The article says, "Obama also laid out the details of an initiative he mentioned in the State of the Union: a competition to create three 'manufacturing innovation institutes.' The institutes will launch with a $200 million commitment from the federal government..."
That should be music to the ears of Texas Republicans, who have supported things like the Texas Enterprise Fund and the taxpayer-funded Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Democrats and Republicans seem to believe that without government, there wouldn't be any innovation, enterprise, or cancer research. They just love to holds hands and spend our money interfering in the marketplace. We really need some Libertarians in office.