Obama to Address Union, Name Manufacturing Adviser
Besides addressing health care, Obama will tell the assembled union members he has named Ron Bloom as senior counselor for manufacturing policy. Bloom has served since February as senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as part of Obama’s auto industry task force.
Bloom is traveling to Cincinnati with the president, the White House said. He will be working with the National Economic Council to “provide leadership on policy development and strategic planning for the president’s agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector.”
The White House said Bloom would continue in his position with Geithner but would expand his role to coordinate administration manufacturing policy with the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, Energy and Labor. Read More
Labor Unions and Obama
For first time, fewer than half of Americans approve of labor unions
Fewer than half of Americans — 48%, an all-time low — approve of labor unions, down from 59% a year ago.
The 48% of Americans now approving of unions represents the first sub-50% approval since Gallup first asked the question in the 1930s. Read More
Obama’s Approval Rating
29% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove Read More
When is enough, enough? Obama has his fingers into all aspects of our lives!