Manufacturing and trade policy-- two issues heating up the campaign trail
In today's Politico, reporter Josh Boak says that "tackling the economic challenges posed by China" has become a key campaign issue for the Republican presidential candidates.
Boak quotes Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Executive Director Scott Paul on the challenges facing U.S. manufacturing, especially in such a competitive industrial sector as "advanced technology products":
“Advanced technology products have been under that radar for some time. But now, the gap has widened that it’s reached a crisis stage.”
Boak cites AAM's work, which has "championed domestic policies to enable an American manufacturing renaissance" and quotes Paul on the problem of lost U.S. manufacturing:
“Sophisticated technology products that we should be making here, we’re starting to lose to the Chinese — next-generation semiconductors and solar equipment and optoelectronics,” Paul said.
Read more about what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail regarding trade and manufacturing.
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