The Fiscal Cliff: Help Us Craft Recommendations to the President and Congress to Protect Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Leadership Council hosts complimentary webinar to discuss the fiscal cliff issue and devise recommendations to the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Online, with free registration

SPEAKERS: Cliff Waldman, Senior Economist, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, David R. Brousell, Global VP and Editorial Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council

Dec 04, 2012, 07:55 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. federal lawmakers seem to be at an impasse in confronting the looming "fiscal cliff," a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that many believe could push the economy into another recession if left unchanged.

The manufacturing sector has a lot at stake in the negotiations and the eventual outcome to prevent the U.S. from sinking back into a recession in 2013.

This webinar will enable manufacturers to have their voices heard in Washington by:

  • Understanding the issues, including some of the key revenue/spending aspects such as payroll tax, income tax rates, R&D credit, and defense cuts.  
  • Devising recommendations on what lawmakers should do about the key issues to avoid the fiscal cliff. These recommendations will be sent to the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders.

This briefing will benefit all executives in manufacturing companies concerned about business growth, taxation, capital spending plans, employee hiring and training.

"This is the time for Manufacturing Leadership Council members and their colleagues in the community at large to step forward and be heard on an issue of great urgency to manufacturing and the economy as a whole," said David R. Brousell, Global VP and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. "The uncertainty surrounding this issue has already had a negative effect on business confidence. Manufacturers can and should offer constructive recommendations on how to avoid the cliff and put manufacturing and the economy in the U.S. and globally on a more stable footing."

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