The Only Candidate in the Race to Present a Plan, He Will Protect and Foster Creation of More American Jobs
Elverson, PA – While our nation still faces double-digit unemployment, and our communities are struggling through the worst recession since the Great Depression, Manan Trivedi, Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, traveled to a number of small businesses in the district today to unveil his jobs plan. The only candidate in the race to have a comprehensive jobs plan, Trivedi’s proposal will focus on protecting American jobs and spurring job growth to get people back to work.
At the Churchill Artisan Baker and Chocolatier in Pottstown, IMC Construction in Malvern, and Town Hall Coffee Company in Merion Station, Trivedi explained how is plan will bring jobs back to the 6th District.
“Here in our community we know what’s really going on — we know that many of our neighbors are out of work, and those lucky enough to still have a job are often being asked to work longer hours for less pay while living in fear that they might be the next to be laid off,” Trivedi said. “That is why the number one priority for anyone who wants to represent Pennsylvania’s 6th District must be to fight for the creation of new jobs and to protect existing jobs. We should work to create an environment that supports businesses in our district, and allows them to succeed and grow. We must restore economic opportunities for new generations of Americans and ensure that the American Dream is still available to anyone willing to work hard.”
Trivedi’s opponent, Congressman Jim Gerlach, has not released a comprehensive jobs plan. Instead, he has regularly voted with and supported Wall Street and Washington special interests. He voted to bail out Wall Street banks but against the reforms necessary to clamp down on their reckless practices that gutted the economy. He voted as recently as last month to keep the billions in tax breaks to reward companies that ship jobs to foreign countries instead of protecting our jobs, and even opposed job training for workers who lose their jobs to outsourcing.
Manan Trivedi is the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. He is a primary care physician, a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, and an Iraq War veteran from Berks County.
Below is the full text of Trivedi’s comprehensive plan to bring jobs back to the 6th District. To view more on Trivedi’s issues platform, click here.
Energizing Job Growth
The number one priority for anyone who wants to represent Pennsylvania’s 6th District must be to fight for the creation of new jobs and to protect existing jobs. We should work to create an environment that supports businesses in our district, and allows them to succeed and grow. We must restore economic opportunities for new generations of Americans and ensure that the American Dream is still available to anyone willing to work hard.
Here’s how we can get there:
Cut taxes and provide incentives to create and expand small businesses
Invest in clean energy manufacturing that creates good-paying jobs and moves us closer to energy independence
Strengthen our public infrastructure to create jobs and prepare businesses for success
Crack down on employers who break the law by hiring illegal immigrants
End tax credits for companies that ship jobs overseas
Small business – big opportunities
Small businesses are the backbone of the economy in the 6th district, and small businesses of today become the big businesses of tomorrow. We need to foster American ingenuity by supporting small businesses with good ideas through tax incentives that drive job-creation.
Infrastructure investments that energize growth
Investing in schools, hospitals, roads, and technology not only creates good-paying jobs today, but also builds a solid foundation for future economic growth. By strengthening our infrastructure we can make sure our businesses have the resources to compete in the global marketplace.
Get tough with companies that break the rules
Employers that hire illegal workers contribute to the crisis of illegal immigration and have an unfair advantage over businesses that obey the law. We need to level the playing field by ensuring that businesses hiring illegal immigrants are held accountable.
End incentives for companies that leave American workers behind
If a company decides to ship jobs to a foreign country, the last thing we should do is reward them with tax breaks. I will fight to end the practice of giving tax incentives to businesses that give up on American workers.
Clean energy – let’s start with schools
Investing in wind, solar, geothermal and other clean energy technology not only will create new jobs now and in the future, but will also move us closer to energy independence. That investment can start today by retrofitting local schools to become more energy efficient. Through the retrofitting process we can:
Help train vocational and apprenticeship students in valuable job skills of the future
Engage science classes in the study of new retro-fitting technology
Tap efficiency savings to strengthen school budgets