Sheffield, IA 9-20-11
As the President lays out his jobs plan, one of his potential competitors was doing the same.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spent the day Monday meeting with business owners in Iowa talking about her own strategy to spur job creation and economic growth.
She stressed lowering government spending and investing in small businesses.
Bachmann met with business leaders and employees at Sukup manufacturing in Sheffield, Iowa to talk about the need to keep dollars made in Iowa.
She said increasing taxes and regulations on companies like Sukup won't help job creation.
To ensure future generation job stability, she says government spending must stop.
Sukup has been a family business since 1963, making grain bins and grain drying equipment.
They are a home grown company, employing more than 400 people and have innovative ideas which have resulted in over 80 U.S. patents.
Steve Sukup, the company’s CFO, says his company makes all their products in Iowa instead of buying overseas and it provides good jobs locally.
The Presidential candidate was just as critical of our nation's current health care system.
She said everyday citizens will end up paying more for less service.
After Bachmann's visit to Sheffield, she continues her tour in Waterloo.
Today, she’ll conclude her time in Iowa by visiting a packing company in Des Moines.