Obama announces new Midwest manufacturing hubs

"I don't want the next big job-creating discovery to come from Germany or China or Japan. I want it to be made here in America."
Associated Press
Feb 25, 2014


President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the creation of two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing, with the eventual goal of creating jobs that have been lost to global competition.

As part of his year-old promise to expand public-private manufacturing partnerships across the country, Obama announced a new center in his hometown of Chicago, concentrating on high-tech digital manufacturing and design. The other new hub will be located in Canton, Mich., outside Detroit, and specialize in light metal manufacturing.

"If we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we've got to make sure we're on the cutting edge of new manufacturing techniques and technologies," Obama said from the White House.

Obama announced during his State of the Union address last year he would spend $200 million to create the manufacturing hubs that bring together companies and universities for research and development of products. Obama said Tuesday  he could envision the creation of a sheet a metal as thin as paper and strong as steel that would be in demand by the military and private sector.

Obama made the announcement from a dais in the East Room that also held a supporting frame for a fighter jet, a helicopter engine, a robotic arm used by the Navy for underwater explosive disposal and a 3D printer. Obama joked that it seemed like he was standing among all that "cool stuff" to announce the creation of Iron Man.

"This has been a secret project we've been working on for a while," he said with a chuckle. "Not really ... "

The administration previously had a manufacturing hub pilot program in Youngstown, Ohio, and Obama announced the creation of another Energy Department-led hub in Raleigh, N.C., last month. He encouraged Congress to approve funding for even more to keep up with global competition.

"I'm really excited about these four hubs. The only problem is Germany has 60 of them," Obama said.

"I don't want the next big job-creating discovery to come from Germany or China or Japan. I want it to be made here in America," Obama said.

Obama said even without Congress, his administration would create four additional hubs this year, through a competition by the Department of Energy.


The Big Dog's back

Hear Hear Mr. President.

Darwin's choice

From msnbc today....." President Obama today confirmed the number of sign ups for the ACA has reached nearly 4 million.."

Haven't you and coasterfan been throwing 6-7 million numbers out in your blatherings?

Seems you're cut from the same "liar" cloth....


Nope. What I SAID is that current signup rates indicate that more than 6 million will have signed up by the end of the initial signup period - which is March 31st, more than a month from now. It was a prediction made in late January as to how things will be come March 31st, and 5 weeks from now, we'll find out if the prediction I read was correct. In the meantime, if you're going to quote me, why not surprise us all, and quote me correctly?

I did enjoy how you brought up something that wasn't even in the article, so that you didn't have to address the obvious good news IN the article: your president is directly responsible for a bunch of new manufacturing jobs. Do those sorts of distraction ploys actually work with the other mouth breathing Fox News viewers you know?

Darwin's choice

Well mouth breather, the groundhog makes predictions that are just about as reliable as your presidents.

And you may want to check your post(lie) youposted. You never said anything about a date! And just like your president, more lies!


Re: "more than 6 million will have signed up,"

How many are new enrollees, Medicaid, those with previous health ins. et. al?

Without a break-down these "estimates" are meaningless.

Typical fallacy and ultimate failure of centralized planning: Focus on quantity, NOT quality.

The govt. CAN NOT coordinate quality health care for 300 million people.


Congrats on Obamacare. Spent Billions of dollars, raised insurance rates on millions more, millions dropped from the plans that the President said they could keep, and you've successfully added 5 million college kids that would have had insurance, if there were any jobs around for them to work at.

Seriously, we're 5 years into this Presidential term. Where is the job creation.


There are plenty of jobs out there. All you need to have are 2 requirements meant. #1 Be willing to work #2 Pass a drug test Easier said than done.


Re: "Nope. What I SAID is that current signup rates indicate that more than 6 million will have signed up by the end of the initial signup period - which is March 31st,"

Please advise of the 4 million that have signed up how many have paid? How many went into medicaid paid for by the workers taxes? How many that signed up have actually paid a premium and have valid coverage? How many persons have been cancelled by their companies? Do you somehow think that more persons have been cancelled by their companies than are singed up for Obamacare other than medicaid ,actually paid a premium and have valid coverage?

