Michael Bennet on Corporations
A: In the short term we must get credit flowing again to small business, because they've been shut out of the credit markets since this recession happened, and they create 2/3 of all new jobs. That's part of why it's so critical that we pass a small business and jobs bill, which cuts taxes by $12 billion for small businesses and creates a small business lending fund to support up to $300 billion in new lending. Also, we need to create an economic climate to discourage the movement of jobs overseas, encourage innovation across the board, and transform our public education system into one that prepares students for higher education so that our kids can take advantage of the jobs of the future.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America's Neighborhood Union--1.3 million members with UFCW locals in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Our members work in supermarkets, drug stores, retail stores, meatpacking and meat processing plants, food processing plants, and manufacturing workers who make everything from fertilizer to shoes. We number over 60,000 strong with 25,000 workers in chemical production and 20,000 who work in garment and textile industries.
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