When President Obama took the bold step of saving the U.S. auto industry, he didn’t just save auto assembly jobs. He saved American manufacturing, including 350,000 USW jobs that are part of the auto supply chain.
The auto rescue helped millions of Americans and Steelworkers from all over: the single mom making axles in Indiana.
The lifelong paperworker in Wisconsin making high-glossy paper used in auto catalogues. The kid just out of high school hired into the tyre plant in Ohio. The police officer in small town Pennsylvania. The list goes on and on.
Mitt Romney says he would have let the auto industry fail – let us fail. President Obama believed in us. Saving the American auto industry was courageous. It was politically unpopular. But it was the right thing to do.