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Let -- be back and another thing.
I living up -- production -- -- it would have been -- Smoke the company it.
Has been given -- tour.
Just one little corner.
Of this massive facility.
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Christmas -- -- world order more than 300 items from about every -- And all of those probably don't.
So so those Cadillac.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Got a bunch of good look at elves -- Now.
Before we start I want to recognize that general my manager Mike Thomas.
My tour guide and -- -- vice president Dick Clark.
You got them.
And you -- one of the finest gentlemen -- know your congressman Jim Cooper.
So I've -- and -- all a little more about something that I.
And that's what we -- do.
-- -- Secure -- better bargain.
For the middle class.
A national strategy to make sure.
Every single person -- well it'll work hard in this country have seen -- point 3COM.
You know you're glad you follow me if you went through it over the past four -- We've been fighting our way back from the worst and the Great Depression.
Cost millions of Americans their jobs and homes and their savings.
And and part of what it did was lay bare the long term erosion that's been happening.
When it comes to middle class secure.
But because the American people are we bounced back.
We write it we took on a broken health care system we invested into American technology to reverse our addiction -- foreign -- Change the tax code that become tilted too much in favor the wealthy and working man.
Save the auto industry.
GM UAW working together we're bringing jobs back here -- America.
Including -- however the the other workers regular on the job today.
Where -- plant once close.
They -- big -- seven point two million new jobs over the last four months.
You're up to our best private sector job growth.
The united and we -- sell more product.
Made in America the rest the world ever before.
Reproduced more renewable energy than ever before we produce more natural gas than anybody else in the world.
Health care costs are growing of the -- Our -- of following a bad break -- -- you.
Our Morgan folks like you.
The grit and resilience the American people.
We've been able to clear away.
-- -- the rubble from the financial Greg.
We totally new foundation.
For -- stronger.
The kind of economic growth the -- The foundation required century another American.
That last week and every middle class family will long.
We're not there yet.
Even before the financial crisis.
We are going -- a decade where a few at the top we're going better and better.
But most families were working harder and harder just to get -- And -- think that trend.
Should be Washington's highest priority.
It's my -- priority.
But so far for most of this year we've -- an endless parade of distractions.
Posturing phony scandal.
We keep chipping away.
Shifting our attention away from what should be focused on -- we strengthen the middle class and grow the economy forever but.
And -- Washington.
Heads towards yet another budget debate.
Couldn't be higher.
And that's one of those towns like this.
To lay out my idea for how we can build on the cornerstone of what it means to being middle class in America.
A good job -- good -- A good education.
-- home the call your room.
Affordable health care the airport when you -- Let's get you -- Your retirement even if your outrage.
More chances provoked earned their way into the middle class involved in the world working.
And most importantly the chance to pass on a better future for our -- So I'm doing -- -- over the next several weeks -- game to Chattanooga today to talk about the first and most important cornerstone.
-- middle class security and that's a good job in the durable growing in his.
It's hard to get.
The other -- -- if you don't have them.
And the -- -- talking about over the next several weeks.
'cause preparing our children our workers for the global company developing that all about.
Housing finance system may be able to buy and build new homes -- about job in the construction industry.
Health care that frees you from the -- Everything up to your -- are.
And then having the freedom of may start your own -- because you know you'll be able to get health care.
Another retirement benefit speak to the quality.
Of our jobs.
So everybody here understands.
Jobs are about more -- -- just and the -- Jobs are about more than just statistics.
We've never justify have a job and having a -- here in America.
Our job is sort of -- the dignity.
If so -- the way it looked after her family.
It figured on the right things and meeting your responsibility.
And contributing to the maverick of your community and help and to build the country what a job all about.
I just about a picture that.
Not just about Vanderbilt is also about one minute when you go on the -- -- We should be -- everything we can't as a country.
To create more good jobs that pay good point here.
I don't think that don't.
The problem not that we don't have -- about how we can create more jobs we got a lot of ideas out there are plenty of independent -- Plenty of -- -- people from both parties.
Agree on some of ingredients that we need for creating good.
You've heard them debated again and again over these past few years.
