Successful Asian Mission
Upon his return from ten days tooling around Asia, President Obama has pronounced his trip an unmitigated success. Obama drew this conclusion based on the fact that several new trade agreements were created whose focus will be the support of hundreds of thousands of new jobs right here in the US.
Hope for Increased Jobs
Obama was all over Asia, from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hawaii, to the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) summit in Indonesia, taking head on the challenge of forging new agreements whose design and goals are to stimulate and fuel the sluggish US economy which in turn will require new demand for increased jobs.
Boeing Taking Off and GE Lighting Up
On Obama’s last day in Asia coincided with his weekly radio address. Speaking from Bali the president mentioned new business deals he helped produce; those with Boeing and General Electric. Obama also mentioned positive developments with Russia and a nine-nation trade group which he is hoping will expand to include Japan.
Obama’s Speech, In Part:
Here in Indonesia, I was proud to join leaders from some of our nation’s top companies as they announced trade deals that will support nearly 130,000 American jobs and potentially increase U.S. exports by up to $39 billion. Boeing, for example, will sell more than 200 planes to Indonesia that are built with parts from suppliers in more than 40 states. And a deal to export GE engines will support jobs at plants in Ohio and North Carolina.
These agreements will help us reach my goal of doubling American exports by 2014 — a goal we’re on pace to meet. And they’re powerful examples of how we can rebuild an economy that’s focused on what our country has always done best — making and selling products all over the world that are stamped with three proud words: “Made in America.”