I could not agree with you more, but then you should stop complaing about competitive advantage (in certain areas) of those countries that chose slightly more socialism than we did. We made our choice, they made theirs, too bad if our choices made Boeing lose out to Airbus. Maybe we should learn from them instead and for example implement Universal Healthcare so that Boeing and other companies will never again have to worry about it during negotiations with their employees. Just like Airbus does not. And Boeing employees will never again have to worry whether they and their families can afford to see a doctor when they are sick. Well I agree that cheap foreign labor competition is a major issue which needs to be urgently addressed but I don't think that lowering american living standards and incomes of american working people to the levels comparable with $0.5 hr chinese wages should be the solution. Unfortunately that's precisely what's hapenning in this country, albeit relatively slowly. You're concerned with EU subsidizing Airbus which creates "unfair" competitive disadvantage for Boeing. Your concerns seem to disapear when the chinese workers are subsidized by their government which provides Universal Healthcare, guaranteed retirement, vacations, pensions, free college education, cheap public transportation etc. That together with less than $1 hr wages makes competition with them virtually impossible for american workers whether they are unionized or not.