Two Presidents Speak Of Boeing And The American Worker.


Boeing built Air Force One.

“We’ve got the world’s hardest-working people. We’ve got the most productive work force in the world. We have an attractive climate for our businesses to expand. We have innovative, dynamic companies which are producing world-class products and services.”  ~George Bush 2004.

“America’s best companies are emphasizing quality and service, and developing world-class methods for production,” he said at the Arlington, Va., event. “By selling good ideas and good products in markets not only here, but across the world, we’re creating  jobs — good, high-paying jobs for the American citizen.”   ~George Bush in 2004.

Subsequent to China ordering 70 Boeing aircraft, the president visited China, and told press that he met with China’s top official “to make sure that we’ve got access to Chinese markets like they’ve got to ours. … I was pleased to see that the Chinese government ordered Boeing aircraft.”  ~George Bush in 2005.

“Americans who come to this country will see … Indian businesses buying American products like the 68 planes that Air India recently ordered from Boeing. They will also see American businesses like General Electric and Microsoft and Intel, who are in India to learn about the needs of local customers and do vital research that makes their products more competitive in world markets.”  ~George Bush speaking in India in 2006.

A President speaks of Boeing, but not the American Worker:

“I want to thank all of the administration officials who were dogged in trying to get this completed.  The U.S. administration and the IM Bank, in particular, were critical in facilitating this deal.”

“I want to thank all of the administration officials who were dogged in trying to get this completed, and I want to congratulate Lion Air for their incredible success.”

“I want to congratulate Boeing for making outstanding planes. … This is an example of a win-win situation where the people of the region are going to be able to benefit from an outstanding airline.”   ~ Barack Obama in Indonesia last week.

Mr. President.

Three questions, please.

Could you please give a courtesy “shout-out” to the 157,000 American workers that design, manufacture, market, and maintain the aircraft as opposed to emphasizing the “administration” and the “I ? ”

Would you please recognize the effort and sacrifice of those 157,000 Boeing employees commensurate with your praise of Lion Air and their successful Indonesian workforce ?

Lastly, it would be greatly appreciated if you would comment on the positive attributes of the American Worker while you are abroad as this may counter the perception of them created by your comments regarding the American worker here at home.  For example, rather than your recent comments….

“We’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades, and so we have failed to do enough to attract foreign investment”

“This is a great country that had gotten a little soft, and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades.”

…..might I suggest:

“We’ve got the world’s hardest-working people. We’ve got the most productive work force in the world. We have an attractive climate for our businesses to expand. We have innovative, dynamic companies which are producing world-class products and services.”

or perhaps…

“America’s best companies are emphasizing quality and service, and developing world-class methods for production.  By selling good ideas and good products in markets not only here, but across the world, we’re creating  jobs — good, high-paying jobs for the American citizen.”

Thank you in advance.

G.W. Bush Hugging Ashley Faulkner, Daughter of 9/11 Victim

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