WATCH: A Plan to Rebuild Manufacturing

Posted by TGarland on 01/29/2014

Last night, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul appeared on The Ed Show on MSNBC ahead of the State of the Union to to discuss a plan to rebuild manufacturing.

Said Paul:

We lack the ecosystem for manufacturing; that trade policy that says if you want to sell here you have to make some of it here in the United States; that tax policy that says if you can invest in America, we're gonna give you a tax break. If you send your jobs overseas, we're going to hit back at you. I think those are important elements that too many forget. I hope the president will talk about (trade) tonight a little bit. It seems that the trade agenda has been tilted towards opening markets, but not nearly enough attention is focused on trade enforcement.

So! Come speech time, what did President Obama have to say about America's approach to trade?

We need to work together on tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority to protect our workers, protect our environment, and open new markets to new goods stamped "Made in the USA.'

You can color us unimpressed:

1 comment

Anonymous wrote 25 weeks 14 hours ago

Totally agree!

As a weld stud supplier, we get a good read of the status of several industries throughout the US. Back when we first started 30 years ago, the Automotive industry was our biggest market -- now they are practically extinct. We need to encourage US products to be made with US manufacturing.

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