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Senate Proceeding on Sep 22nd, 2010 :: 8:09:40 to 8:11:50
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Sherrod Brown

8:09:37 to 8:09:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: it is not fine with businessmen and women who are disadvantaged because of t. mr. brown: i would add -- thank you, senator. i would add that those companies, when a major manufacturer leaves minneapolis or leaves cleveland or leaves north dakota, the companies that -- a company that -- a major company can up and leave, has

Sherrod Brown

8:09:40 to 8:11:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

8:09:59 to 8:10:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the resources to do that, that company has a multitude -- if it is a manufacturing company, a multitude of component manufacturers and supply -- and the supply chain. that one -- that may be the biggest customer, this big assembly plant that leaves and goes to china. that supply -- the common manufacturer that sells to that, say, auto assembly plant has all

Sherrod Brown

8:10:21 to 8:10:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: of a sudden lost its biggest customer. it is not big enough to move to china so it lost 30% of its customers. what that does to american workers and american companies and american companies, it is those multitude of component manufacturers. in the auto industry, for instance, there are way more people working in the supply chain, than there are in the actual assembly plant, and so

Sherrod Brown

8:10:43 to 8:11:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: when a company morvetion you see -- you see devastation in the wake of that company's entirety supply chain component manufacturing and, you know, i'm sure we saw it with huffy bicycle that make the steel, that shape the fen derks that stamp the fen derks that make the tires, that makes the

Sherrod Brown

8:11:04 to 8:11:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: spokes, that were taken to huffy -- to saline, ohio, this those days. all of them lose. in smaller communities -- and the senator from north dakota knows this -- a company often has a husband and wife working at the same plant makerring $12 to $15 an hour. their whole lives are upended

Sherrod Brown

8:11:25 to 8:11:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: because all of a sudden they've lost both jobs in their families. and so this -- when 30 years ago 30% of our g.d.p. was in manufacturing, only 11% was in financial services, that number has flipped now and look where it got us. only 11% of our country's g.d.p. makes things. we know how to make things in

Sherrod Brown

8:11:46 to 8:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: this country and we're losing the abet to do it and without a real manufacturing strategy --

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