Reed Lauds White House Efforts to Bolster US Manufacturing


He made a fortune sending auto parts jobs overseas.

“Listening is always the right thing to do …”–Tom Reed    (Tom would do well to practice what he preaches.)

Reed Fights for Jobs

Tom wrote:

Tom Reed continued his fight for U.S. manufacturing jobs and his commitment to working with the Administration to achieve this goal by offer his support for executive orders which establish the White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative and others which provide regulatory relief for US manufacturers.

Tom seems dead certain that industry would flourish if unregulated. One wonders which regulations he finds unnecessary.

“We care about bringing quality, family sustaining jobs to our region and our nation. As we stand with the American people and their dedicated ‘can do’ work ethic, it’s only right that we partner with the Administration to get this sector of our economy on track,” said Reed.

Here Tom celebrates “work ethic.” Strangely, he often suggests that the unemployed need be forced to find work.

The Trump Administration announced its White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, which provides industry leaders a direct opportunity to discuss their challenges and opportunities with the President on a quarterly basis. The focus of these discussions will also include efforts to reshore US manufacturing jobs and expand this industry.

Tom likes to coin words:  impactful from another press release is one example, reshore used above is another. Tom has no known education or experience in manufacturing. However he believes that his words and actions can reverse powerful ebbs and flows in the economy.

White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

(Washington, DC) — President Trump announced today (Jan. 27,2017) that as part of his overall job creation agenda he will launch a Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.

The President will be meeting with some of the world’s most successful and creative business leaders to share their experiences and gain their insights. President Trump plans to continually seek information and perspectives from a diverse range of business leaders, including those listed below and others, on how best to promote job growth and get Americans back to work again.

Twenty-eight business leaders names are listed. One is Wendell Weeks, CEO of Corning, Inc. Others are Thea Lee and Richard Tumka, AFL-CIO. Some companies on the list–Ford and GE –have criticized Trump’s travel ban. One wonders if they will be quickly replaced.

The Whitehouse press release concludes:

No consensus advice or recommendations resulting from group deliberations or interaction is expected or will be solicited.

It isn’t clear why this disclaimer is necessary.

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4 Responses to Reed Lauds White House Efforts to Bolster US Manufacturing

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    “it’s only Fair that…” is another overused fairy dust quote Tom Reed likes to overuse. Does he really believe his own words? In for a penny, in for a pound – I’m waiting for Reed to have town hall meetings to get pounded.
    Tom Reed obviously misses the link between immigrant policy and American jobs. He also misses the point. Without government funding, big jobs projects are impossible. Will he turn down government funding for work projects beyond the Big Wall?


  2. whungerford says:

    Thanks for your comment. It is possible to view the “great wall” as a make-work project, but I would prefer that we invest in more useful public works. If Tom Reed saw the wall as stimulus, would he still favor it?


  3. whungerford says:

    One down–Uber CEO Travis Kalanick dropped out of President Donald Trump’s business advisory council, saying his participation had been misinterpreted as support for the president and his immigration policies.


  4. whungerford says:

    At my request, the agenda for yesterday’s White House meeting went from not mentioning the travel ban to having it be first and foremost.–Elon Musk


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