Thursday, January 12, 2012

Destroying American Jobs, One Government Contract at a Time

From the Wichita Eagle:

Hawker requests GAO review of Air Force deal

Hawker Beechcraft said Tuesday that it is requesting the Government Accountability Office review the Air Force’s move to exclude it from the bidding process for a Light Air Support aircraft.

Hawker Beechcraft offered the Air Force its AT-6, based on the company’s T-6 trainer. It was up against Brazil-based Embraer’s Super Tucano military aircraft. The AT-6 turboprop is designed for counterinsurgency, close air support, armed overwatch, and homeland defense and security.

Hawker Beechcraft has said that winning the contract – which was expected to have been awarded at the end of October – would keep its T-6 production line operating beyond 2015.

About 1,400 employees in 20 states – including 800 in Wichita – work on the AT-6 and T-6 programs. The number includes how many people work on the programs at Hawker Beechcraft and its U.S. suppliers and partners.

A Time for Choosing answers the question, que bono?

The Obama regime sure seems to favor Brazil for some reason. It may be the fact Obama’s boss, George Soros, has many investments there. As we know, Obama gave the Soros owned Brazilian oil giant Petrobas $10 billion a couple years back, just days after Soros bought controlling interest in the company.

Whitney Pitcher found more about the connection between Petrobas, and Obama’s repeated efforts to stifle American oil exploration. Obama has told the Brazilian leaders he wants America to be their best customer for oil.

Doing some research it seems George Soros has a connection to Embraer through Harbin-Embraer Aircraft a Chinese-Brazilian joint venture, and Hainan Airlines, which Soros owns a significant stake in.

Also, read RedState’s look into the Iran connection.

So basically, Obama is taking jobs from American workers for the benefit of lefty financier and America’s enemies.

All in a day’s work.


Elusive Wapiti said...

One thing I've had a hard time figuring out is why we as a country are busy supplying a country like Afghanistan with non-US aircraft.

We're footing the bill, why aren't we seeding a country in which we're spending a blood and treasure with US hardware? We used to do it that way. What has changed?

I can partially understand why we're buying and gifting Mi-17 helicopters for that country. That aircraft simply outperforms US hardware at those sorts of altitudes (also US helos are too technologically advanced for Afghan maintenance and the Afghan supply system).

But why would we supply that country with the Super Tocano over the AT-6?

Qui bono is about all I can think of.

John Sterling said...

So I can't really evaluate the aircraft issue after reading this howler of an error from the quoted article.

As we know, Obama gave the Soros owned Brazilian oil giant Petrobas $10 billion a couple years back, just days after Soros bought controlling interest in the company.

I don't know what sort of Petrobras trade Soros made, but there's no way he ever had a controlling interest. The government of Brazil owns 48% of Petrobras and controls 64% of the voting shares. Also the Brazillian oil giant is named Petrobras, as in Brasil, not "Petrobas" [sic]

I'm sure the administration isn't helping the U.S. export agenda, but I tuned out when I saw such an obvious and misinformed reach to pin previous misdeeds on the Soros-MoveOn-Alinsky industrial complex.

Dr. Φ said...

John: Good catch! I should have fact-checked ATfC. I will make a correction.