nd the Decline of the
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ts should help firms that not
WHAT’S OUR PLAN?
America, but also make their
customers the highest quality, most reliable parts
ating manufacturing jobs in
jective, then the incentive
reductions should be based
Any tax reductions or tax
D should be based on cre-vestment in the U.S – not
Globalization was inevitable but we have
been a poor competitor in the game. We
can’t really count on the multi-national companies to improve wages and benefits, or to
stop off-shoring jobs, to quit doing their R&D
overseas, or to give more then lip service to
and supplies in the industry.
e additional educational
uilding our vocational
ls programs, which would
shortages of qualified
n the manufacturing sector.”
et our bright young people
n a manufacturing job will
ment to long-term appren-
and an agreement to pay
arned. The Fortune 500
not going to continue their
o lower labor costs and get
It appears that just like in the 1930s we
will have to rely on government to help us
create good jobs in the “New Economy” –
particularly for those problems that require a
political solution like currency manipulation
and the trade deficit. Depending on government may be hard for many small and mid-size manufacturers to swallow but I think the
proposed solutions from Scott Paul and the
AAM are the only reasonable way forward if
manufacturing job creation and the prosperity of the middle class is the goal.
Our total support for the free market has
allowed countries like China to use protectionism and deliberate violation of trade law
to maintain surpluses in their economy while
the U.S. sinks into an expanding trade deficit
year after year. If we truly support American
manufacturing, then we should demand that
all of our trading partners play by the same
rules, and that is what our federal government should insist on. So if the government
can’t or won’t do anything about it, then
what are the alternatives?
Finding the perfect
al should be to cut the
deficit in half by 2017. This
hed by tackling Japanese
ency manipulation and by
rkers and businesses aren’t
e with state-supported
wiper has never
ent report from the
Institute states that
ulation has increased global
by between $700 billion to
ear, but the United States
largest share. Halting global
ation by penalizing or offset-nipulation is the best way to
cits, create jobs, and rebuild
• We can depend on the market forces and
large corporations to decide our fate.
With more than 5 million industrial parts, supplies and services,
Motion Industries has more products, more locations and
the most experience to keep you up and running.
• We can hope that the labor costs in
China continue to rise to a point where
American corporations begin bringing
back jobs and product lines.
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trongly supports infrastruc-o boost American jobs and
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earlier article I wrote that
plan to upgrade or repair
e should include water,
• Or we can ask government to give the
large corporations the tax breaks, reductions in regulations, and the Trans-Pacific
Trade agreement in the hope that they
will find it in their hearts to reward us
with good paying jobs.
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SMMs. You can find
him on the web at
But hope is not a plan. And from
my perspective, American manufacturing is still treading water in an
open ocean with no land in sight.
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, bridges, electric grid, and
ill cost more then $1 trillion
illion a year. But, it would
f manufacturing and con-the middle class.
Mike Collins is the
author of the Growth
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