How Restoring America’s Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild America’s Middle Class
America needs to make things again.
Why? Because the kinds of jobs that send kids to college and provide a secure retirement are not minimum-wage jobs. Creating high-wage jobs, middle-class jobs and steady year-round jobs will take revitalizing the American manufacturing economy.
That’s why I’ve proposed a detailed plan designed to restore the manufacturing jobs that sustain the middle class – manufacturing employment. It’s called “Making More in America,” and it lays out seven major priorities to get us there.
All of my experience creating jobs and sparking innovation has led me to one simple conclusion. We can’t outsource our way to prosperity. We need to do more than just design, and then consume, products. We need to make things again.
I don’t pretend to have all the solutions. But I am committed to making this start, by presenting you this plan and asking you what you think. Please tell me where you agree or disagree. Tell me what else we should do. Let me know what you think our next plan should cover.
I trust this community, this state and this nation. Our problems are big and times are still tough. But I know we’ve got the smartest and most skilled workers in the world. And I certainly know we’re up to any challenge.
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