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Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 1:16 PM
John Engler Discusses the Future of U.S. Manufacturing at Detroit Economic Club
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Governor Engler at the Detroit Economic Club on October 13, 2008.
DETROIT -- This speaker of the latest Detroit Economic Club meeting said that "History is very important so we can learn the past and not repeat their mistakes." Though Monday marked the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in America, it was also the day that the federal government shut down. But this was also the day that the Honorable John Engler returned home to Michigan from his Washington, D.C. residence to speak on behalf of the DEC on the topic of "New Leadership for America - What Does It Mean for U.S Manufacturing?" Monday's meeting was Engler's first since 2005.
process of restoring global stability," he stated, "isn't
going to be easy. There is no quick fix; it involves hard
work and dedication from the people. The goverenment does
have a critical role to play in restoring confidence. We need
to fix our infrastructure -- for it is old, and [we must]
work out problems."
chaos around Michigan," he continued, "has led to
not only financial suffering, but also missed opportunities.
There are times like now that the challenges are overswhelming.
I'm disappointed in where we are [as the state of Michigan]."
"It is important to pass, according to Engler, but this isn't a global problem. Without the package, the problem would have been a larger recession."
champions the panel for maintaining America's competitiveness
through lifting unnecessary burdens: excessive taxation and
regulation, the rising costs of health care, expensive litigation,
and increasing energy costs:
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