To: President Donald Trump, The Arizona State House, The Arizona State Senate, Governor Doug Ducey, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

stop exporting jobs and develop talent within

USA policies are allowing companies to outsource jobs requiring engineering design and manufacturing. President Obama has cited the need for more engineers. Why would someone want to become an engineer if there are no engineering jobs here?

One concrete example is the Flagstaff, AZ, based wind power company I used to work for. It had outsourced some part of its engineering design jobs overseas, while laying off engineers at the same time.

The administration talks about creating jobs while exporting them to other countries; that seems very hypocritical. We can make the economic recession disappear with putting an end to outsourcing of jobs to other countries.

President Obama has also asked Americans to be more innovative. Since most manufacturing jobs have been outsourced, there is a lack of machinery in this country. If people are not around machines, how will they even know what they look like and how they work and how to improve them? They just can't dream up these things if they haven't even worked with them! Bringing back manufacturing jobs (those that make the final product as well as those that make the machines to make the product) will spur innovation and new ideas. It will also fix the unemployment problem.

Please sign this petition for bringing the jobs back to this country and fix the economy and a myriad of other problems.

Why is this important?

This petition is about fixing the economy and develop engineering, science and technological talent within Americans.