Simple Enough II

Some folks I know who were forced to go this route were told by the sight that they would be going on Medicaid. What a joke of a system.


Does anybody really listen to anything coasternut and big dog's anus has to say anyway? Honestly, do some research on the crud they post, none of it can be backed up which leads me to believe they are paid bloggers for the Democrat party. They will both have stroke during the midterms when they lose control of the senate. The polls are already showing that it is likely to happen. The fact is that nobody, even most dems are not buying the lies and the constant blaming of republicans for all the problems. Lets face it, when the dems had complete control of both houses and the Presidency they couldn't accomplish anything, they said repubs were obstructing, now they don't have total control and they are still saying the same thing. The only thing the dems have been able to accomplish is the passing of the ACA boondoggle. A program the vast majority of Americans want repealed because of the pain it is causing. Let the coasternut cheerleading continue, he apparently has no problem going down with the sinking ship.


Hear Hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you like your Dr you can keep your Dr, if you like your an you can keep your plan. STFU LIAR.


Will he get the same reaction as Mike Rowe?


Shovel ready jobs, BITCHE$ !

Too bad the 90% of the losers that voted for him, don't want to work! They are even too lazy to sign up for "free" ObamaCare.

They love their Xbox and free Obama phones!


Re: Yea the problem Romney had is that he promised jobs for people that don't want to work.


The real laugh is the fact that several polls questioning people who helped put Obama back into office show the majority of them now have buyers regret and would overwhelmingly vote for Romney. I have to laugh, let them suffer, they wanted him back, they can deal with it


LOL. Leave it to rightwingnuts to complain when Obama CREATES JOBS.

Obama Derangement Syndrome is now epidemic. If the man cured cancer, Republicans would complain that he put oncologists out of work, and cured cancer without Congressional Approval.

Darwin's choice

If the moron would stop lying every time he opens his mouth.... nevermind, it won't happen.



Govt. can't spend $1.00 that it doesn't take from somewhere else.

Only socialist-progressive Obamanistas would believe that a govt. can "create" jobs. lol


Re: "Govt. can't spend $1.00 that it doesn't take from somewhere else."

Yea I do earn money that I do not get to keep because the government takes it away from me to give it to someone that does not have to work to earn their own.

Maybe I should just stop working and let the government take the money away from someone else that has worked to earn it for me.


Uhh, this is an idea, and it hasn't created a single job yet. Better to be deranged than suffer from Obama DELUSION Disorder.

Peninsula Pundit

Ah, see here!
Tango says govt doesn't create jobs,knuckledragger complains that he hasn't created a job.
You see this throughout the Republicans:
Half cry 'where's the jobs?' and the other half says 'Govt can't create jobs.'
Please figure it out, guys, and let us know what the real position is.
You really can't have it both ways, y'know.
At least outside the confines of your own skulls, that is.


Re: "Ah,"

Enjoy 'playing in the weeds' do ya?

So, tell me exactly 'how' do govt's "create" jobs?

Peninsula Pundit

I agree with your position. Govt's do not create jobs.
But I believe a case can be made for a WPA type of thing to rebuild our infrastructure throughout this country.
Please explain to your comrades here who post otherwise when they continuously ask the president, 'where are the jobs?'


Re: "WPA type"

Govt. make-work "jobs."

Also, times are different. Most work is mechanized; few picks and shovels. Have to hire Mexes.

Also, the funding comes from where?

Debt is already $17T and climbing. Fiscally the country was in better shape in the 1930s.

Jobs come from the private sector - tax and regulatory changes 'seriously' need to be made.

Pres. Obama is a centralized planning guy, not a private sector promoter – Keystone XL Pipeline.


He couldn't have picked 2 worse cities. One is so broke it can't afford to say the word broke and the other has one of the highest tax base in the country. What a dumba$$.

Peninsula Pundit

So which is which, Running on Empty?
I've been to Canton, Michigan.
You won't mistake it for Detroit.


Canton, suburb of D-town. Thanks for the info.

Peninsula Pundit

I didn't post to be thanked, I posted in query to which you were calling which in the original post.
You will not mistake Canton for Detroit.
No car older than 5 years old on the streets.
Cop cars, fire services say,'Canton' on them, not 'Detroit.'
Looks like Upper Arlington, Ohio.


