The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn.
It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business.
Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
In an interview with KMJ AM’s “The Chris Daniel Show,” Juszkiewicz revealed some startling information.
CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?
HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes
So the government attacked them in the first place by citing obscure regulations that probably weren’t violated about importation of wood. Now they are suggesting that all these problems would go away if they simply exported their labor.
Had it simply been said in passing by an agent, one could write it off as a lone sarcastic agent, trying to push buttons. But the fact that they actually wrote it in the pleading is a level of hubris that goes well beyond over zealous law enforcement officials and passes straight into what can easily be translated as an out of control and corrupt targeting of an American corporation.
When President Obama gives his jobs speech next week, let’s hope he has an answer for why our government would want to force and coerce corporations to send jobs overseas.
This is the second raid on Gibson Guitars of America the first taking place a few years back. Anyone who is familiar with the art of a Luthier is familiar with the woods in question Ebony and Rosewood. These woods are very much legal to possess and use in production of musical instruments. Any importing of these woods would have passed all qualifications to arrive here including going through Customs and would have had the docuementation to prove it. This is one more case of the Federal Government run amuck and trampling of people's rights. Stand with Gibson and fight the power.
Obama continues to use the DOJ to harass GOP supporters, and Gibson Guitars has traditionally supported GOP candidates. Martin guitars has the same wood and same operation, but Martin Guitars supports Democrats. The DOJ actually told Gibson officals that all their problems would go away if they moved their operation to Madagascar. That would be another 2000 US jobs gone. This is not some wild accusation, this is fact!
The Fed Gov is creating jobs. That is to say, they are creating jobs everywhere in the world EXCEPT in the U.S.A.
Keep repeating "YES WE CAN". Let the Kool-Aid and Hopium continue to impede what's left of your still sputtering and sparking thought process.