I've proposed a lot that is.
Well this two years ago -- announced the American Jobs Act boulevard is an independent economists at what rate more out.
-- were passed by congress.
But I gotta admit most of work.
-- the -- that historically had Republican support for summary on the Republican -- -- -- minimal.
Putting people back to work rebuilding America's infrastructure.
Equipping our kids -- workers with a basket don't.
Leading the world in scientific search that helps to pave the way for new jobs -- new industries.
Accelerating our clean energy and natural gas revolutions.
Fixing a broken immigration system.
So -- The American workers aren't undercut undermines because some businesses are unscrupulous and -- -- -- -- -- opinion -- decent -- And the Pentagon -- Immigration reform would start pounding -- -- rule out more trillion dollars.
So so we've got ideas out there.
We know can work.
And if we don't make these investments we don't think he's reform that we -- -- -- the white flag for the rest of the world because over the phone.
They're not slowing down.
-- Germany India -- third.
-- And we can't I had nothing.
Doing nothing doesn't help the middle class.
-- -- -- today I came here to offer.
A framework that.
Might help break through some of the political logjam in Washington rather cut our movement on -- will be proven ideas but.
But but let me briefly outlined.
-- I think we need to focus on we want -- good jobs with good where.
In durable and very little fuel our future growth.
Jobs -- American manufacturer.
It all over the past.
Over the past four years for the first time since 1990 number manufacturing.
Jobs in America hasn't gone down actually gone up.
The trend lines are good.
Now we've got to build -- that problems.
-- new incentives for manufacturers.
Not to ship jobs overseas but to bring him back here to America.
I -- new tax credits so communities hit hard by plant closures.
Can attract new investment.
-- -- -- -- -- -- to -- on a successful pilot program we have we want to create.
That connected with -- -- and federal agency.
To help communities left behind by global competition.
Become -- the high tech jobs.
Today others in congress.
To build on this bipartisan support.
And triple that number from fifteen deported by -- Where we're getting this universal.
Communities all the work together to develop.
-- of -- tech industry all throughout the united state.
That allow us that being at the forefront of the next revolution -- manufacturing.
I want it made here in the United States of America I don't want that have.
Number two I talked about the last great job rebuilding our infrastructure.
I look at some old.
Gomez -- -- coming out.
You've got dog food Jindal.
Beard Trimmer there's -- guns up around here.
It got to get to the custom.
And how quickly and how independently against the customer depends on.
We have good -- we have been Britain's we have state of the -- airports.
We've got about two trillion dollars of deferred maintenance here in this country.
So let's look more construction workers back on the job -- -- the work America needs done.
Is a vital projects.
-- am Romney this -- -- the governing.
Like widening -- wanna double your agenda.
You -- the Jacksonville -- that I visited last week.
-- it's vital to our national pride.
You know we're going to be breaking ground.
-- Saint Louis -- You know we're.
Congress should have what I call not that first point.
To put people to work immediately our most urgent repairs like the 100000.
Bridges that are old enough to qualify for Medicare that would create.
Good middle class.
-- -- the private sector to upgrade yet.
What it was like I -- running most regional a modern air traffic control -- to keep planes running on time.
Them out of power and pipelines are by the storm.
The modern -- The prepare our kids for the crowd.
Number three we keep creating good jobs and energy.
In wind and solar and natural.
Both -- those new energy source -- energy costs.
They're reducing dangerous carbon pollution to reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
The time that got investment in American technology.
Now the -- -- doubled number noble energy and fuel and electric vehicles and put money into the research the -- shift our cars and trucks -- oil for.
-- -- Cheaper.
-- a natural -- yeah.
A huge boost to our business here in America and we should develop an even more we got a good way to protect our air -- -- For our children and future generations but we knew we got the technology do -- All.
We got -- horrible we -- -- American goods all around the world.
Don't a year ago I signed a trade agreement with -- because they don't -- up on the air but we weren't so a lot of it -- GM -- over the head.
We Simon -- -- Big Three auto makers.
Are selling 18% more cars than Korea than they -- -- -- -- I'm in congress for the authority to negotiate the best rate possible for our workers.
