Unquestionably the manufacturing segment of our economy remains anxious despite a 'relatively' strong first quarter this year.
This sector's 'confidence', has been sapped, and has dropped precipitously over the last two quarters.
Uncertainty over a looming fiscal abyss, possible tax increases, and budget cuts might send the economy
into real downturn going into 2013.
Europe is in recession, and economic growth worldwide is 'lagging', these conditions have slowed
domestic manufacturing to a near standstill.
American manufacturing is the driving wheel of the Republic.
Manufacturing employs directly, or supports the employment of, 30 million jobs.
American manufacturing employs
the most productive work-force in the world.
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