Huntsmans Jobs Plan: Slim on Manufacturing
Jon Huntsman released his full Jobs Plan this week. In this 12-page paper entitled “Time to Compete: An American Jobs Plan,” Huntsman lays out his ideas to create jobs and strengthen the economy. In the speech where he rolled out his plan, he noted that
“When I was born, manufacturing comprised 25 percent of our GDP. Today, it’s down to around 10 percent. This does not reflect a decline in American ingenuity or work ethic; it reflects our government’s failure to adapt to the realities of the 21st Century economy.
We need American entrepreneurs not only thinking of products like the IPhone or Segway; we need American workers building those products. It’s time for Made in America to mean something again.”
However, his only mention of “manufacturing” in “Time to Compete” is when he advocates curbing the power of the National Labor Relations Board, which is among a whole host of proposed rollbacks of regulations and regulatory agency authorities. He also advocates a whole host of new Free Trade agreements and – perhaps most striking for our former Ambassador to China – makes no mention of currency manipulation.
Read the enite plan here.