Gibson CEO To Attend Obama Speech With Boehner

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. JamesL


    The guitar company has tried to tap into anti-government sentiment following a raid on its factories by federal agents.

    Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar, will attend President Obama's address to Congress on Thursday as a guest of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced in a tweet that he will host the Gibson CEO in the Speaker's box.

    Federal agents raided Gibson factories in Tennessee last month as part an investigation into whether its wood was illegally imported from India. The company has sought to tap into anti-government sentiment as it tries to rally public support to its side.

    On Twitter, the company uses the hashtag "ThisWillNotStand" for posts about the investigation, and Juszkiewicz has appeared on several conservative radio shows to discuss what he describes as bullying by the federal government.

    “Gibson Guitar is at the heart of this jobs debate, and is an example of exactly why President Obama has it wrong when it comes to getting our economy back on track," Blackburn said in a statement. "Big government doesn’t create jobs, small businesses like Gibson Guitar do.”
  2. Perfect.

    Boner should line up a few more people in these circumstances, now that I think about it, we shoudl find the beneficiary of the TARP tax break on wooden arrows and see how the wooden arrow business has shot up. (yukkity yukktiy yuk).