Biden previews manufacturing plan to counter ‘America First’ president
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(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday promised to revive U.S. manufacturing so that the country is not dependent on China, taking aim at his rival’s promises to revive factories.
Biden’s team said a policy plan to create manufacturing jobs is coming “soon” but offered early hints in a document outlining how they would prevent shortages of equipment to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
“Just like the United States itself, no U.S. ally should be dependent on critical supplies from countries like China and Russia,” Biden’s campaign said in a new five-page policy outline, including not just coronavirus supplies but also energy-grid technologies, semiconductors and raw materials.
Biden faces President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election. The president made manufacturing and tough-on-China trade policies a hallmark of his time in office, making his inaugural address about the need to put “America First” and end an “American carnage,” including companies shipping blue-collar jobs overseas.
Full story here. Well, at least somebody in the Biden campaign has a brain. This is good politics, even if I don’t believe the Vichy Dems. It’s a lot better than defending Confederate flags and talking about Manifest Destiny as the centerpiece of a campaign this year.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
July 8, 2020 at 3:21 AM #334470jbnwParticipant
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While White House officials say they have been waiting on Congress to act, Obama’s critics, primarily on the political left, say he has repeatedly failed in other ways to protect American jobs from being moved overseas. They point to a range of actions they say he should have taken: confronting China, reining in unfettered trade and reworking a U.S. visa program that critics say ends up sending high-tech jobs abroad.
It seems Biden’s current policy position is to undo what the record shows he’s done over 40 years.
July 8, 2020 at 3:51 AM #334483PunxsutawneyModerator
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Though Mr. TPP Obama more than deserves his share of the blame. We need a national manufacturing strategy. Like OB, I don’t trust Vichy’s like Biden for a nano second, but this is smart policy on there part, if only the tip of the iceberg.
In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie
July 8, 2020 at 3:57 AM #334486djean111Participant
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But I am not. The only people who would benefit would be his cronies. Pandering.
July 8, 2020 at 5:06 AM #334538jbnwParticipant
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“Nowhere is that more true than in their commercial dealings with Chinese government-backed enterprises.”
I miss the days when the news actually did more than parrot what a politician wants you to hear.
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