President Obama visited a factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to tout his economic agenda and an “insourcing” plan for keeping U.S. jobs from going abroad.
President Obama: “The last thing we can afford to do is go back to the same policies that got us into this mess. Milwaukee, we are not going back to an economy that’s weakened by outsourcing and bad debt and phony financial profits. We need an economy that is built to last, that is built on American manufacturing and American know-how and American-made energy and skills for American workers, and the renewal of American values of hard work and fair play and shared responsibility. That’s what we’re about.”
Obama’s visit coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of Wisconsin’s statewide uprising against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public workers. But during his remarks, Obama made no mention of the struggle in Wisconsin. Walker himself pulled out of Obama’s appearance, citing a bout with the flu.