Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stopped in Cleveland Wednesday during a tour of the Buckeye State. He came to Jergens Manufacturing to highlight how American manufacturing can be successful and bring more jobs to the area. Speaking to workers inside the facility, he told them how his plan for allowing companies to write off their new equipment expenses could allow companies to modernize and reinvest.
“They would be able to modernize so rapidly that no one could catch up with them and so we want to have a tax code that really favors manufacturing jobs,” said the former House Speaker.
In a sit down interview with Fox 8’s Todd Meany, Speaker Gingrich said he wasn’t necessarily concerned with Senator Rick Santorum’s primary wins on Tuesday in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota, in fact he gave credit to the former Pennsylvania Senator for making it a “legitimate, three person race.”
A big part of Gingrich’s focus was the Environmental Protection Agency, which he called the single biggest job-killing part of the Federal Government.
“What it has done to for example in Ohio, what it’s done to coal, what it’s done to electric generating, if you had less expensive electricity, and less expensive gasoline, combined with the right tax code, you’d have massive manufacturing in Ohio again,” explained Gingrich.
As he left Ohio headed home to Virginia for a day of rest before a huge push in California next week, Speaker Gingrich believes can help the people of Ohio if elected President.
“We don’t want business as usual, we don’t want politics as usual. Let’s spend this year teeing up so when we land in January 2013 we can really move quickly.”