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    Boeing to consider moving work overseas

    Chairman Jim McNerney said on Wednesday the company was actively considering moving "key pieces" of the company to other countries given the ongoing debate in the U.S. Congress over the future of the Export-Import Bank.

    "We are now forced to think about this differently," McNerney said in an interview hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, adding that Boeing may move some operations to countries that did offer export credits.

    McNerney, who retired as Boeing's chief executive of the company on July 1 after 10 years in the job, said he was questioning his decision to maintain production and jobs in the United States given the debate over export financing.

    "I'm beginning to think that maybe I made the wrong decision," McNerney said.

    McNerney said he was more worried than ever that the U.S. Congress could fail to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, whose charter expired on June 30.

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    Without knowing the merits of this issue I think that any U.S. company that moves abroad should automatically lose any contracts it has with the U.S. government.
    Let Boeing leave and give their contracts to other U.S. aerospace firms.
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    Look the US Government has beat up Boeing over it's choice of a new factory location and now this. If they want to build parts of aircraft overseas, so be it. Will it mean the loss of some high paying union jobs? Yes. Yes, it will. We are in a global economy. Boeings obligation is to its stockholders, not the American public. If they cut off any government contracts with companies that manufacture overseas, there are going to be a lot of problems in our government. Where are all those computers made that they are using at the IRS? Damn, that is going to be bad. What about all the copiers, and televisions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Look the US Government has beat up Boeing over it's choice of a new factory location and now this. If they want to build parts of aircraft overseas, so be it. Will it mean the loss of some high paying union jobs? Yes. Yes, it will. We are in a global economy. Boeings obligation is to its stockholders, not the American public. If they cut off any government contracts with companies that manufacture overseas, there are going to be a lot of problems in our government. Where are all those computers made that they are using at the IRS? Damn, that is going to be bad. What about all the copiers, and televisions?
    So you are ok with American Companies getting US government contracts to produce products for the US government overseas?

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    So you are ok with American Companies getting US government contracts to produce products for the US government overseas?
    Yes, I am. I have no problem with it. The US government has given government contracts to many companies that manufacture products overseas for decades. Why should we single out and penalize this one company? If US manufactured products cost more then the government has an obligation to purchase as frugally as they can. They are not spending their money but rather ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Yes, I am. I have no problem with it. The US government has given government contracts to many companies that manufacture products overseas for decades. Why should we single out and penalize this one company? If US manufactured products cost more then the government has an obligation to purchase as frugally as they can. They are not spending their money but rather ours.
    In that case you would have no problem if the government just bought all its products from foreign sources<shrug> Fuck the American workers, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    In that case you would have no problem if the government just bought all its products from foreign sources<shrug> Fuck the American workers, right?
    Some Righties only pose as Americans.

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    Boeing gets a ton of help from the US government in getting contracts from around the world, where it's major competitor is Airbus. Since Airbus gets tons of support from Britain and France, and since they have to pay even more socialistically-determined wages than does Boeing, it's hard to see how Boeing needs to do this in order to compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    In that case you would have no problem if the government just bought all its products from foreign sources<shrug> Fuck the American workers, right?
    The American Government is already buying things from companies that manufacture overseas, why should we decide that Boeing is any worse and ban them? For anyone who has been in a government office recently, what was the name brand of the computers they were using? There are American computers, why aren't they using them? How many government agencies are using Dodge Chargers? That company is owned by Fiat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The American Government is already buying things from companies that manufacture overseas, why should we decide that Boeing is any worse and ban them? For anyone who has been in a government office recently, what was the name brand of the computers they were using? There are American computers, why aren't they using them? How many government agencies are using Dodge Chargers? That company is owned by Fiat.
    Are computers proprietary secrets related to national security? I didn't know. I thought the secret stuff is what goes into the computer after you buy it.

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