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Making More In America: How Restoring America’s Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild America’s Middle Class

Making More In America: How Restoring America’s Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild America’s Middle Class

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Published by Grant Martin
I believe that America needs to make things again.

Why? Because the kinds of jobs that send kids to college and send us into a secure retirement are not minimum-wage jobs. Creating high-wage jobs, middle-class jobs and steady year-round jobs will take revitalizing the American manufacturing economy.

That is why I've proposed this middle-class jobs plan to help give middle-class families a fair shake in this economy.

My plan is built around seven priorities with multiple specific proposals, including increasing lending to small businesses, expanding local niche manufacturing in the district, investing in education and vocational training, modernizing our infrastructure and restoring middle-class buying power through fairer tax policies.

All of my experience creating jobs and sparking innovation has led me to one simple conclusion – we can’t outsource our way to prosperity. We need to do more than just design, and then consume, products. We need to make things again.

I hope you will read the plan and let me know what you think by visiting www.StaceyLawson.com or www.Facebook.com/Stacey4Congress. Thanks!
I believe that America needs to make things again.

Why? Because the kinds of jobs that send kids to college and send us into a secure retirement are not minimum-wage jobs. Creating high-wage jobs, middle-class jobs and steady year-round jobs will take revitalizing the American manufacturing economy.

That is why I've proposed this middle-class jobs plan to help give middle-class families a fair shake in this economy.

My plan is built around seven priorities with multiple specific proposals, including increasing lending to small businesses, expanding local niche manufacturing in the district, investing in education and vocational training, modernizing our infrastructure and restoring middle-class buying power through fairer tax policies.

All of my experience creating jobs and sparking innovation has led me to one simple conclusion – we can’t outsource our way to prosperity. We need to do more than just design, and then consume, products. We need to make things again.

I hope you will read the plan and let me know what you think by visiting www.StaceyLawson.com or www.Facebook.com/Stacey4Congress. Thanks!

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Making More in America
How Restoring America’s Manuacturing Strength CanHelp
Rebuild America’s Middle Class
 
BY STACEY LAWSON
Paid for by Stacey Lawsonfor Congress
 
Contents
Introduction
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AMERICA NEEDS TO MAKE THINGS AGAIN
Priority One
 
10
SMALL BUSINESS
Creating conditions or small businesses to thrive
 
Priority wo
 
15
GOING LOCAL
Promoting insourcing and local, niche manuacturing
Priority Tree
 
21
ENERGY
 
Making our own energy again
Priority Four
 
27
EDUCATION
Retooling our workorce or the 21st century
Priority Five
 
32
INNOVATION
Growing our lead in science and technology
Priority Six
 
36
MODERNIZING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE
Equipping the country’s workorce with working inrastructure
Priority Seven
 
42
MIDDLE-CLASS BUYING POWER
Accelerating demand or “Made in America”
 
Conclusion
 
48
 
STACEY LAWSON
 
is an educator, small business ownerand candidate or Congress inCaliornia’s new 2nd District. Staceyis standing up or the shrinkingmiddle class and fghting to re-openthe doors o American opportunityor everyone, because she livedit growing up in a blue-collartown, earning an education and thenlaunching a series o innovativesmall businesses.Stacey’s very frst companydeveloped technology to helpAmerican manuacturers designbetter products and stay competitiveglobally, helping to create and keepnew middle-class jobs in America.She also co-ounded and teachesat the Center or Entrepreneurship& Technology at UC Berkeley, oneo the nation’s leading centers oeconomic innovation, small businessadvocacy and incubation.
 
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merica needs to make things again.
 
 Why? Because the kindso jobs that can send kids to college and provide a secureretirement are not minimum-wage jobs. Creating high-wage jobs, middle-class jobs and steady year-round jobs will takerevitalizing the American manuacturing economy.
Te average wage or manuacturing work in America is 20 percent higher thanthe national average wage
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— a premiumthat reects the tremendous value added toour economy by the manuacturing sector.Each manuacturing job produces up to ourdownstream jobs and, according to a recentreport, each $1 spent in manuacturingcreates $1.43 in other sectors.
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Tat’s a“multiplier eect” nearly twice that o other parts o our economy.
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 A healthy manuacturing sector isn’t justimportant to individuals looking or high- wage employment—it is vital to the long-termhealth and security o our national economy.Manuacturing and technologicalinnovation are so closely linked thatmanuacturing is still the principal source o innovation in the United States. I we don’tkeep innovating, our economy will all behindand millions more Americans will dropout o the middle class. Since innovation isdriven by the manuacturing sector, a healthy economic uture starts with restoring thehealth o American manuacturing.Manuacturing is one o the ew sources o steady and secure jobs or those who do notgraduate rom our-year colleges. A air and just economy means creating opportunity or everyone, not just those who earn collegedegrees or, increasingly, advanced degrees.Spurring manuacturing is one o the ways wecan help reverse the rapidly growing equality gap in our country that has seen the rich getdramatically richer and virtually everyoneelse all behind.Manuacturing is key to restoring ourbalance o trade. I we don’t make things, we can’t sell things to other nations. Why does that matter? Because in the long term,it means other countries gain more andmore power and more inuence over oureconomic well-being. I we want to control
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Better ideas would be: 1) Lower corporate tax rates (making US more competitive w/ other countries); 2) dump the tax code/install Fair Tax; 3) let the USA put its abundant natural resources to work for Americans & lower our energy costs; 4) get rid of our socialist administration and socialists in Congress. Learn history. It wasn't Socialism that made the USA the greatest nation on Earth
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Great work Stacey. As you point out it is all about rebuilding community. Prof. Carroll Quigley made this point in his last lecture given weeks before he died in his Oscar Iden lecture series. I attach a link here. http://www.scribd.com/quigleycompany/d/84282783-Summary-of-Prof-Caroll-Quigley-s-Last-Lecture Keep up the great work......Christopher M. Quigley

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