President Barack Obama's announcement that his administration is filing a new case with the World Trade Organization, challenging China's illegal trade and subsidies of autos and auto parts, shows what is at stake for Ohio in this election. Obama knows what is important for the future of American workers and his leadership is making a difference and American manufacturers are coming back. They've created half a million new jobs over the past two and a half years 10 percent of them here in Ohio with the auto industry leading the way with cars proudly stamped "Made in America." The president has set a concrete goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016, and he's outlined a clear plan to achieve it. He'll end tax deductions for companies shipping jobs overseas and use the savings to create a new tax credit for companies bringing jobs home.
Romney would do the opposite. Right when American manufacturers are starting to bring jobs back to our shores, he would eliminate taxes on foreign profits. That would only encourage companies to create jobs in other countries instead of here at home. Romney's plan would create 800,000 jobs in other countries, including China. Romney's plan is a throwback to the same top-down policies that sent their jobs to China and helped make Romney a multimillionaire in the first place and we can't afford to go back to it. Romney's economic philosophy is simple, and won't change profits over people, even if that means Americans lose their jobs. Romney has never stood up for American workers, and he never will.