Oscumbo still cr*pping on Gibson Guitar, this is the issue with this administration over and over. Mean while it is killing jobs

iamnothere 2012/03/03 01:44:14
“They…come in with weapons, they seized a half-million dollars worth of property, they shut our factory down, and they have not charged us with anything,” says Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, referring to the August 2011 raid on his Nashville and Memphis factories by agents from the Departments of Homeland Security and Fish & Wildlife.

The feds raided Gibson for using an inappropriate tariff code on wood from India, which is a violation of the anti-trafficking statute known as The Lacey Act. At issue is not whether the wood in question was endangered, but whether the wood was the correct level of thickness and finish before being exported from India. “India is wanting to ensure that raw wood is not exported without some labor content from India,” says Juskiewicz.

Andrea Johnson of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) counters that “it’s not up to Gibson to decide which laws…they want to respect.” She points out that Gibson had previously been raided under The Lacey Act for imports from Madagascar.

This much is clear: The government has yet to file any charges or allow Gibson a day in court to makes its case, much less retrieve its materials. “This is not about responsible forestry and sustainable wood or illegal logging, this is about a bureaucratic law,” argues Juszkiewicz, who testified last year before a congressional hearing convened by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). It is, he says, “a blank check for abuse.”
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  • Borat Obama 2012/03/14 06:38:18
    Borat Obama
    See what happens if you don't donate a hundred million dollars to King Odumba's campaign. Donate to King Odumba's campaign and you will get a government loan. File bankruptcy and you will get a bail out. Then, file bankruptcy again and never have to pay the govenment back. This is how the tax money rolls if you donate to King Odumba's campaign. Plus, you get a glassfull of kool aid. Compliments of KIng Odumba.
  • Red_Horse 2012/03/05 08:11:27
  • Andrew 2012/03/04 06:21:20
    Obama is a goon.
  • Mike 2012/03/03 18:51:11
    Only a self imposed dictator can do this
  • Viet Era medic 2012/03/03 17:36:33
    Viet Era medic
    This is another case of idiotic bureaucratic overreach. The EIA is pretty well screwed up to focus on this just because the wood was a few millimeters to thick. What a crock of idiocy. Ms. Johnson of the EIA is being the typical bureaucrat and wants to flex her power muscles just as we see all to often with other gov't. branches. What a beyotch.. This happened in August and as of February 2nd, there still are no charges. A-holes.. They're going to put Mr. Juszkiewiecz into a hole in which he won't be able to come out. All that money into a business which he can't run.... And not to mention the poor people that work for Gibson, I hope they're collecting unemployment.
    The EPA is doing the same thing in northern New Hampshire where a black powder factory blew up two years ago. It's been razed to the ground and cleaned up but in the interim the EPA still won't allow sale of the property. OVERREACH AND ABUSE OF POWER...
  • XZQZQ 2012/03/03 16:14:22
    Boeing and Gibson have been harassed by this Administration.
  • Bevos 2012/03/03 16:03:23
    I don't know why this has not been on the News. It should be sent to Foxnews and any other News station that will put it out there. It should be Advertised as much as possible till they get their property back. Don't let him get away with this. It is unconstitutional.
  • hasher 2012/03/03 11:59:48
    OMG how much more damage do we have to put up with??
  • 2sly 2012/03/03 11:06:22
  • Brian Tristan MacQuillan 2012/03/03 08:18:19
  • Spider20 2012/03/03 08:12:58
    While I'm not a fan of Gibson right now, due to a personal issue between myself and that company, this is govt. BS.....
  • U-Dog 2012/03/03 06:47:33
    This is the type of thuggish crud that the Eastern Block countries were doing when I was a kid... Not America! And while all the in the tank ABO repubs want to point to Obama as the only culpit, the simple fact is this country has been headed in this crony-cap bureautopian direction for decades whether it was the dems or the repubs in power.

    Splain that Lucy!
  • Justin.Long 2012/03/03 06:17:13
    And yet this man is a savior to some people
  • iamnothere Justin.... 2012/03/03 13:25:43
    always the savior till he craps on one personally
  • S. Gompers 2012/03/03 05:56:10
    S. Gompers
    The government will stop at nothing to make sure no jobs exist in our country. Unfortunately it has been going on for years with programs like USAID to train foreign workers, tax money to move companies out of America, to H1 visas to displace American workers.
  • DebraJMSmith 2012/03/03 05:39:54
    I remember when I first about this. I was and still am, shocked.
  • none 2012/03/03 05:35:03
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2012/03/03 05:19:46
    What is it that the conservatives all like to say? If you can't do the time, don't do the crime?
  • iamnothere Guru_T_... 2012/03/03 13:26:35
    looks to me that Oscumbo needs to do some time
  • Guru_T_... iamnothere 2012/03/04 21:07:58
    Never going to happen. He's done nothing illegal, dimbo.
  • iamnothere Guru_T_... 2012/03/05 13:08:34
    when you are the one changing the laws and how they are interpreted ... you can get away with murder.. OH never mind he already has
  • Guru_T_... iamnothere 2012/03/05 17:37:27
    So...... you really do have nothing of value to share. I wish I could say that that surprised me. Later, dimbo.
  • wtw 2012/03/03 05:02:00
    How can anyone vote for this guy and his crooked government!
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/03 04:20:37
    This is nothing but political revenge, and cowardly revenge, too.
  • Wanda5245 - Citizen Activis... 2012/03/03 03:56:56
    Wanda5245 - Citizen Activist Who Wants Spunkysmum Back On SH
    More of the Chicago pay to play - don't pay up and Obama & Co. will shut you down!! Obama Capone
  • Philo-Publius 2012/03/03 02:27:31
  • Patriot Unit 2012/03/03 02:16:50
    Patriot Unit
    Well, it all boils down to money, and the unrestricted administrations forcing its way into something it should not have gotten involved in.
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/03/03 02:07:43
    Sad part is they were told if they manufactured the guitars in India there would be no problems. Seems to me the gov't is doing whatever necessary to drive jobs away from the USA. Harassing American companies is the quickest way to make the jobs go elsewhere which promotes global fairness at a cost to us!
  • XENON23 2012/03/03 02:04:37
    I have not heard of this case in a while. I was wondering what was going on with it. I just bought a German made Warwick Bass and it has a rose wood fret board. I wonder if they put it al together themselves. I bet they did. But oh no don't let Gibson do it. Oh not they are right wingers. Can't let that happen now can we. Obama and crew needs too help make more work for the USA not less. But is seems that you have Pay Obama to work keep jobs in the USA.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/03 02:03:12
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    The Obama Administration is nothing but a band of goons.
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/03/03 01:56:48
    Gibson is an American Brand, like Levis or Justin boots. Levis aren't made here anymore. They are made in China or Mexico. It would be a shame to see Gibson move manufacturing out of the country, but if Obama doesn't back off, that's exactly what will happen.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/03/03 01:53:57

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