Gibson Guitars CEO: U.S. Government Urged Him to Use Foreign Labor

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    Sep 01, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Tonight, in an interview on KMJ’s “The Chris Daniel Show,” Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz confirmed that the US government wanted Gibson guitars to use foreign labor over American labor:
    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 [inaudible].
    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

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    Sep 01, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYeah, totally messed up.

    I brought up this whole thing a week ago here:

    Obama Now Targeting Guitar Making Companies

    So let's see.... Obama has gone after the Amish and other "green" businesses and banned the sale of raw milk.

    He's gone after the light bulb industry and banned the sale of incandescent light bulbs.

    The latest: The evil guitar making companies!

    Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle.





    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904787404576530520471223268.html


    As it turns out, Gibson's primary shareholder is a Republican while that of their biggest competitor is ... owned by a Democrat - Martin. There's something terribly hinky going on here in the inconsistent approach they've taken to Gibson.
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/276728/gibson-ceo-slams-big-liberal-obama-robert-costa

    Gibson CEO Slams ‘Big Liberal’ Obama
    September 8, 2011 9:18 P.M.
    By Robert Costa

    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 regulation and promote jobs, when, in fact, he’s done just the opposite with us. We have been under investigation and harassment for over two years and that continues on — seized goods, shut down our plant.”
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    The issue of Gibson and Martin suggests conduct reminiscent of the Nixon administration. I hope the next president authorizes investigations of the conduct of members of the Executive branch. The Federal Penitentiary system will have the capacity to house them.
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    Sep 09, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://www.nationalreview.com/corner/276728/gibson-ceo-slams-big-liberal-obama-robert-costa

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