We Need Trade that Works for Us

Statement

By:  Paul Ryan
Date: Aug. 16, 2012
Location: Unknown

We also need trade that works for us. We come from manufacturing states. We make things. We grow things. The more goods we manufacture, the more food we grow and sell them overseas, the more good jobs we have here at home.

Free trade is a powerful tool for peace and prosperity. But our trading partners need to play by the rules. And this challenge focuses on China. They steal our intellectual property right. They block access to their markets. They manipulate their currency. President Obama promised he would stop these practices. He said he'd go to the mat with China.

Instead, they're treating him like a doormat. We're not going to let that happen.

Mitt Romney and I are going to crack down on China cheating and we're going to make sure that trade works for Americans. Make things here. Sell them there. Grow things here. Sell them around the world. That creates jobs.