WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Bloom as the administration's senior counselor for manufacturing policy, the White House said Monday.
"Bloom will provide leadership ... for the president's agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector," a White House statement said.
Bloom will keep his role as senior adviser to the Treasury Secretary assigned to the President's Task Force on the Automotive Industry. He has previously served as special assistant to the president of the United Steelworkers Union and as an investment banker, the statement said.
The news comes a month after the U.S. manufacturing sector grew for the first time in 18 months and recorded its highest monthly output in two years, the White House said.
"A strong manufacturing sector is the cornerstone of American competitiveness and a critical part of President Obama's economic strategy," Bloom said, according to the statement.
If Obama is so bright, why is it he needs all of these advisers and czars?.....more than any president in history. Sounds like someone is in way, WAY over his head.....or maybe he just doesn't want to be accountable for anything.
Why does Obama needs so many of these "czars" to do his job for him (32 so far), and how much are they costing us taxpayers? I bet all of them make six figures.
"Advisor".....another Czar and the Obama people don't think we'll notice. If they rename something it changes it I guess that's their guess. The American people are not that stupid.
YUP another Czar that will not be held accountable to no one but Obummer.
1) Is he a communist, radical, agitating racist
2) Is he a tax evader
If he is neither, what is he doing in DC in this administration? He isn't qualified for the job.
What? NOT adding the title czar this time? Maybe Obama is finally "getting it" that this term is NOT a good one to use in a democracy - sure hope so! Whoever decided to use that term to begin with is a real idiot!
Americans...The President needs the best minds to counter the last 8 years of economic depressionary policies and that's the Real Issue!!!
Have the Repubs started protesting yet because they were not asked to weigh in on the appointment.
Judging by the Repub congressmember's remarks over the weekend, they would rail against a newborn baby born to someone other than a Repub. What a bunch of zipper challenged clowns the Repubs have become.
Isn't manufacturing part of the economy? Doesn't the President have an Economic Advisory Council? When President Obama said he was going to create new jobs, did he only mean in his administration?
So... what is this czar hiding. One down.. .how many more to go!
Another czar – what crime is he guilty of – another no background check.
Maybe President Obama should appoint Sarah Palin as czar for the crazies. Surely the Repubs would be overjoyed and quit complaining about everything!
Let's hope this appointment doesn't turn out to be a Bloom'in mess.
Name a union guy to advise on manufacturing????? How is U. S. Steel doing after the unions wrecked it? Doesn't the US now import most of it's steel due to the high costs that resulted from oganized labor throwing a tantrum. I guess dear leader wants to make sure that we outsource all of our remaining manufacturing jobs so he can create more democratic voter to stay at home, smoke dope and watch Oprah. What a genius. This is the stupidest man ever elected as president, but he sure can talk pretty (not honestly, but pretty).
Enough with the end and around attempt to consolidate more power! Congress don't have the guts to put the brakes to the Czardom!
Great to see some attention to this critical part of the American economy. We can not overestimate the impact improvements in American manufacturing businesses can have on the future of our economy.
Another Czar appointed........what a slick way to gain more government control over our lives! Where is Biden, don't they give him anything to do?
What czar is next, food czar, wheel czar, grass czar, movie czar..........
Why do we need this? Incompetent administration?
"Manufacturing policy" = bailing out failed automakers and unions with our taxes. Enough with the Car Czar Commissars already!
Bloom did so well nationalizing GM and Chrysler, I pity the poor companies (the few that are left) in the US "manufacturing sector " that he and his boss are now setting their sights on.
I pray he changes, and listens to the people of the America. His trying to change things to world european methods do not work here. We are Americans, not Europeans. We dont want czars, and we want a transparency government.
Another czar? I'm growing increasingly concerned about these positions which do not need to be confirmed in any manner by anyone. So far, Obama's selections have been very troubling and should be cause of great concern. This is not the administration that we voted for.
What does it say about the Republican party that their first casualty of their hit list through their proxy in the fox propaganda network is Van Jones , the white house green job adviser who is billed in the creation of green jobs for the economy. By the way he is the first African- American expert in green energy economy.
The author of The Green collar Economy. He has a duty to perform for this country and he can't be stopped.