Former Vice President Joe Biden pitched his "Buy American" plan in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, and his campaign says the initiative would create at least five million jobs in manufacturing and innovation.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's plan narrows restrictions on what can be considered an American-made good and calls for investing $400 billion in manufacturing and $300 billion in research and development for several diverse industries, Politico reports. "America can't sit on the sidelines in the race of the future," Biden said. "The Chinese are spending multiple billions of dollars trying to own the technology of the future while we sit with our thumb in our ear."
Biden said President Trump has been all talk and no action, and "after three-and-a-half years of big promises, what do the American people have to show for all of the talk? He promised health care, a health care plan, but never even offered his own bill as he continues to try to wipe out ObamaCare in the middle of a pandemic." Trump has spent the coronavirus crisis "almost singularly focused on the stock market," Biden said, but if elected, he himself will be "laser-focused on working families." Catherine Garcia