Obama touts US manufacturing in visit to Milwaukee

John Hageman

President Obama called on companies to focus on building jobs in the U.S. Wednesday, touting the success of manufacturing plants that are looking to add jobs in the near future. 

In a visit to the Master Lock plant in Milwaukee Wednesday, Obama cited some of his administration's proposed policies designed to grow jobs here rather than abroad, such as tax incentives, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Obama has proposed closing corporate tax loopholes in order to pay for the incentives.

"During the State of the Union, I issued a challenge to America's business leaders: I said, ask what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed," Obama told hundreds of Master Lock workers on the factory floor.

Obama's visit comes days after he released his proposed budget, which will be a major point of contention between his administration and Congressional Republicans.