And combine it with a robust screening measures to make sure our workers have -- support and you'll need for the new global company.
We're gonna have to sharpen our competitive in the global job market place.
You know two years ago we pretty -- like let's -- The coordinated effort to -- our company looking to invest great -- here I'd expect.
Today I'm -- in my cabinet to stand up.
-- -- -- -- -- bring in the leaders from around the world.
And I'm gonna connect the state and local leaders like your -- who are ready to prove.
Our players to -- business than right here in the United States of America.
And more help the more than four million long term unemployed Americans that are up -- You don't -- One of the problems that -- a lot of jobs really bad recession.
Through no fault of their own.
-- what it takes to fill that job opening.
But because they've been out of work long -- don't even give -- application apparently.
I'm challenging CEOs.
To do more to get Americans.
Back on their feet.
And I'm gonna bring together the CEO and companies -- -- putting in place on the best practices for recruiting and training and hiring.
Workers who've been out of work for a long time but want the chance to show.
That they -- ready to go back to work.
And the drama going on a bit to do more for their workers.
-- what's -- what you're doing here and -- about your career org program.
-- -- tuition for employee who want to learn skills in feels when vitamin.
Not just by the way jobs here -- about jobs anywhere.
Computer -- Time Warner.
I talked to them yesterday and he -- proud of the fact that he wants every employee and Amazon.
Continually upgrade their skills and improve and if -- got a dream they want for them and the -- felt there was.
That's the kind of approach that -- from America's -- Offering training programs health care retirement plan.
Better -- it's not just the right thing to do it actually good.
For your bottom line.
Study shows that when a company makes the list of the hundred best companies to work for an America.
-- performance competitors.
Stock market and has no but if a company has employees that are motivated and happy the more likely to.
I've been more likely.
-- Because nobody.
Who work full time in America at eleven poverty.
I'm gonna keep on making the case and fighting for the fact that we need to raise our minimum wage.
Went when you win when -- said.
More money in the pockets of Ramadan.
It -- the customers have a little more money.
The order a little more of that protein -- And I've noticed a lot of folks were in front -- because I get bumped -- Vote.
So that will -- out there were promoting.
We're lacking -- work work.
We're lacking action especially -- -- for for most of the past two years.
Washington just take an iron off the ball when it comes to the middle clerics.
You look very good growing number of the government -- -- growing number of Republican senators.
Who are out of work -- -- Democrats to get stuff done.
The bad news that rather than keep.
Our focus on what should be our priority would broaden our economy and creating good middle class jobs we are actually Republicans -- congress.
Hurt a Fred we're covered by saying that they would pay -- bill the congress racked up in the first place.
Threatening to shut down the people's government they can't get rid of Obama care.
-- -- reducing our debt with a scalpel to get rid of programs we don't need but keep.
Bible -- that we don't.
You know the same group has.
Kept -- meat cleaver -- sequester.
That -- slash and all kinds of important investment in education and research and our military.
All the things that are needed to make this country a magnet for good middle class jobs.
-- -- -- -- -- -- don't just hurt our economy in the long term.
They are lower middle class right now.
-- -- -- Congressional Budget Office estimates that the cuts that are being made right now Washington will -- our economy 750000.
Jobs this year.
Fewer jobs next -- And a lot of jobs -- restaurants all the contract with our military or federal.
Over the four -- another 700000.
The federal state local government lost their jobs.
About half -- or people who work of -- schools.
The real -- It help a company like campground -- -- -- copper firefighters.
Lose their jobs don't have money.
Placed an order.
About the customers -- -- Layoffs had happened in public sector employer group like.
Like triggered the -- to.
The unemployment rate would be six point five that's important but.
Our economy would be much better off and the -- will be going down because -- to get more tax revenue.
So the point watch that much time and energy these past years figuring out how to grow our economy and grow our middle class.
And spent manufacturing crises and for about caught it all -- approach -- -- we'd be much better off.
And it's not like we don't.
Have to cut deficits as the coming week are -- by nearly half like the golf.
And the projected to go down even further but there's a right way to do it wrong way to do it and we do -- it away -- health and middle class families -- heart.