Upper Arlington is a suburb of Columbus. Michigan is sinking financially just like Illinois. Sinkinnnnnnnggggggggggggg.


He picked a broke city that needs jobs. REALLY are you that simple ? Who is the dumb one here ? He could not of picked a better city.

2cents's picture

Yes YoMamma, Mike was a little off base, not knowing the history of the Walton empire. More smoke and mirrors to heard the sheep into their stores just like dad did. 4 of the richest people in the us are Walton's. Lets see, beat down US manufacturers and their employees, provide a slight discount to customers and clean up financially.


Re: "Walton's."

Publically owned co.; don't shop there.

Whereas, Pres. Obama treats taxpayer spending like his own private piggybank with his harebrained, proven failure, Soviet centralized planning thinking.


Dang it, nocents, I hate when someone actually starts their own business and builds it into an empire. Maybe you will do something one day like start your own business and build it. It probably didn't come easy. If you hate them so much then never spend another 2cents (haha) there.

Peninsula Pundit

Tesla is trying to enter the car business, but current auto manufacturers are bribing the statehouses to make laws that won't allow them to compete.
There is the flaw in your simple pronouncements. With the way it is done today, it's 'build your empire and then buy off the system so you can have the federal govt subsidize your employees and cap minimum wages.'


Re: "Tesla is trying to enter the car business,"

At $90K plus, it sure ain't "The People's Car."

Buy some shares of stock (TSLA) - put your money where your misdirected mind is.

Peninsula Pundit

Thanks for responding to my point so succinctly.
Talk about misdirection......
Speaking of stock, yours keeps falling as to the veracity of your comments.
Heading for the 'penny' stock department in a hurry.
But it will still be 2cents worth, I guess.


Re: "Thanks (snip)"

You're welcome. If you're posts aren't misdirected, I don't mind commenting on them.


Peninsula Pundit gets five ***** stars!

(The truth's glaring reality is blinding for those who don't open their eyes.)


There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Capitalistic Society. It's when the checks and balances AND morality have been purchased by those who want all the cookies and cream for themselves. Our new service-base economy leaves little room for individuals to rise up through the ranks no matter how good of a new widget they create. And...when they do...they too will most likely off-shore its production. It's a vicious and self-perpetuating vortex of Free Enterprise on steroids. Game. Set. Match.


2cents; I agree in so much that the Walmart affect was another major contributor to the demise of our downtowns. The time has come, unfortunately, where it is very difficult to wean people off their Walmart addiction. Walmart did their homework, implemented their plan and work at it daily. It seems people don't realize that their shopping habits also have a direct impact on those same people's jobs. "Let's save a little even if it means cutting our own long-term jobs." The pendulum will be hard (at minimum) to reset.

Dr. Information

America will be spending more annually on our debt interest alone than on the yearly military budget in just a couple years. Thanks Obama.


I have no problem with that, Doc. I'd much rather pay our bills than spend more on our hugely overbloated defense budget, wouldn't you? You DO know that we had a budget surplus until Bush decided to put few unnecessary wars on our credit card, right? You do understand that this is where the debt interest came from, right?

Darwin's choice

You do understand you're the biggest azz kissing troll here, right?


Re: "overbloated defense budget,"

Agree with providing for a 'Protect America First' defense budget.

However, let's see how those Dem members of Congress react when defense jobs are lost in their states and districts through the cuts.


Re: "over bloated defense budget,"

We will be downsizing our military while Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran continue to expand their military is anyone worried ? Does anyone think all the other countries are expanding their military just to have some place they can spend their excess money ?


Paying interest on your debt isn't exactly paying your bills when you have to borrow money to operate every day.

You probably believe Bush caused the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Peninsula Pundit

He didn't cause them, not smart enough.
Cheney? More likely.
No one in that administration did anything to prevent them, although they were specifically warned of who and how it was going to be done.
That fact is indisputable.
And is completely off-topic to this board.


Re: "And is completely off-topic to this board."


