The facts about U.S. manufacturing above are from: Forging A Second American Century - Forbes.com What really stands in the way of American manufacturing? To quote the article: “A 2008 study by National Association of Manufacturers affiliate organization The Manufacturing Institute and the Manufacturer's Alliance/MAPI compared the cost of manufacturing in the U.S. to a group of nine industrial nations including Germany, Japan, China and Mexico. Because of higher taxes, energy and regulatory costs, U.S. manufacturers face a 17.6% structural cost disadvantage when competing against firms from these nine countries. But progress is being made. The same group estimated that just two years earlier, in 2006, American firms faced a 31.7% structural cost disadvantage.”
What do all of the Democrat-Progressives call for on the left, what do all of the protectionists and isolationists call for on the right … higher taxes and greater regulations.”
Perhaps IF we removed the 17.6% (at least that’s what it was, with Obama it has probably gone back up) structural cost disadvantage government has saddled on manufacturing our hourly compensation levels would rise.
When you post data from a right wing book I don't have to buy ... I'll take you seriously. That was the point of showing you charts and data with sources.