Trump’s Budget Is Breaking His Promises on Manufacturing

Mar 28, 2017

One of the reasons President Donald Trump won the election was his promise to bring back American manufacturing jobs. Indeed, just a few weeks ago, he told a group of manufacturing CEOs that “ringing manufacturing back to America, creating high-wage jobs was one of our campaign promises and themes, and it resonated with everybody.”

President Trump’s recent budget proposal breaks that promise. It would defund theManufacturing Extension Partnership, or MEP, which has been proven to help manufacturers create jobs. It would also defund the Economic Development Administration, or EDA, which helps communities affected by the disappearance of manufacturing jobs recover. And it would defund the programs that will enhance the future competitiveness of American manufacturing. Trump’s budget is yet another example of his betrayal of working families.

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