So how is our manufacturing sector doing? Well, we do have some job growth but it severely lags what it should be if the economic growth numbers are real. But how can that be you ask? Well, over-regulation, over-lawyering, too much union power, China currency manipulation, trade deficits, taxation rules, and an anti-business almost activist government against commerce. Okay so, let’s talk because recently our commander (teleprompter) in chief attempted to take yet another victory lap.In Today’s Manufacturing online news there was an article by Tom Raum of the AP titled; “US Halfway to Obama’s Export Goal,” which stated; ” Suddenly outsourcing is on the way out and insourcing on the way in as the U.S. trudges unevenly toward President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling American exports around the world by the start of 2015,” now mind you this came from the Washington Associated Press so obviously it was an early morning PR plant from the Obama Administration trying to sneak in a little positive PR to hide the dismal performance.Further, he had promised in 2008 he’d double exports by 2012, now that date has been pushed back out, and he should have been able to do it by 2011 as the economy expanded but he didn’t due to poor policy. So, in looking at this headline title on this article, I have some comments, namely; Half Way or Half Assed – I ask – as we’ve plundered opportunities due to bad energy policy, failure to reduce regulations, and anti-business rhetoric – this administration gets an “F” for their efforts and performance.Of course, this PR piece purporting to be a legitimate news article comes on the back of a General Motors announcement to spend $322 Million on four automotive factories here in the US too, meaning Obama is also attempting to take credit for that too. If we’d all step back and look at the bigger picture we’d see that we’ve all been had, that the economy is not doing well, that the manufacturing sector is hurt by the very administration that claims any results garnered are thanks to their wonderful, beautiful, and intelligent leadership. Well, it simply isn’t so.The gains in manufacturing export are more likely due to free-market capitalism, not Washington DC, in fact the gains are in spite of the piss poor policies as I view it. Well, know you know, so I hope you will please consider all this and think on it, because it’s time for some changes if we want to capture the other half of that goal, something we should have accomplished years ago now.