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