(EVERETT, Wash.) — President Obama uses his weekly address — set against the backdrop of the newest American-designed passenger, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner — to reprise a call for legislative action aimed at boosting productivity and employment at U.S. manufacturers.
“In America, there’s always something we can do to create new jobs and new manufacturing and new security for the middle-class,” Obama says. “In America, we don’t give up, we get up.”
Obama heralds the resurgence of the U.S. manufacturing sector led by companies like Boeing, the nation’s largest exporter. “Manufacturers are hiring for the first time since the 1990s,” he notes. But, the president says, companies need new tax incentives to keep the momentum going.
“It’s time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding businesses that create jobs here in America. And Congress should send me that kind of tax reform right away.”
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