Skip to comments.Sealy plant loses Army truck deal [Houston, Tx area]
Posted on 02/13/2010 7:24:32 AM PST by deport
3,000 jobs may be cutWASHINGTON The Houston-area economy suffered a second blow Friday, with the U.S. Army rejecting a Sealy-based company's appeal to keep combat truck production in Texas, where it has been for 17 years.
The Army's action to award the contract to a Wisconsin firm following a review ordered by Congress' watchdog Government Accountability Office could claim an estimated 3,000 jobs at the Texas plant in suburban Houston, with layoffs beginning later this year.
Coupled with President Barack Obama's proposal last week to cancel NASA's $108 billion back-to-the-moon Constellation program, the Houston area could lose more than 10,000 aerospace and manufacturing jobs over the next two years.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, whose congressional district includes Sealy, said the Army decision was the wrong decision for the workforce, troops in the field and U.S. taxpayers. There appears to be a trend in this administration to move jobs out of Texas, whether it be cutting NASA's human space flight program or BAE's (truck) production, he said.
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Texas gets next to no bailout money.
Obama is beyond despicable.
Sounds to me like Oshkosh got the deal. They make a pretty robust product.
it is chicago politics..
Hmmmmm, it’s almost like Mugabe is punishing Texas.
Definitely not good. Jobs from a red state going to a blue state. Is somebody trying to stick-it to Texas?
One has to ask the question.....What’s the ties with the Wisconsin company and Obama? Is he punishing Texas companies because they don’t back his policies?
Slash and burn politics, Chicago style.
Texas is in the crosshairs of the O administration.
We can take it!
Nobama best remember another dictator who tried to punish Texas.. He’ll go down in history as Santa Anna Nobama.
Does this have to do with unions?
Rewarding a liberal pro-union state with this contract?
Obama is deliberately wrecking America. Why?
I don’t know, but it’s safe to consider the politics of anything these days.
One has to ask the question.....Whats the ties with the Wisconsin company and Obama? Is he punishing Texas companies because they dont back his policies?
In the overall scheme of things, I think it's just a ploy to get more illegal immigrants to migrate further north for the jobs.
“There appears to be a trend in this administration to move jobs out of Texas,”
How did you boys vote during the ‘08 election? You will learn not to screw with a Marxist!
British-owned BAE Systems, which operates the Sealy truck manufacturing plant, had appealed after the Army initially awarded the contract to the Wisconsin firm last August to build 23,300 trucks and trailers for $3 billion over the next five years. BAE Systems had sought $3.4 billion for the work.
Oskosh Corp. is US owned, and we save $400 million in taxpayer dollars.
Damn him, we would pass by this plant making our way to Georgia (Ft. Benning) to visit our son and soldiers and always took pride in this plant. We’ll find a way...
Obama has done little for CA cuz he already owned their votes.
He’s punishing TX cuz they didn’t support him with their votes.
How many jobs at NASA JSC
Hmmm, kinda hard to argue with that. I say let Ford build the trucks (in the USA)!
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