Americans for Job Security is outraged by the Obama administration’s recent decision to turn its back on the proven American aerospace manufacturing community and instead award a $1 billion defense contract to Embraer, a Brazilian owned and operated aircraft manufacturing company.
Our nation has seen a lot of reckless actions come from the Obama White House over the last three years, but this one could be the most damaging.
Why would we ever want to send our taxpayer dollars abroad to outsource both our national security and valuable manufacturing jobs?
The Obama administration should be working to create jobs here at home, not in Brazil. And this outrage is even more prominent when those jobs are building aircrafts that will be used to protect our homeland.
Red State 3/9/11: Trust American National Security to Brazil?
“The Brazilian government’s direct control over Embraer would put the production of the light attack and reconnaissance aircraft at the mercy and whim of Brazil’s political leaders who too often do not see eye to eye with the United States on foreign policy issues.”
Forbes 5/10/11: The Obama Administration Fights To Create Jobs In Brazil
“President Obama and his administration have tied the hands of America’s job creators and stifled domestic growth through an endless stream of new regulations and a lack of confidence in American-made goods. His audacity must be questioned–especially as he moves to outsource national security and fund an effort in Brazil that he won’t permit at home.”
Breitbart’s Big Peace 9/8/11: Let Americans Make American Planes
“It would be great to hear President Obama commit to giving U.S. military contracts to U.S. companies. Doing so would strengthen the American economy, create much needed, well-paying U.S. jobs and be in the best interest of our men and women in uniform.”