The most telling line in the State of the Union address was this: "We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business." Especially because it wasn't matched by this: "We have to make America the best place on Earth to work."
America plays the role of abused partner in its relationship with China. Although the Asian giant repeatedly injures U.S. industry by violating trade rules, America has responded by pleading and begging for China to stop.
Union officials claim it's outrageous for Honeywell to claim they do not have $20 million to maintain their current health and retiree benefits over three years when they are willing to lose $22 million alone through lost production.
How is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China's illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing an energy-independent future?
The United States filed a complaint against Guatemala for failure to enforce labor agreements outlined in a free trade deal with Central American countries, making it the first time the U.S. has brought a case against a trade partner.
Shuttered factories and off-shored manufacturing are sapping American strength. Manufacturing needs help, and with unemployment stuck at 9.5 percent, so do the American people. "Make it in America" is that aid.
Lehigh Valley has proposed using tax dollars to enshrine the defunct Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s dilapidated, 38-year-old headquarters building in Eastern Pennsylvania as a national monument to mismanagement.