Boeing Loses, So do we!

It is clear now just how far the Loss of America has spread. When our own Air Force can give away, to another country, ANY military contract, that We the People are in trouble. That the Air Force would assume we will not say anything, that we will just forget about it, is even more remarkable. After all, what is 40,000 jobs in our economy today?

If you haven’t joined the fight to force the Air Force to do this right, here is a link for you to get you started:

Join the Fight!

Let’s not let them forget that WE the PEOPLE have a Constitutional Right and Duty to oversee what happens in the Military, in Washington DC, in government and that we won’t forget another assault on our economy. And while it is true that the Airforce had the ability to do this, it doesn’t make it right.

Boeing’s history is grand and long:

Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers.

Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 150,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 83,800 of our people hold college degrees–including nearly 29,000 advanced degrees–in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,800 colleges and universities worldwide. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.

Corporate Offices:
100 North Riverside
Chicago, Illinois
60606-1596

It should be noted that the United States currently has a dispute with the company that the Air Force gave the contract to. In a United Nations court, Northrup Grumman is accused of Anti-trust violations. Read Here:

The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, brings this civil antitrust action to obtain equitable relief against defendants, and alleges as follows:

1. The United States seeks to enjoin the acquisition by defendant Northrop Grumman Corporation (“Northrop”) of defendant TRW Inc. (“TRW”) pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into by the defendants on June 30, 2002.

2. The United States uses reconnaissance systems to obtain information useful to the nation’s defense. These systems employ sensors which gather information in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors generally fall into two broad categories: radar sensors, which detect objects through radio waves, and electro-optical/infrared (“EO/IR”) sensors, which detect radiation emitted from or reflected from objects within the electromagnetic spectrum from far infrared through far ultraviolet. Reconnaissance may be performed from different types of platforms, including aircraft and satellites.

HELLO! The charges continue in the document online. How can the Air Force even consider this partnership? It seems to me that any REASONABLE, INTELLIGENT, THINKING, group/person would consider pending litigation before going into business with these people. But why would I think the “Air Force” would do any thinking at all? Silly ME! This gives validation to the oxymoron “Government Intelligence.”

There are other cases against Northrop Grumman too. This corporation doesn’t seem to like to honor its contracts. Read Here:

This company doesn’t seem to have any stellar ethics at all. I’m curious as to what the Air Force expects from them. Obviously it isn’t an airbus…

PBS had this article about the whole debacle:

Air Force Tanker Contract Stirs Controversy

An Air Force decision to award Northrop Grumman and its European partners a contract to build $40 billion worth of new aircraft is drawing criticism from U.S. producer Boeing as well as members of Congress. A Washington state congressman and a defense expert discuss the dispute.
JIM LEHRER: Trouble over the Air Force decision to buy a new airplane. Ray Suarez has our story.

RAY SUAREZ: This is the tanker that Northrop Grumman and its European partners hope to make for the U.S. Air Force. The KC-45 is the next-generation of an existing military tanker, Grumman’s KC-30.

The Air Force announced Friday it plans to buy 179 of them. They’ll cost at least $40 billion.

GEN. DUNCAN MCNABB, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force: The KC-45, built by Northrop Grumman, will provide our nation and partners the critical ability to reach across the globe and project our combat capability or our humanitarian friendship rapidly and effectively.

Just what planet do these Air Force people live in? On this planet U.S. jobs are in trouble!

RAY SUAREZ: The Air Force picked the Northrop Grumman consortium, including the European giant EADS, over the U.S. manufacturer Boeing.

General Arthur Lichte is commander of the U.S. Air Mobility Command.

GEN. ARTHUR LICHTE, U.S. Air Force: I can sum it up in one word: more. More passengers, more cargo, more fuel to offload, more patients that we can carry, more availability, more flexibility, and more dependability.

Oh really? And more jobs for AMERICANS??? You know, those people that FUND you with their tax dollars? Just how are We the People going to do that when you outsource our jobs??? Inquiring minds want to know. May I suggest that those of you who read this blog contact Gen. Arthur Lichte Here: Let this fine man know how you feel about this decision. For a bio on Gen. Arthur Lichte click Here: I think he deserves our attention, don’t you?

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~ by justmytruth on March 8, 2008.

2 Responses to “Boeing Loses, So do we!”

  1. That is my hope also. If the word gets out enough, and there is enough support, perhaps we can make them change their minds? It is worth a shot anyway.

    Thanks for the compliment……

  2. Great article! I was appalled when I heard about this. How do they figure the loss of 40,000 AMERICAN jobs is good? This just proves how stupid our leaders really are. Thankfully at least some in Congress are as outraged, enough so that perhaps, for once, they might actually do something that benefits the American people.

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