On this week’s “America’s Business,” host Mike Hambrick assesses the economy — cold, hot, or just right? — discusses tort reform and contemplates the impact of the November congressional elections on the manufacturing economy.
NAM Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Jay Timmons offers thoughts on the NAM’s brand-new Awards for Legislative Excellence, presented to Members of Congress whose voting records demonstrate strong support for manufacturing, while Richard Dunham of Business Week focuses on the consequences of a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Also from the Fourth Estate comes a discussion of the U.S. economy from Jodi Schneider of Congressional Quarterly, which had a recent cover story, “No Way Out,” and James P. Miller of the Chicago Tribune. The debate is about an economic hard landing versus soft landing.
In the weekly segment with Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership, the topic is winners and losers in the competition to be “legally insane,” abusing the U.S. legal system. Other regular segments include the Factory Floor, with Jim Dyer of Metal Products Company of McMinnville, TN; and Phil Tredway of Erie Molded Plastics steps up on “America’s Business” Soapbox. NAM President John Engler concludes with “The Last Word,” noting the release of the NAM’s voting record guide for the 109th Congress.
So, it’s a newsy, busy week for manufacturing and “America’s Business.” But then again, it always is. To listen on-line, please click here.