Manufacturers: Sensible Fiscal Policies Will Lead to Jobs11/12/10 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO John Engler issued the following statement today on the National Commission on the Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chair’s Proposal:
“The American voters delivered a clear message in the 2010 elections – focus on creating jobs and getting American’s back to work. The President’s fiscal commission can contribute to strengthening our economy and we are pleased to see serious recommendations are being considered.
We view several of the proposals from the preliminary report as positive but have concerns on others and we hope the fiscal commission will proceed on a bipartisan basis. The uncertainty coming out of Washington from regulation, taxes and deficit spending is putting a strain on hiring and investment decisions for companies, both large and small.
We do share the same goal that America needs to be the best place to headquarter a business as we lay out in the NAM’s Manufacturing Strategy for Jobs and a Competitive America. To meet this goal we need a comprehensive approach and sensible policies in order to keep manufacturers competitive in the global marketplace. We look forward to working together on a positive way forward that leads to job creation and economic growth.”