Boeing to close Wichita plant, cites defense cuts

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bill1942 wrote:

Before we know it, we won’t even be able to defend ourselves. Congress and Obama will have given all of our defense procurement over to Germany and France (Airbus) and to China and Japan (junk knockoffs). God help us.

Jan 04, 2012 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
carlo151 wrote:

bill1942 you cannot blame this on Obama. You give the president less to spend because we don’t want taxes raised, then money will stop being spent somewhere. Government does create job, when ever it purchases some we decide our nation needs. And when the government cannot renew a contract because we are short of money, then somebody has to get a haircut.
I feel bad for the loyal workers of Kansas, but congress wants us to stop taxing the rich and spending because they want to create jobs, you go figure.

Jan 04, 2012 3:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
melto wrote:

cut backs are always a part of any industry. as long as the jobs lost are not going over seas it can be dealt with.

Jan 04, 2012 3:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Puddin999 wrote:

@bill1942: You mean like the KC-46/767? THAT Airbus aircraft???

Jan 04, 2012 3:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ErokvonMac wrote:

WHAT military spending cuts?!! Obama has increased military spending every year he has been in office. Boeing is cutting jobs just because cuts in military spending MIGHT happen in the future? Isn’t Boeing stock trading near record highs and paying its preferred shareholders near record dividends? How many billions of dollars did Boeing get from the U.S. government last year and the year before and the year before and the year before … and how many thousands of planes and bombers have they sold at a profit to China in the past few years? When was the last time they paid even a single dollar in federal taxes? This factory closing has nothing to do with “defense” or national security. It’s about using the flag to sustain lavish executive compensation packages with tax-payer money.

Jan 04, 2012 3:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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