First off, I am not good at this posting thing yet. I have to leave work in like 6 minutes, but I had to post this! Our lovely wacked out government!
This ought to tick you off. Just like Obama giving $2 billion to Brazil to drill offshore for oil, now they want to force more American jobs out of
the country and are suing Gibson Guitar, raiding their factories, etc. to force them to do it. Here:
Gibson: Feds Want Guitar Woodwork Done by Foreign Labor
...Gibson's CEO has said repeatedly that the only reason his company is in trouble is because U.S. workers are completing work on guitar fingerboards
in the United States. In an interview earlier this week, CEO Henry Juszkiewicz claimed that the U.S. government even suggested Gibson's troubles would
disappear if the company used foreign labor.
The Justice Department is hamstrung from talking about the case because it's an ongoing investigation. Justice spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle told
FoxNews.com only that agents were looking for evidence of "possible violations" of a law governing imports of plants and wildlife.
Hornbuckle also confirmed that no charges have yet been filed in either of the two cases.
Court documents help explain the root of the tree dispute. According to search warrants associated with the latest raid, federal agents in June
intercepted a shipment of Indian ebony apparently bound for Gibson in Tennessee. The documents noted that Indian law "prohibits the export of sawn
wood," which can be used for fingerboards -- but does not prohibit the export of "veneers," which are sheets of woods that have already been worked
Juszkiewicz said in a statement that the U.S. government has effectively suggested "that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian
workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India."
More at Source:www.foxnews.com...
Meanwhile in a city near you methamphetamine is easier to find than alcohol for most kids, illegal’s of all sorts are flowing over, through, and
even tunneling under the Mexican Border at the rate of thousands per day. However, the Justice Dept. under Holder and the Obama Administration find
that interpreting vague Indian law, which says it is legal, to perform raids on Gibson factories and waste hours and days of time from tactical
teams, investigators, lawyers, judges, and on and on. I am beginning to think the government is out to kill every bit of business it can find around
here in the US. Not just that, but we don’t see these kind of actions when Chinese toxic gypsum board (drywall in people’s homes) comes in or toys
from China with Lead paint, no. We have to discern between 2/3 finishes and finished, which probably can't be done in India because they have to be
hand fitted for each guitar while being manufactured in the US. Indian Authorities seem to not have a problem with it and have been selling this to
Gibson for decades. But, watch out folks, there is a new sheriff in town, and he is out for business…Deputy Obama is setting up his 2012 campaign
splash hit with, “I have stopped Gibson Guitar handles from being finished in the US so other people in India have a chance for a Job taken from
edit on 3/9/11 by spirit_horse because: (no reason given)