State-level manufacturing job growth has varied across the 16 presidential administrations since 1948, with significant gains in most states across the seven Democratic terms and significant losses under the nine Republican, according to The Manufacturing Jobs Score, 1949-2011, a new analysis of official government data by the Keystone Research Center (KRC) and Iowa Policy Project (IPP). The Democratic administrations have added an average of between 160,000 and 250,000 manufacturing jobs each year, while Republican ones have lost manufacturing jobs at about the same rate.And it's not even close. Even Eisenhower, who was a member of a now-extinct species known as "moderate Republicans," hemorrhaged manufacturing jobs. It's pretty startling to see it all laid out in black and white.
So, what we really need is another Republican administration, right? Especially when the guy at the top of the ticket is one of those who led the way when it comes to intentionally shipping jobs overseas. That ought to work out just swell.