Republicans have been -- about a balanced long term fiscal plan.
That -- harmful budget cuts.
That would -- about a long term plan -- prevents those 900000 jobs will be lost.
It helps grow the economy and help the middle class I am ready to go.
-- we can't lose sight of -- -- star.
We can't allow an impasse over -- long term fiscal challenges to distract us from what the middle let me right now.
-- the bottom line.
-- to Washington and -- really want a grand bargain.
-- about a grand bargain for middle class up.
How about -- -- for middle class down.
I don't wanna go through the same old arguments where I propose an idea there -- doesn't know because my.
So yeah try offering some of them.
People on both parties should be able to support.
A deal -- simplify tax -- or are.
And create good jobs with good wages for middle class folks who work at -- Right now -- -- -- our tax code riddled with.
Loopholes and special ones a tax break that a lot of companies.
We're doing the right thing and investing in America the -- out there.
In the taxes.
Corporations who got the incident comes and spends their money overseas.
It may have little or -- that.
That's not -- Has not good for the economy are.
Unwilling to simplify our tax -- Closes the loophole.
And that -- the -- -- Lowered the rate for their ratings up right here.
Provides tax incentives for manufacturers that bring jobs home to the United States.
Let's simplify taxes for small donors give them the thinnest and best so they spend less time filling out.
Complicated forms more time spending and hiring.
-- all -- all that should help businesses and help them grow.
But if we're gonna give -- the better deal that we're gonna work better deal could.
I wanted some of the money that we saved by closing the loophole.
To create more good construction jobs.
Within the structure admission that I -- talked about.
We can build a broader network -- manufacturing -- that leaders from both parties can support.
We can help our Community Colleges.
-- workers with the skills that global economy demands.
All things would benefit the middle class right now and benefit our economy and years to come.
So again -- bottom -- I'm willing to work with Republicans on reforming our corporate -- -- As long as we use the money.
From trip to a simpler tax them.
Four significant investment in creating middle class half the.
And you know I -- -- throwing ideas out there you -- them.
Take -- I'm totally my idea to -- middle class that are done.
But -- -- out there.
They've got a better plan to bring back more manufacturing jobs did -- -- -- around the country.
It and they got a better plan.
-- jobs rebuilding our infrastructure.
Or help workers earn a high -- and ultimately.
The nation for -- -- -- gutting our environmental protection that's not a jobs plan.
-- investments in education.
That's not a jobs plan.
They're they're people talk about this an oil pipeline come down from Canada.
But ultimately -- about fifty permanent jobs.
I thought -- plan.
Well I think the country's time.
By taking something like.
-- meaningless vote to repeal Obama care is not a jobs plan.
I wanna tell everybody I want to tell everybody hear the true.
-- Know that.
I don't think that the politics Brooke group Obama aren't always great to have gotten him.
Yeah but I want I want everybody.
But here are honest truth.
Not run my last campaign so.
And here's the group.
There are no.
-- -- -- There are no simple tricks.
To grow the economy.
-- Growing economy and make sure that the middle class wrong it's like it.
You know you can't just go on.
You know muffin and -- donut guy.
And and know that the latest pet.
And and we're gonna work out you got that right.
Well then it's true -- economy.
They threw for help in the middle class.
We've got to having periods to any long term.
American strategy to reverse the long term -- in the middle class security and give everybody a fair shot and we know what we have to do.
It involves education involves infrastructure compulsion research involves good energy -- And and and we just can't stay yet.
More good jobs the big -- -- -- a better bargain for the middle class and economy grows from the middle out.
Gotta be your programs we can't we can't be -- the whole bunch of -- and pretend like you know.
Yeah -- -- back obamacare and suddenly it all these jobs are going to be great because the middle class struggling.
Before I came in office.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Jobs -- then shipped over -- use.
But where obamacare was in place.
About about elegantly -- -- -- him.
And that's what I'm going to be focused on not just for the next few months and focus for every one of them but.
Days that led to my brother -- how to make sure that we got more opportunity and more security for everybody.
Don't work hard.
In this country.
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