This bit was in my inbox this morning from Human Events:
The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets are reporting the Department of Justice has raided Gibson Guitars. Why? Because Gibson uses wood from India in its guitars. That wood is from a sustainable crop of wood that is industry certified. But Gibson takes the wood and finishes it here in the United States, providing Americans with jobs.
The Department of Justice believes it is illegal for Gibson to finish its guitars in the United States. According to the Department of Justice’s interpretation of an Indian law that India itself does not interpret in the same way, wood taken from India must be finished in India. Never mind that the Indian government does not see it that way and has not requested American intervention against Gibson.
While the President is trying to create jobs, we should not fall for the distraction and should instead pay very real attention to how Barack Obama’s appointees are killing American jobs.
This is so very typical of Obungler’s adminstration. I have heard all kinds of measly-mouthed excuses for why they would do this, but in my mind, the rationale is clear. Obastard wants to kill jobs, especially in the south. The more people on welfare, the more votes for the Demoncrat party. It’s really that simple.
More here. I agree. It’s persecution.