Senator Clinton’s Manufacturing Speech

By February 15, 2008Economy

With the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday and Ohio’s on March 4th, the Democratic presidential candidates have been talking a lot about manufacturing on the campaign trail. We’ve linked to recent stories about Sen. Obama’s speeches, so here’s the text of Sen. Clinton’s remarks Thursday morning at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

Today, I’m announcing an agenda to rein in the special interests and save the American people at least $55 billion a year.

Money that can go back into your pockets. Money we can use to create new jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, make college affordable and so much more.

We’ll take on the oil companies and harness their record profits to create millions of clean energy jobs, high-wage jobs you can raise a family on.

I’ll end their special tax breaks and give them a choice, invest some of your profits in alternative energy, or we’ll do it for you.

People have been paying through the roof at the pump, and it’s time the companies paid their fair share.

Etc. We appreciate the visit to a manufacturing facility. Would have liked to hear more about U.S. competitiveness in the global economy, perhaps less talk of “reining in” and more talk about “freeing up.”

UPDATE (10:45 a.m.): The text of Sen. Obama’s manufacturing speech in Janesville, Wisc.

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