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Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:32

There are any number of things that decades in manufacturing have taught me, not the least of which is the inherent wisdom of the marketplace. In fact, for a guy whose political bent, sense of environmental responsibility, and pro-social conscience can tilt proudly left at times, my belief in the absolute wisdom of the marketplace is as far right as right can be. That is especially true in matters of energy.

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:32

Understand, my best friend in the world is a woman – and she’s been at my side through nearly five decades. What’s more, together we have a daughter, a beautiful and talented young lady who every day blows me away with the wise, witty and deeply insightful things she continues to say, do and believe. So I clearly come at this issue with a unique and, perhaps, particular bias. But it’s hard for me to read a newspaper or watch the news these days and not feel sickened by the number of disturbing items that have at their core the mistreatment and objectification of women.

Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:49

I am not an economist. I don’t even play one on TV. I’m just a small business owner who’s spent his life in the most important sector in this economy.I am, in other words, a manufacturer.Yet when I hear President Trump dusting off the Laffer Curve, trafficking in 80’s-era supply-side rhetoric, and proposing tax reforms that recall the days of trickle-down prosperity and “voodoo” economics, it gives me real pause.

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:44

The stories are anything but apocryphal. They’re as real as real can get.

Throughout this country, even as Donald Trump continues to boldly promise to bring manufacturing jobs back from distant shores, tens of thousands of high-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs remain open, begging for qualified men and women to fill them.

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:17

Like most Americans, I’ve been watching the first two weeks of the Trump administration with a curious mixture of fascination, hope and concern.

I’m fascinated watching a man who’s never done a day of public service in his life perform after he woke up one morning to discover he’s suddenly the most influential civil servant in the country.

Submitted by admin on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 10:31

Let’s forget the rancor of the campaign. Let’s forget the hate-speech, the xenophobia, the simplistic war cries, and the negative passions both candidates managed to trigger. Let’s just get past those things. 

Because, whether half the country likes it or not, we’ve all chosen Donald Trump our next president.

So, what does that mean? Well, the ripple impact of a Trump presidency remains to be seen, and will have to play itself out over the course of the next four years.