Gibson Guitar’s CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, will be present for President Obama’s “Jobs” speech to Congress tomorrow night as the guest of Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn. Gibson, a Tennessee company, has locations in both Memphis and Nashville.
Recently, Gibson has been taking fire from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, a Federal regulatory agency, and from the Obama Administration for building guitars and employing Tennesseans. The obvious point here is that if the President is serious about adding new jobs to increase the total number in the country, his first step should not be destroying the ones he currently has!
Maybe if the President spent more time finding real solutions to empowering small business owners and less time hindering businesses like Gibson, we’d see more new jobs being created.
More ominously, given recent remarks by Teamsters’ President Jimmy Hoffa, and considering that it is being reported that the Gibson CEO is a Republican, and remembering that GOP Chrysler dealers were the ones punished by the government by having their dealerships closed – perhaps Juszkiewicz is just the first SOB in the crosshairs …