HolyCoast: Mr. Obama, If You Want to Cut Regulation and Create Jobs How About Starting with Gibson Guitars?

Friday, September 09, 2011

Mr. Obama, If You Want to Cut Regulation and Create Jobs How About Starting with Gibson Guitars?

Gibson Guitars makes some very fine instruments, but their CEO contributes to Republicans and they have a non-union shop, therefore they're are an enemy in Obama's world and have been singled out for harassment. Their CEO is getting tired of it:
Henry Juszkiewicz, the chief executive officer of Gibson Guitar Corp., tells National Review Online that President Obama, a “big liberal,” has done “untold damage to business” and should not be applauded for his jobs speech. ”He’s a government fan,” he says. “He has a problem with successful businesses. He thinks they’re the problem, that they shouldn’t be quite as successful.”

“He is using the levers of government to not only redistribute, but to penalize,” he adds. “I see a difference between what he said and what he’s doing.”

Gibson has been under federal investigation in recent months, reportedly for its importation practices. Juskiewicz blames the Obama administration for causing his company, an iconic American brand, to lose money and lawyer up.

“We’re under attack,” Juskiewicz says. “It’s pretty interesting to see that one of the points in Obama’s speech was to cut back regulationand promote jobs, when, in fact, he’s done just the opposite with us.
And perhaps Obama could tell the NLRB to quit harassing Boeing too.  These are American manufacturers making American products with American labor.  They're on our side...but apparently not on Obama's.

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