Our government getting involved in helping companies that directly compete with U.S. companies should outrage us all. Boeing has every right to be upset that aid is being given to a direct competitor.
America is hurting and our businesses are hurting. Many are striving to be competitive in an international marketplace against international competition, and they are working on products, processes and supply chain management to achieve that. These businesses, such as Boeing, should be encouraged in their every endeavor to reach this achievement. Their success is our success. I'm not saying the government should provide support to Boeing. But, to actively support their competitors who are based overseas? This seems like a kick in the teeth, not just to the company, but to every American who works for them. Help Boeing become more efficient, help them compete and, suddenly, they make more money, they hire more people, as they grow, and guess what? All those people will be paying taxes and spending money. So, what are we waiting for?
America is already having problems with our own economy, and has already spent too much money helping our own troubled businesses. The world economy is interconnected. But, how can America hope to help another country's companies, until our own are back in order. Once we have stabilized our businesses and brought our job market back to normal, then it would be advisable to start helping other countries do the same. No other country came to America's aid to help bail our businesses out of debt, because they understand the need to fix within, and then work at the outside.
Banks have gotten out of hand with their hand-outs in the last few years, and now they are getting fewer and fewer, since we have no money. Boeing, like many other companies, saw the competition get a hand-out, and asked what everyone is asking: where is mine? They have every right to want some extra help right now, because everyone in America does.
Governments in Europe give their own companies that compete with Boeing an unfair advantage by subsidizing their own companies. The foreign companies can therefore make their aircraft and not have to worry so much about profit as Boeing does. They should either stop this practice or the U.S. should do something similar to even the playing field.
Companies such as Boeing are in the United States suffering, while the United States government is financially assisting overseas agencies and their financial issues. This is not right. We have a bad policy of helping everyone else, and not helping our own. We should be ashamed of these practices, and how we treat these companies.
It's time for the American people to speak up and let our government know that we want our money to be spent here in this country. So many of our jobs are outsourced in other countries, and our businesses are spending our money in other countries. We need to bring back our manufacturing jobs here to the United States, and put the American worker back to work.
The help that the European aircraft manufacturers receive from the government creates an unfair advantage for them. Production is faster, and they have more competitive prices thanks to the help from their government. Boeing does not receive help from the government, so they are at a disadvantage. The complaints help them to know what is wrong, so that they can hopefully change it.
Boeing is certainly justified in its complaint, because this is showing favoritism. How can a government help a foreign rival of an American company? Why should the government apply its help to others, when they can't even apply the help to companies on its own soil? We should be promoting our products, and not the products of other countries.
The help European aircraft manufacturers receive from the European governments create an unfair competition. These aircraft manufacturers - thanks to the help from the government - have more competitive prices and also their production processes are faster. Boeing does not receive any government help for the production of its commercial aircraft and that situation creates a disadvantage for Boeing.
Boeing is one of the largest defense contractors in the United States. As a result of this taxpayer-funded largess, Boeing has no room to complain about European subsidies for Airbus. Boeing is also a huge contractor for NASA. Boeing's position as a prime contractor and sub-contractor on federal projects render null and void any legitimate complaints. Had the Air Force sent the new military tanker contract overseas, Boeing could have complained. However, the Air Force did the right thing for themselves and for the country as a whole.
I think that Boeing is remiss in complaining about how other countries run their industries for two reasons: one, we have consistently proven that our system is better at both production and quality. And two, I would be willing to bet my eye teeth that Boeing gets its fair share of government subsidies from our local, state, and federal jurisdictions.
All commercial aircraft companies receive government subsidies. Boeing has received such subsidies, including government funding of the 787 in the billions from Washington and indirect funding from Japan. The way I see it, if they are currently willing to accept monies from the government, then they should not be making a fuss about other airlines also receiving funding.