To innovate, you must make.
Innovation happens closest to where the making is happening.

We are losing our edge in this country because we are not getting serious about making.

Yes, we can endlessly debate WHY so much of our manufacturing has moved to China. Let’s not.

In less than 5 years, China will take our spot as the world’s largest economy. 5 years. We don’t have time to bicker about which solution is best or what obstacle the biggest to rebuilding our manufacturing base. Obama doesn’t really understand the problem and neither does Romney. You can’t understand the struggle we business people face if your experience is from Harvard. You get it when you do it. And no, Romney’s Bain Capital doesn’t count. He didn’t make anything but money. Trading paper doesn’t count. If I buy old cars and sell off the parts at a profit does that give me expertise at MAKING cars?

Let’s skip the political debate. We haven’t time.

We must demand that our broken education system start producing people with the skills we need at our businesses.

Ask yourself this if you have kids in school: Are your kids learning something that will land them a solid middle-class job? Not only must we demand more education of our education system, but we must give it more. (When was the last time you offered to speak at your local high school?) We need to fund education.

We need to demand the infrastructure to facilitate making and distributing goods.

We need to demand MORE reform of the healthcare system. Yes, MORE reform. All members of a productive society should have a right to healthcare. Not all members will or can be productive but if you want a productive, innovative society people must work to produce and not be forced take jobs in fear of losing health insurance!

We, the business people who make things and help other businesses make things are the real economic base of this country and WE need to get to work, together, on building this country.

Where will we get the money?

Cut the military budget. End that stupid, wasteful war in Afghanistan.

Our country’s strength does not come from the thousands of nuclear warheads stockpiled for the past 50 years. In fact, that junk may be our greatest threat! What if al qaeda gets a hold of one of our nuclear weapons? Our strength is in our strength, not our weapons and arms. We have been fighting a third world force in Afghanistan which is funded by donations for twelve years!

Our strength is in our economy and our ability to make anything we need. ANYTHING.

Our weakness is our debt. And our debt is very serious.

Will you join me and support “Made in USA”?

And if your business is trying to produce goods in this country, let’s work together. I want to see you succeed.

Let’s innovate. If your making something but having a hard time, let’s work together.

Chris Reich, TeachU.com

We must demand that our broken education system start producing people with the skills we need. Ask yourself this if you have kids in school: Are your kids learning something that will land them a solid middle-class job? Not only must we demand more education of our education system, but we must give it more. (When was the last time you offered to speak at your local high school?) We need to fund education.

We need to demand the infrastructure to facilitate making and distributing goods.

We need to demand MORE reform of the healthcare system. Yes, MORE reform. All members of a productive society should have a right to healthcare. Not all members will or can be productive but if you want a productive, innovative society people must work to produce and just take jobs in fear of losing health insurance!