Commentary: Obama advised to show interest in manufacturing

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Commentary: Obama advised to show interest in manufacturing

Dayton Daily News – WASHINGTON — To say Sen. Sherrod Brown was unhappy with President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last week would be a bit of a stretch.

“Disappointed’’ with parts of the speech was about as far as Brown, D-Ohio, would go.

“I don’t think there is a presidential State of the Union that almost every member of Congress doesn’t have some minor differences,’’ Brown said. “I had several of those, but overall I liked the speech.’’

But then Brown went on to say he was “concerned that (Obama) did not talk about manufacturing,’’ adding that “this country’s policy makers have ignored manufacturing for a generation now.’’

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