TMTA Backs H.R. 1276:
TMTA Fights for You for Currency Reform
H.R. 1276, is the same as H.R. 639 (112th Congress). Its aim is to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.
Previous legislation (H.R. 639 (112th Congress) and H.R. 2378) gained popularity, but did not pass both the House and Senate. H.R. 1276 begins the process again as proof that we will not give up the fight.
The Coalition for a Prosperous America has created an easy and quick way to send an e-mail to your Representative. Visit their page here.
From the Michigan Daily News:
Michigan picked for manufacturing hub
At a press conference at the White House Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced the making of a new manufacturing innovation institute focused on lightweight and modern metals that will open in Metro Detroit this spring. Full article
Ending Currency Manipulation Would Substantially Erase State Jobs Deficits
Last week Rob Scott published a report highlighting the impact of ongoing currency manipulation on employment in the United States. Full article
Fed Highway Administration seeks Buy American Waiver
The Federal Highway Administration is seeking a waiver of the requirement that it buy vehicles made of iron and steel produced exclusively in the U.S. Full article
The Great Disconnect: Americans Want Washington To Deal With Manufacturing, But Washington Is Not Responding
There is a wide disconnect between the American public and policymakers in Washington, D.C., on the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and the need for action to restore American industrial competitiveness. Full article
For Debbie Dingell, a life primed for politics
Debbie Dingell, wife of the longest-serving member in the history of the House of Representatives, and known in Washington, D.C., and Michigan as having her hands in just about everything. Full article
Michigan Rep. John Dingell to Retire; Democrat Is Longest-Serving Member of Congress Full article
In John Dingell's departure, a changing of the guard and the end of an old style of power Full article
A hard-hitting anti-Obamacare ad makes a claim that doesn't add up
Michigan resident Julia Boonstra, in a new ad sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, attacking Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), a candidate for the Senate. This emotional and gut-wrenching attack ad should be every Democrat's worst nightmare, combining references to President Obama's promise with a raw account of a woman who says she suffered because of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. But do the facts match the emotions? Full article
Korea Passes 'U-Turn' Law With Generous Incentives For Companies To Bring Manufacturing From China Back To Korea
The South Korean government has passed a new law to entice Korean companies that have set up manufacturing operations in China and elsewhere to return home. The so-called "Act on Support for Korean Enterprises Reshoring from Overseas," which the Korean government refers to as the "U-Turn Company Support Law," was enacted in December 2013. It includes generous incentives and subsidies for companies to return production to Korea. Full article
Health Care Reform Information
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Million Jobs Project Aims to Create One Million American Jobs by Buying American Made!
Flex your muscles as a consumer to create one million new jobs!
It's as easy as one, two three.
1. Watch the video above.
3. Share this project with at least two friends.
New Postal Rates
Go into Effect on
January 26, 2014
Postal rates are increasing. First Class Mail will increase three cents to $0.49.
You can still buy Forever Stamps at the current $0.46 rate until 1/25/14!
who manufacture items in the USA. Click on the flag below.
"The Youtoons Get Ready for Obamacare"
Buying America Back
A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity
by: Alan Uke
Buying America Back outlines a plan to turn back the tide with a grass-roots movement to promote American industry by helping American consumers have a better understanding of where their goods (and services) come from.
Accurate disclosure would enable consumers to reward local producers or those with high local-product content. Uke points out that this approach is increasingly popular with food, and prevalent in many other countries.
Determined consumer leadership on this issue, he maintains, could goad Congress into action and prompt corporations to revive domestic production.
"As more products are produced globally, it's not as simple as buying American anymore. Alan clearly walks you through the relationship between where a product is made and how important a fair trade ratio is to the United States. By educating consumers on this, Alan proposes using consumer choice and economic freedom to succeed where the big government programs have failed--moving the economy and producing jobs."--U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)
Every once in a while, you'll stumble upon a book that significantly changes the way you see the world. This is one of those books...what was most striking about this work is its potential - with no trade restrictions, subsidies, or costly regulations (and almost no cost to businesses or taxpayers!) - to drastically improve the state of the U.S. economy on the scale of tens or hundreds of billion dollars and hundreds of thousands of new jobs annually.