Our colleague Ryan over at Change the Perception wrote a wonderful piece the other day, and it was just so powerful I wanted to help him share his thinking. Here is his statement of faith about Manufacturing:
WOW! This is some thoughtful and passionate thinking.
Ryan had one more point, and it was aimed at the politicos who go up to Washington D.C. to represent OUR interests but then succumb to the “agency problem”- that is, they do only what helps them stay in power. Here is Ryan’s last tip for elected officials who really care about a strong U.S. manufacturing capability:
“I understand that I may have to make decisions that could be perceived as politically damaging to myself or my party, and threatening to my own reelection; but if my decisions help American manufacturer’s, I’m going to do it anyways.”
Ryan, I would call that “statesmanship.” Something we haven’t seen for a long, long time.
If you were running, Ryan, you’d have my vote!
To see Ryan’s full post click here.