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Boeing to close Wichita plant with 2,160 jobs
sfgate.com ^ | 1/4/12 | ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Posted on 01/04/2012 5:08:08 PM PST by Nachum

The Boeing Co., for decades the brand that helped support Wichita's claim as the aviation capital of the world, announced Wednesday it will shut down facilities in the city by the end of 2013 and send work to plants in three other states as it deals with defense spending cutbacks.

The closure will cost 2,160 workers their jobs and end the firm's presence in an area where it has been a major employer for generations.

The decision was not a surprise because Boeing said in November it was looking at closing the Wichita plant. But it still drew an angry response from Kansas lawmakers who helped Boeing land a lucrative Air Force refueling tanker project in February and had expected thousands of jobs to come to Wichita with it. Instead, the tanker work will go to Boeing's facilities near Seattle.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boeing; jobs; plant; wichita
Obamanomics
1 posted on 01/04/2012 5:08:18 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/04/2012 5:09:51 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It looks like the deep blue state won.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 5:11:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah, big surprise. /sarc


4 posted on 01/04/2012 5:15:12 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Nachum

I wonder if this is somehow related to the NRLB backing off the S.Carolina thing???

Union telling Boeing to move the jobs to Washington state and we will get the Obama thug agency to back off ?


5 posted on 01/04/2012 5:15:14 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Nachum; no-to-illegals; All

Isn’t this a business making a business decision?? I’ll bet executives would rather live in Seattle than in Kansas.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 5:17:40 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Popman

That was the first thing that popped in my head when I heard in on the radio this morning. Quite a coincidence.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 5:19:21 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Nachum

Mark Bass, vice president of maintenance, modifications and upgrades for the Boeing unit that operates the Wichita plant, said the realignment would move 300-400 jobs to San Antonio, Texas.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 5:20:15 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: Nachum

Movin to Texas ( San Antonio) to work on AF1

they have been in Wichita for a Looooong time


9 posted on 01/04/2012 5:23:13 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Popman

Conversly, their union representation is socialist and that requires increased spending on programs for the people that don’t want to work, and decreased spending on the military.

The fallout is less military related jobs. Let Kansas blues take that to the ballot boxes. They need to grow up and realize the cause and effect of their unions.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 5:24:07 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Nachum

BTW, on the local news in San Antonio, the modification and support jobs and future aircraft maintenance going to San Antonio will include Air Force One.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 5:25:16 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: Rightly Biased
Movin to Texas ( San Antonio) to work on AF1

not sure if it's that I'm the slowest typist, or have the slowest computer, but you beat me to it.

12 posted on 01/04/2012 5:27:08 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: Nachum

We are going to see more and more of this... unemployment is going to get much worse.

LLS


13 posted on 01/04/2012 5:29:17 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Nachum
Obamanomics

Yep. His defense cuts are killing our economy plus our military will be in the same shape as Carter left Reagan.....not ready!

We won't be ready when Iran is done pounding his chest and decides we are weak enough for him to take action!

14 posted on 01/04/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: Nachum

Obama destroying more middle class jobs.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 5:35:58 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Such a coincidence that he is cutting in KA, and not WA. Unexpected.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 5:38:07 PM PST by BenKenobi
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17 posted on 01/04/2012 5:39:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BenKenobi

Chrony capitalism at its worst.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 5:42:41 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Popman
I wonder if this is somehow related to the NRLB backing off the S.Carolina thing???

Union telling Boeing to move the jobs to Washington state and we will get the Obama thug agency to back off ?

You took the words right out of my brain. With the NRLB Obama has more clout than the local politicians who helped get the tanker contract.

19 posted on 01/04/2012 5:44:21 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: CAluvdubya
His defense cuts are killing our economy plus our military will be in the same shape as Carter left Reagan.....not ready!

Do not take this as an endorsement of Obama's policies but also do not forget that the military does not exist to create jobs.

20 posted on 01/04/2012 5:46:14 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if this was the deal to get the National Labor Board or whatever their name is to drop the suit over the Charleston plant taking work from the NW?


21 posted on 01/04/2012 5:56:27 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Puckster
Kansas is a Right-to-Work state. How about Washington?
22 posted on 01/04/2012 6:15:27 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Florida is a right to work state also.....with a lot of unions.....where I now reside when I’m not overseas.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 6:20:21 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Nachum

Very sad. During the war, my mom and aunt worked at Cessna in Wichita, with friends forever working over at Boeing. Rosie the Riviter was real. I knew them and they were mine, and they were gorgeous women to boot. The men were in Hutchinson at the airfield where the war pilots to-be were training in their planes, night and day.

The Aviation Capitol of the World dies for real with this loss.

Appreciate the post. Calls for a toast. To Wichita.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 6:50:27 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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To: Popman
I wonder if this is somehow related to the NLRB backing off the S.Carolina thing???

Question: are the Kansas workers unionized?

(Seattle ain't known for cheap.)

25 posted on 01/04/2012 6:52:09 PM PST by norton
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To: Nachum

Hey, Seattle works. They get all the jobs over Wichita. They are OBAMA’S BASE!


26 posted on 01/04/2012 6:52:26 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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To: BfloGuy
"...do not forget that the military does not exist to create jobs."

You have obviously never done work for the DOD; finding a uniform is like finding that proverbial needle.

27 posted on 01/04/2012 6:56:18 PM PST by norton
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To: Puckster

The Kansas governor, U.S. senators and U.S. representatives are all Republican.

That’s why this is happening.

These damn fools have to start learning to play hardball. Obama orders a “recess” appointment, a senator has to hold up five other appointments.

Obama acts punitively against your state or district, you gather up a few other such targeted pols and you yank some funding for New York, California, Washington state and so on.


28 posted on 01/04/2012 7:08:52 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey
“The Kansas governor, U.S. senators and U.S. representatives are all Republican.”

To assume that this is the only reason it is happening is woeful and myopic.

Unions are counterproductive, internally and externally. Internally with its negotiated restrictions, and externally with its politics.

The more unions push for socialism, the more unproductive America becomes, the more money is demanded for social issues by reason of association with said socialism, which means less money back in their direction for jobs.

Cuts have to happen. I hope the unions are happy now. Their well paying jobs are going so “spread the wealth” can march forward.

29 posted on 01/04/2012 7:36:28 PM PST by Puckster
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The shared runway for BMAC and McConnell AFB was where I learned to fly at the Air Force Aero Club, private ticket, back in the 70’s......:o)

Long azzz runway to play with a C172. Wichita is or was the airplane patch of the USA pretty much at one time. Beechcraft , Cessna, Learjet, Boeing, McConnell AFB all within a few miles of each other......

Union dues support socialist democrats and socialist democrats kill defense industry jobs . They paid for what they got IMO.

Stay safe FWF ~!


30 posted on 01/04/2012 8:49:35 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: RitaOK; Nachum

My grandmother was a “Rosie the Riveter” in Wichita during the war. Thank God for all the women who forgot all the nonsense they’d been told all their lives about “Women can’t do that!” . . . and just did what their country needed them to do. A toast to them.


31 posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:47 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Our GOP candidates: Good grief, is this really the best field we can put together???)
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To: gleeaikin; Nachum; All
gleeaikin, thanks for the ping.
Nachum, thanks for this thread.
To All, thanks for the great comments.
All of you girls and guys make America great.
32 posted on 01/05/2012 7:30:34 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Hetty, that reply was so nice to hear. May God richly bless all those heroic “Rosie” girls.


33 posted on 01/05/2012 12:21:27 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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