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.
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American Manufacturing Has A Secret Competitive Advantage: Its Workforce
The news is full of data about China's uptick in economic performance. Figures for the most recent quarter show GDP, exports and manufacturing output up more than expected. While the news may have brought cheer to the third plenum in Beijing, longer-range trends paint a gloomier picture. China is headed for economic upheaval. Full article
2015 Mustang radically new, retro, tooCareful, but dramatic, styling changes for more muscular look. Overhauled chassis benchmarked against BMW, Porsche for European handling. New four-cylinder, high-performance engine among the options. Thursday, Ford is unveiling a redesigned version for 2015, the sixth-generation Mustang, by Ford's count, since the car was launched on April 17, 1964. It goes on sale next fall. Full article
Graham, Levin Vow To Oppose TPP If It Fails To Address Currency Manipulation
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and House Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) yesterday (Nov. 13) warned that they would vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement if it were to come to Congress without containing enforceable provisions on currency manipulation. Full article
Manufacturing's New Mandate: Be Fast and Flexible or Die
A global study identifies success factors for manufacturers facing a volatile economic and competitive environment. Full article
Patent trolls have succeeded in one thing: Every industry is riled up and wants something done
Technology users -- retailers, in particular -- are being snared in patent infringement lawsuits for offering drop down menus, displaying catalog images or having search engines and other common online services. As a result, pressure is growing on Congress to reform the patent process. Full article
Technology: Rethinking Safety in the IoT (internet of things) World
At this point, car hacking is practically a sport. "By 2020, we expect to see 20 billion smart objects connected to the Internet," says Rob Soderbery, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Networking Group, at Cisco (IW 500/30). Of those billions, he says, the connections with the most to gain are in manufacturing and industrial automation. And that puts the whole industry at risk. Full article
Brokers' big role? Clearing up PPACA confusion
Survey after survey finds consumers are still blissfully unaware of or simply confused by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This despite the fact that the exchanges have been open for weeks now and the law’s other main provisions go live in just a few weeks. Many are even confused about the name of the law, not realizing PPACA and Obamacare are one and the same. Full article For information on the PPACA, contact TMTA's endorsed health insurance agent, Bill Percha at 248-355-1414.
Free trade should address all barriers
For American manufacturers like Ford Motor Co., one of the great qualities of the U.S. economy is its open market, where both foreign and domestic companies compete on a level playing field. Full article
Health Care Reform Information
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bill Percha at 586-904-9700. Bill is TMTA's endorsed insurance provider and he can assist members with their every insurance need.
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Save Your Business Money and Bring Yourself Peace of Mind!
Have you conducted an annual property and liability insurance checkup to ensure that your existing coverage is still giving you the protection you need against unforeseen risks? Are the rates you are paying the best they can be?
This is the perfect time of the year to get quotes from other carriers.
Contact TMTA's endorsed property and liability insurance agent, Jay Poplawski of the Wilson Agency, at 1-800-638-1174 to get your "TMTA Insurance Checkup" today.
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!
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"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.