House Republicans rolled out their plan to fund disaster relief in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) district, but at the cost of almost half of remaining loans set aside to help the American auto industry.”
Why are those loans to the auto industry being targeted? Because they are actually working, creating jobs.
Even as Republicans have sought to encourage “Made in America” products, experts say this is one of the programs that has achieved bringing manufacturing jobs to the U.S.
The loans for the auto industry were meant to help encourage new manufacturing plants in the U.S. and re-equip existing facilities, as well as drive the companies toward making more fuel-efficient vehicles [...]
One of the direct results was that Ford quit manufacturing their Ford Focus in Mexico.
“All of the Focus production is now here in Michigan,” Hill said. “Nissan is building their Leaf in Tennessee. I don’t think that program would’ve happened in the United States if it weren’t for this type of money.”
Remember that next time you hear some clueless dolt of a conservative say “government never created a job” (and that’s assuming, charitably, that they mean private sector job).
Here is a program that is on-shoring jobs, giving a boost to some of the most economically devastated regions of the country. So of course Cantor and the GOP want to eliminate it!
Jobs, jobs, jobs? Not if it helps Obama get reelected, no matter how many people get employed.