Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"If We Make It In America , We Will Make It in America ."

Perlmutter Supports "Make it In America " Jobs Agenda

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined in support of the “Make It In America” agenda for the 112th Congress, a plan to support job creation today and in the future by encouraging businesses to make products and innovate in the US and sell them to the world through strengthening our infrastructure and supporting investments in key areas like energy and education innovation. This effort builds on House Democrats' actions to create jobs and continue growing the economy and focuses on investing in key priorities while cutting wasteful spending.

“If we make it in America , we will Make it in America ," said Perlmutter. “Manufacturing continues to drive our economic recovery, and the best way to spur growth and reduce the debt is to get people back to work in good jobs making things in this country. I want to make sure we out-educate, out-innovate and out-build our competitors so we can strengthen American competitiveness, create jobs and ensure American workers can make it in America .”

Manufacturing supports an estimated 18.6 million jobs in the U.S. -- about one in six private sector jobs. This includes nearly 130,000 jobs in Colorado .

The Make It In America agenda unveiled today encompasses a range of issues to help create an environment where manufacturers and small businesses can expand and create jobs here. The agenda:

Closes tax loopholes that encourage outsourcing U.S. jobs overseas.
Provides hometown tax credits to help small businesses hire new employees and sell their products and innovation overseas.
Boosts incentives to create American clean energy jobs like making state-of-the-art wind turbines and solar panels–paid for by ending corporate welfare to Big Oil.
Strengthens rules that U.S. and its contractors buy American, especially to build transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure.
Demands that China and other countries honor fair trade principles or lose American business.
Gives incentives to hire and retrain America ’s returning veterans for new clean energy jobs.
Strengthens partnerships with businesses to retrain America ’s workers for jobs for the jobs that are actually needed.

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