But keep spewing those ridiculous Demo-bot talking points anyway. lol

Peninsula Pundit

Careful, now.
You're agreeing with me to the detriment of one of your comrades.
You aren't going to let your monomaniacal world view be disrupted by a true statement, are you?
Stay in line,tango.


Re: "You're agreeing with me,"

Only that it was "off-topic."

You merely confirmed that you're nutzy enough to be a 9.11 truther.


You and people like you are the greatest threat to the US. " I'd much rather pay our bills than spend more on our hugely overbloated defense budget" So you would rather have your tax money go over seas to just pay the interest than create a job here in the states. You know all those defense contractors and such will be jobless because you have a thing for paying off communist regimes. You do realize that Obama has added to that debt more than all the other presidents now? Now he has not only doubled the debt but the interest as well. Learn some economics instead of getting your fiscal advice from a street corner community organizer.

The Big Dog's back

Actually you right wingnuts are the greatest threat. Fact.


Only in your world, You people would love the chance to kill off fellow citizens because you hate their rights or re-educate them and call it freedom.
As I said before dog, you and people like you scare normal Americans. Your worse that terrorist.


2cents you also forgot about local governments paying for those jobs because most aren't full time. (workers get various forms of aid)


Even the liberal Washington Post calls Obama a liar and gave him a Pinocchio nose rating. Very enlightening article. Seems we have heard this mantra from libtards since Obama's start of his treasonous occupation.


Peninsula Pundit

The Post is a damnable liberal rag until it posts something the republicans like. Then it is the 'undisputed truth.'
It sure gets old real quick.

Really are you ...

Hey Obama! The next big job-creating discovery should have already, can, and probably will come from right here in North Central Ohio. Obama, put one of your incubators, excellerators, think tanks, work tanks,or whatever you want to call them around here. There is no change if you keep doing the same thing.


So what he is saying is that private industry can't figure out new ways to manufacture things without his intervention.


Can this guy be any more out of touch with reality?

Peninsula Pundit

Next, you'll cry he 'hasn't created any jobs.'


Re: "he 'hasn't created any jobs.'"

Try to keep up to date would ya?

The Fed Resv. has essentially taken credit for any job creation and improvement in the economy - easy money (ZIRP) & QE.

Peninsula Pundit

Again, why do you quote an organization that you completely discredit in every other post you make?
Change your handle to 'Janus'.
I'm sure you can figure it out.
Well, maybe I'm not so sure anymore.
Have you recently handed your handle to a 16 year old?
Perhaps a change in BP medication?
Notice I kindly specified BP, as opposed to any psychotropics some might unkindly ascribe to your posts.
Just keepin' it real.......


Re: "Change your handle to 'Janus'."

I 'sincerely' regret that it distresses you that I don't view the world in socio-political monochrome like you.

Note the phrase: "taken credit,"


Yes, Obummer single handedly created jobs. This is similar to Gore creating the internet. They're both legends in their own minds.


Phroggy, in just a few words, you said it all. ALL. Congratulations. Now all I have left is to wish you were wrong, LOL!


Re: "manufacturing hubs"

Pres. Obama continues to play "small ball."

What happened to that "Jobs Council" he used to crow about?


Two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing." Now we know where the money being cut from troops and military retirees is going, to again payoff the manufacturing unions.


-------> Get's Foodstamps--->Free Healthcare----> Take home pay is ---> $95 a week net pay, To pay rent,car Insurance,utility's. Life suck's to be me!!!!


Oh, please. If you qualify for foodstamps, and if your take home pay is really as described, you ALSO qualify for housing and utilities assistance. I'll give you credit for working since too many don't or won't; but crying about it clearly hasn't changed your quality of living much. Maybe you should do something else instead.


Remember your plight cap. You know; though some haven't got dealt a situation like you have. If it happens to them they'll talk different.

Really are you ...

Ok so if I were to go to the hub down in Raleigh, NC, how do I get it back up here in North Central Ohio? It won't take long to put the pieces together


Lies, lies. All damnable lies.


Some more of his B.S.

2cents's picture

Been busy but I did find the article I had read. this is the link.



Um, how many people are going to actually pass the drug test for these jobs?

It is a requirement, isn't it?


even if you come up with the next big job creating discovery, according to the prez, you didn't discover that..