Dan Malloy on Free Trade
Trade trips to China to promote aerospace & bioscience
Malloy plays off his two immediate predecessors, Jodi Rell and John Rowland, who governed for 16 of the 22 years when Connecticut was one of two states with no net job growth, the other being Michigan. He uses the past as a baseline, a point of
comparison to find statistical signs of progress today.
"We have needed to reposition ourselves for two decades," Malloy said. "This has to be seen as an overall vision about how you get a state going that has been unwilling to get going for so long.
I don't have any doubt the efforts we're making will pay dividends and are paying dividends."
Malloy mentions trade trips to
China to promote the state's aerospace industry and its bioscience initiatives on the Farmington campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Source: The Connecticut Mirror on 2014 Connecticut Governor race
, Dec 18, 2013
Make sure entire world knows: CT is open for business
We have spent the past 13 months setting the stage for this economic revival. Now is the time to commit to making it a reality. In order to make this happen I believe there are three things we need to do.
And we need to commit to this vision and implement it--year after year, until we get
it right. That's been one of our problems for too long: we're good at making plans, we're not good at sticking to them. Too often we've found ourselves simply careening from idea to idea, with no clear roadmap to guide us. Not anymore.
Source: Connecticut 2012 State of the State Address
, Feb 8, 2012
- We need to maintain the fiscal
discipline we imposed a year ago. That discipline has made Connecticut a more predictable, reliable, stable place in which to do business. It's given the private sector the confidence it needs to make investments and create thousands of new jobs.
We need to continue to make sure the entire world knows Connecticut is open for business.
- We need to reform the public school system that educates our children.
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank.
Malloy signed Letter on Ex-Im Bank
Press release on Letter from 31 Governors to House Republican leaders:
We urge you to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) before its charter expires this year. In its role as the official export credit agency, Ex-Im is a vital export finance tool for exporters in our states, at no cost to American taxpayers.
Ex-Im allows our companies and workers to compete on a level playing field against our competitors. Without Ex-Im financing, US firms would have lost many sales campaigns to their overseas competitors.
Reauthorizing Ex-Im is the right thing to do for our economy, companies and workers. 41 GOP lawmakers and 865 business organizations have called for the charter's immediate renewal. And, House Democrats have already introduced legislation to reauthorize the bank. Speaker Boehner, it's time to act; quit jeopardizing the nation's economy and American jobs.
Argument in opposition from FreedomWorks:
Top Ten Reasons to Let the
Export-Import Bank Expire
- It Has Outlived Its Purpose: In the 2010s, US exports have been setting record highs--they don't need government help.
- It Lets Government Pick Winners and Losers
- Its Risky Loans Put it in Danger of Needing Taxpayer Bailouts
- It Costs Taxpayers Money Annually, thanks to government accounting gimmicks
- Most of Its Funding Goes to Big Corporations Who Don't Need the Money
- It Lets Foreign Corporations Undercut US Competitors
- It Only Benefits a Few States, but Every State Bears the Costs
- It Is Prone to Corruption (like whenever you involve the government in handing out money)
- There Are Better Ways to Help US. Manufacturers: the government should lower and simplify the tax and regulatory burden US companies face.
- It Is Unnecessary. The Ex-Im Bank cannot justify its continued existence. It's also one of the easiest programs to retire, as its authorization expires in September 2014 if Congress simply does nothing.
Source: Letter from 31 Governors 14_Lt_ExIm on Jul 15, 2014