Hillary Clinton (D)
Hillary Clinton believes that advanced manufacturing jobs are vital for middle class Americans. Clinton has proposed investing in renewable energy and rebuilding America’s infrastructure – two projects she believes will increase demand for manufacturing nation-wide. Clinton believes that manufacturing is a source of higher-paying American jobs, that strengthening manufacturing strengthens innovation, and that US manufacturing is still competitive on a global level. Clinton’s plan for strengthening manufacturing is comprised of five “pillars” that include tax relief, incentives, combating trade violations, and investing in innovation and R&D. Click to read Clinton’s full stance on manufacturing as well as her plan.
Donald Trump (R)
Donald Trump believes that current U.S. policy makers have been weak at the negotiating table with China. Once elected, Trump says he will begin the Trump Plan, the goal of which is to fight for American businesses and workers. The plan has four goals: bring China to the bargaining table by immediately declaring it a currency manipulator, protect American ingenuity and investment by forcing China to uphold intellectual property laws, reclaim millions of American jobs and revive American manufacturing by ending China’s illegal export subsidies and lax labor and environmental standards, and strengthen the U.S.’s negotiation position by lowering the corporate tax rate. To click to learn more about Donald Trump’s plan for American jobs.