have "outsourced our production to China," the U.S. manufacturing sector is alive and well, and the U.S. is still the largest manufacturer in the world.
    Industrial restructuring, which has been characterized by a decline in manufacturing and growth in the service sector, affects the distribution of workers across industries, occupations, and geographic regions. In addition, deunionization and the declining value of the minimum wage in recent decades have affected worker access to health care and other employee benefits.

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    Global corporate restructuring and other trends in the U.S. labor market also have the potential to exacerbate wage inequality. Corporate restructuring creates pressure to contain total compensation for many low-wage and
    mid-level workers but increases returns to managers at thehighest levels where compensation may be linked to profits. In addition, the demand for higher-educated workers combined with technology will continue to widen the
    wage gap between the highly educated and the less skilled.

    http://www.prb.org/pdf08/63.2uslabor.pdf

    Charting The Unprecedented Decline In U.S. Manufacturing, And Other Economic Tidbits From Morgan Stanley

    Charting The Unprecedented Decline In U.S. Manufacturing, And Other Economic Tidbits From Morgan Stanley | zero hedge

    When Factories Vanish, So Can Innovators

    Losing an industry or ceasing to manufacture a particular product, in this case stainless steel flatware, has indeed become a fairly frequent event. Just in the last few years, the last sardine cannery, in Maine, closed its doors. Stainless steel rebars, the sturdy rods that reinforce concrete in all kinds of construction, are now no longer made in America. Neither are vending machines or incandescent light bulbs or cellphones or laptop computers.

    Less noticeably, American manufacturers are importing more of the components that go into their products. The imported portion has risen to more than 25 percent from 17 percent in 1997, according to Susan Houseman, a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Boeing Company, to consider one striking example, once bought all of its components from American suppliers, or made them in its factories here. Now the wings of several of its airliners are manufactured by Japanese subcontractors and shipped across the Pacific in giant cargo planes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/business/13every.html

    You may have to think this through a little more than usual.



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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    To look at something honestly, to interpret what numbers mean, is apparently too much to ask of some
    says the 60 second submitter who links to the sydney morning herald on behalf of school teachers in new york

    LOL!

    meanwhile, OBAMA'S WAR in afghanistan goes on FOREVER

    party on, progressives

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    says the 60 second submitter who links to the sydney morning herald on behalf of school teachers in new york

    LOL!

    meanwhile, OBAMA'S WAR in afghanistan goes on FOREVER

    party on, progressives
    Don't you mean "the slasher"?

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